Southampton predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 22
- Winning Bets: 10
- Average Odds: 2.1
- Overall Stake : 155
- Profit: 136.53
- Yield: -11.92 %
By all obvious standards, the 2018/19 season was largely disappointing for Southampton. The Saints finished the campaign in 16th place, avoiding relegation by the skin of their teeth. A scratch beneath the surface will, however, reveal an uptrend, upgrade and obvious improvement compared to almost chronic stagnation at St Marry’s over the past couple of season. The bright spark of Southampton's six-month revitalisation was Ralph Hasenhuttl, whose positive impact not only transformed the style of play but also managed to breathe new life into a withering squad, club and city. Southampton are likely to go through another difficult year, nevertheless, with competition in the Premier League season arguably bigger than ever. Even so, the Saints stand at mere 1.25 betting odds to stay up during the 2019/20 campaign. Moreover, they are a club to keep an eye on in a run for a top-1o finish with 3.25 betting odds stacked in their favour.
Southampton Key Players
Club captain, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, is the backbone of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side and will be the one to keep an eye on during the 2019/20. As a player who was once on Pep Guardiola’s radar endured a difficult start to his life at St Mary’s. However, the 2018/19 campaign saw the midfielder take a central role in his team. Another player who could have a positive impact in helping Southampton secure a top-half finish is the summer arrival, Che Adams. The flamboyant forward bagged 22 goals for Birmingham last season, which earned him a £15 million move to Southampton. The price-tag should not be too big of a burden for this striker who also played for Sheffield United in earlier stages of his career.
South Coast derby is a game between Southampton and Portsmouth – the two clubs only 19 miles apart. Proximity of the two clubs developed a long-burning hatred which, unfortunately, did not produce too many matches due to the fact Southampton and Portsmouth often compete in different divisions. When it comes to the Premier League, Bournemouth and Brighton Hove Albion are definitely rivals, being the clubs from the South Coast. Nevertheless, the most recent transfer developments in terms of departures from Southampton have partially elevated Liverpool as the Saints’ rivals. The likes of Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk are only the most notable names to move from St. Mary’s to Anfield and Southampton supporters are not too keen laying their eyes on the Reds.
Originally founded as a church football team under the name of St Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association, it’s easy to understand why Southampton are called the Saints. The club’s inception started in 1885 and Southampton formerly played their matches at a stadium called The Dell, since 1898 up to 2001. During more than a hundred years at the Dell, Southampton achieved their biggest success yet – winning the FA Cup trophy in 1976 and achieving their highest-ever league standings by finishing second in the First Division in 1983/84. The new stadium – St Mary’s – overlooked the club go through relegation from the Premier league in 2005 which is an important milestone in the club’s history – ending a 27-year stretch in the top divisions for Southampton. The Saints returned to the top flight of English football in 2012 and have emerged as a solid Premier League member ever since.