Southampton v Hull City Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
April 25, 2017
Saturday April 29 – St. Mary’s Stadium – Premier League
Relegation battling Hull travel to Southampton on Saturday, with the Tigers desperate to continue their recent form and fight the drop.
Southampton have an excellent record in this fixture, winning four out of the last five match-ups. Although Hull did win the most recent meeting, a 2-1 win earlier this season.
Southampton midfielder Sam McQueen has been ruled out of this one by manager Claude Puel, with the youngster struggling with a groin strain.
Charlie Austin and Matt Targett are both still someway off a first team return, as they continue their recoveries from shoulder and hamstring injuries respectively.
Virgil van Dijk and Alex McCarthy are both out until next season with long term injuries.
Hull are without striker Oumar Niasse, who begins a three match suspension following his controversial red card against Watford.
Omar Elabdellaoui could be in line for a return as he back in training following a spell out with a back injury.
David Meyler, Will Keane and Ryan Mason are all out of the remainder of the campaign with serious injuries.
Southampton v Hull City Preview and Predictions
The Saints form has been relatively inconsistent in recent weeks, notching up wins against Crystal Palace and West Brom, but suffering defeats to Tottenham and Manchester City. Given that they have secured their Premier League status and they are out of the reckoning for European qualification they could be ideal opponents for Hull.
Hull look to be in a straight shootout with Swansea City in a relegation dogfight, and the Tigers have secured a valuable three wins in their last five games.
However the main issue for Marco Silva’s side has been their away form, having not won on the road in the Premier League since beating Swansea in August 2016.
Whilst Southampton’s home form has not been great in 2017, with only two League wins at home since the turn of the year, they will be stiff opposition for Hull. A draw looks the most likely option in this one, priced at 13/5, with a BTTS bet at 10/11.
A 1-1 draw priced at 13/2
With Hull desperate for points and Southampton with on pride left to play for, in front of their home fans, they should cancel each other out.
James Ward-Prowse to score anytime 5/2
The England U21 international has been Southampton’s man in form in recent games, with two goals in five games from midfield, and looks a likely goal source.