Southampton vs. Burnley – English Premier League, April 4, 2021
Both of these clubs should be just about safe this season but would probably like to win a few more points sooner rather than later to avoid any late relegation worries.
Burnley would seem to be the form side of the two, but Kyle Walker-Peters’ return has had a big effect on Southampton’s defensive abilities. So this looks to be a very evenly balanced game.
Southampton vs. Burnley Odds
BetOnline makes Southampton the slight favorite to win this one at home on Sunday, but the Saints have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games and have spiraled down the table.
Burnley has won just four away from home this season, though, so the draw bet might be the best value here.
Southampton vs. Burnley Match Preview
Ralph Hasenhuttl has probably taken some solace in his team’s FA Cup results this season as its league campaign crumbled before his eyes. Southampton has reached the semifinal stage without conceding a goal in an unrecognizable style from the performances in the EPL.
Star striker Danny Ings has been unavailable for spells throughout the season and is likely to be missing for this one again.
Some good news is that Kyle Walker-Peters looks to have shrugged off his injury – and he will add an extra element at both ends of the pitch.
Burnley has only lost once in its last eight Premier League games, so they will travel down to the south coast with an air of confidence. Scoring goals has been a problem, yet again, for Sean Dyche’s side, but Chris Wood is back now – and scored in each of the last two games before the international break.
Fans will be hoping that there are plans for next season, with the club’s new owners expected to spend some money at long last. But there is a chance that the Clarets could finish this campaign off in style. Home games have tended to end in draws recently, with away fixtures bringing defeats. But Burnley beat Everton on the road last time out and will fancy its chances here.
Southampton vs. Burnley Pick
If both managers were completely honest, they would probably be quite happy with a draw this weekend. An extra point to the tally would keep those below far enough away and ensure that it is Newcastle that has the most to worry about at the bottom.
This may not end up being the most attractive game of soccer this weekend, but a draw will be gratefully taken at Southampton and Burnley.