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Southampton betting (2020 updated)
At this point, fans of the Saints should be singing Ralph Hasenhuttl’s praises.The club has been in shambles ever since the start of the 2017/18 season, barely managing to stay a part of the Premier League for two seasons in a row. Spirits were low as the best players kept leaving the squad – but it all changed last year.
Despite a dismal record for conceded goals and limited financial means, Southhampton jumped up 5 spots for an 11th place finish. Though new life seems to have been breathed into the Saints, the reality is that they are now a middle-of-the-table sort of team. At odds of 3.00 for a Top 10 Finish, the upper half seems to be the extent of what Southhampton fans can hope for. To be fair, though, it’s still a massive improvement, and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful about the future.
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Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg formed the backbone of Hasenhuttl’s squad for the past 2 seasons, and his departure will no doubt hurt. In fact, the pivotal defensive midfield has been gutted over the summer, raising questions about Southampton’s strategy in 2020/21. As a replacement, Ibrahima Diallo was brought in from Ligue 1’s Brest. Though living up to Höjbjerg’s name will be a daunting task, Diallo is one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe.
So what other assets can the Saints fall back on? For starters, the England striker Danny Ings. He was last season’s third-best goal scorer and quickly became an English fan-favourite. It seems Hasenhutt’s strategy will have to move deeper into the pitch to support a more flexible midfield and promising wingers he has at his disposal.
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.