Southampton vs Fulham – Prediction, and Match Preview
Southampton vs Fulham – Following a 4-3 Premier League loss to Nottingham Forest in their previous match, Southampton will be looking to pick up a win here.
Southampton controlled 64% of the game’s possession and five of its 19 efforts on goal were on target. James Ward-Prowse (96′), Lyanco (51′), and Carlos Alcaraz (25′) scored goals for Southampton.
Nottingham Forest, their adversaries, had 9 shots total, 4 of which were on goal. For Nottingham Forest, goals were scored by Taiwo Awoniyi (18, 21), Morgan Gibbs-White (44), and Danilo (73).
Southampton hasn’t consistently displayed strong defense in recent games. In fact, Southampton has conceded 17 goals while failing to stop their opponents from scoring in six of their previous six games.
In any case, we will just have to wait and see if the trend in this game can continue. Southampton has lost their last five league games at home without a victory going into this one. Their supporters aren’t pleased.
Following a 5-3 victory over Leicester City in their previous match in the Premier League, Fulham will enter the contest. In that game, Fulham had 57% of the possession and 7 of their 17 shots on goal were successful.
Willian (10′, 70′), Carlos Vinicius (18′), and Tom Cairney scored goals for Fulham. Leicester City, their adversaries, had 18 shots at goal with 9 of them being on target.
James Maddison (81′) and Harvey Barnes (59′, 89′) scored goals for Leicester City. We’ve seen goals 20 times in the last 6 games in which Fulham sent out their soldiers, for an average of 3.33 goals per match, demonstrating their preference for winning clashes.
Of this total, their opponents have made 9 hits. Fulham had lost their last two league games on the road without picking up a victory coming into this match.
Southampton vs Fulham – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head meetings dating back to November 24, 2018, we can see that Southampton has won three of these games and Fulham has won two, with one game being tied.
The two teams combined to score 15 goals throughout this time, with 9 coming from The Saints and 6 from The Cottagers. That equals 2.5 goals per game on average.
In their most recent league meeting, Fulham defeated Southampton 2-1 on Premier League Match Day 18 on December 31, 2022. Fulham enjoyed 63% of the possession in that game and 2 of their 8 shots on goal were successful. Joo Paulhinha (88′) was the only player for them to register a goal.
Southampton had nine shots on goal, three of which were on goal, at the other end. The goal was scored by James Ward-Prowse (Own goal, 32′, 56′). Graham Scott served as the referee for the game.
Out of a nearly complete roster of players, there is just one absence due to injury that Southampton manager Rubén Sellés needs to be concerned about. Juan Larios is out with an undisclosed injury.
Our prediction is that The Saints may play with a 4-4-2 formation, with Alex McCarthy, A. Maitland-Niles, Jan Bednarek, Duje Caleta-Car, Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott, Jamie Ward-Prowse, Roméo Lavia, Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, and Carlos Alcaraz starting the first half.
Bernd Leno, Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Issa Diop, Antonee Robinson, Joo Paulhinha, Harrison Reed, Harry Wilson, Tom Cairney, Willian, and Aleksandar Mitrovic are set to be benched as The Cottagers start the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup. With little separating these two clubs, we think Fulham and Southampton might both score in what seems to be a good matchup.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the WDW market, victory for Southampton can be had for 2.8, a wager on a drawn result is 3.44 and selecting the winner to be Fulham can be had at 2.55. They’re the best of the bets that can be secured as of now.
Southampton vs Fulham – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Away Win or Draw