Southampton vs Brentford: prediction for the English Premier League fixture
Four years ago, Southampton were the runner-ups of the League Cup. Since then, the Saints can't boast any success. Last year, they finished in 15th place in the Premier League standings.
In the current season, Southampton were knocked out of the League Cup in the Round of 16, but had a good start to their FA Cup campaign - last week, Southampton defeated Swansea in extra time (3:2 ET).
The Saints have played 19 rounds of games in the Premier League. They have earned 21 points from four wins and nine draws and are occupying the 14th line in the log. In the last three rounds, Soton drew with Crystal Palace (2:2) and Tottenham (1:1) and defeated West Ham (3:2).
Today the hosts will be playing without McCarthy, Adams, Smallbone, Stephens, Valery, and Moussa.
Brentford debut in the Premier League has been impressive. After 19 rounds of games, the Bees sit in 12th place in the log with a total of 23 points from six victories and five draws. After a defeat to Manchester City (0:1), Thomas Frank's charges celebrated success over Aston Villa (2:1).
The Bees looked confident in the League Cup. They defeated Forest Green (3:1), Oldham (7:0), and Stoke City (2:1) one the way to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal match, Brentford lost to Chelsea.
Last week, the Bees kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a crushing victory over Port Vale (4:1).
Dasilva, Janvier, Jorgensen, Goode, and Rayahave been ruled out of this fixture.
In 3 of the last 6 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
Draws were recorded in 2 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 3 of the last 6 games of Southampton.
No penalties were given in the last 4 head-to-head games.
We believe this will be a close game. Only two points separate the sides, which means both teams will be extremely motivated to collect all three points. We are expecting an open game with a large number of attacks, in which both sides will get a chance to score.
Our prediction — both to score
The visitors haven't tied in six games, but in 2 of the last 5 head-to-head games the two teams cancelled each other out. We are predicting a draw in the upcoming match - such result would satisfy both opponents.
Second bet — draw