Best chances: 14/5
Southampton welcomes Burnley in St. Mary's Saturday Saturday afternoon for two parties who want to break through in the upper half of the Premier League table.
Starting with the hosts, while Southampton might have had a tough show at Tottenham last time, the Saints could only sink to a 3-2 defeat in North London and watch their FA Cup adventure end. Despite the drop zone rising due to a remarkable revival at the start of the new year, the South Coast outfit has won only one of their last five games in all competitions. Although Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl may still be struggling to find their best form at home, the former RB Leipzig boss will be happy that the attacking talisman Danny Ings continues to shine in the final third. Once again he found the net against Tottenham again last week, Liverpool's one-off striker scored 17 goals in all competitions in 2019-20, most by a Southampton player in six years.
Southampton has a fully fit team available, with loaned Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters in line to make his debut.
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse is set despite being stretched during the FA Cup defeat in Tottenham.
Regarding the visitors, despite having been left behind by not getting away all three points against Arsenal last time, Burnley is enjoying the run against the upper half of the opposition. Despite the FA Cup crash against Norwich last month, the men of Sean Dyche are undefeated in their last three Premier League matches during the bounce, a run that allows them back-to-back wins against Leicester and a famous 2-0 win achieved at Old Trafford. When Burnley lands on the road for the first time this season, the traveling support of Saturday will call the leader of the shooter Chris Wood to take the lead. With two goals in his last three Premier League appearances, the New Zealand international is the only player in Lancashire who has achieved double digits so far. Knowing that only one point this weekend would make Arsenal jump into the top half of the table, the Dyche men will also be stimulated by their most recent encounter with Saturday's hosts. When Burnley welcomed Southampton to Turf Moor in August, the Clarets grabbed a thumping 3-0 win.
Burnley misses Matt Lowton and Charlie Taylor, where both defenders must be assessed for injuries.
Striker Ashley Barnes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson remain eliminated, but new signing Josh Brownhill is in the team.
Important factors to consider
- When the two sides faced each other earlier in the season, Burnley took a 3-0 win over Turf Moor.
- Three of the last four meetings between the two sides ended in a draw.
- Burnley is unbeaten in their last six games against Southampton, a point dating back to October 2016.
- Chris Wood has two goals in his last three Premier League matchups.
- Southampton has won only one of their last four Premier League games in St. Mary & # 39; s.
In a fight between two parties looking for a route to the top half, both Burnley and Southampton should see Saturday as a real chance to get maximum points this weekend. With Burnley in possession of what is an excellent record against the Saints, including a 3-0 win earlier in the season, the Clarets will prove to be a tough test against a Saints party that has shown some homegrown battle. In a possible close fight and three of the last four meetings between the two parties ending in a draw, we support a similar result on Saturday.
Best chances: 14/5