Sooner or later someone was going to receive some Southampton backlash after a run of four games without a win and unfortunately for 19th-place Burnley, it looks like being them.
The Saints are 3/4 to triumph in Lancashire, the draw is 5/2 and the Clarets are the 19/5 outsiders for a home win.
As you’ll see from our best bets on the 15:00pm Saturday kick-off we see the first of the three match results as the place to start.
Southampton to beat Burnley @ 3/4
There is no doubting some of the sheen has been wiped from Ronald Koeman’s sides’ efforts, but they are still fifth and against Manchester United last time out, they were victims of night-time robbery.
The Saints were better in every area of the pitch, though their wastefulness in front of goal came back to haunt them thanks to the spectre of Robin van Persie, who scored twice from two touches.
If the South coast side play anything like as well at a ground where they have only lost once in six visits, then there should only been one winner of this match.
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/4
Another bet at the same odds with plenty of evidence to back it up. Four of Burnley’s last five games have seen the total shimmy under this marker, while the visitors last scored multiple times five matches back in the top flight.
Southampton to win 2-0 @ 13/2
If chancing your arm on a scoreline, then this looks the one to plump for given Southampton’s results against the two other current bottom-three sides.
Hull were beaten 1-0 then Leicester 2-0, while Koeman’s side still own the steeliest defence in the Premier League in terms of clean sheets.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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