Burnley v Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 31, 2019
Turf Moor - Premier League
Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton make the long trip to Burnley this weekend, in a potential relegation six pointer for both sides.
The last meeting between these two sides ended in a low key 0-0 draw in Lancashire, and two of the last three meetings between them have ended in a draw.
Burnley will have utility man Ashley Westwood back in action, but Robbie Brady, Steven Defour and Aaron Lennon are all still sidelined.
Southampton should be able to welcome back midfielder Pierre Hojbjerg and striker Charlie Austin from head and ankles injuries respectively. Mario Lemina and Michael Obafemi are both still out injured, and Mayo Yoshida is away on international duty with Japan at the Asian Cup.
Burnley v Southampton Predictions and Preview
Southampton continued their impressive run under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl with 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in their last game, stretching their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions. Home form will be vital if Southampton are to avoid relegation this season, and the Saints have lost just two of their last nine home league games.
Burnley let a two goal lead slip at Old Trafford, denying the Clarets a historic win, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side having to settle for a point. Their last three games have been away from home, and they have lost all three in league and cup action, with just one win away from Turf Moor since September 30th.
Southampton look a completely new prospect under Hasenhuttl, but a return to home territory will boost Burnley, and a draw, at 9/4, looks a good option. Eight goals in their last five league games for Burnley, and Southampton with six, means that there should be goals in this one - with an over 1.5 total goals scored bet available at 1/3.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
With plenty of pressure on both managers and squads in this clash, they will both be determined not to lose and plunge themselves into deeper relegation trouble. That points towards a draw, with Burnley looking to extend their Premier League stay to a fourth season.
James Ward-Prowse to score anytime at 9/2
Ward-Prowse has scored in each of his last three Premier League games for the Saints, and he will be looking to continue that excellent form this weekend. The midfielder is a consistent threat from set pieces as well as being Southampton's penalty taker.