On Saturday, 2nd of February 2019, the football fraternity will be treated to one of the most crucial matches pitying Burnley against Southampton. This match is equally important for the two sides owing to their respective positions in the premier table standings and the pressing urge for each to take the three points. The match is scheduled to start at 15.00GMT at the Turf Moor. Burnley is likely to emerge victorious as they are showing signs of improvement.
Playing at their home turf, Burnley is not ready to disappoint its fans. They could do all it takes at least to move up the table standings. If not a win for them, at least a draw can be satisfying. Their Tuesday, the midweek 2-2 draw against the in-form Manchester United helped elevate their confidence for the coming fixture. This added confidence will see them wave through Southampton mercilessly.
Southampton at number 17 in the table standings, things don’t look so impressive for them. They need to pull up their socks if they hope to move off the relegation threat. With just 22 points from 23 fixtures, a loss over the weekend will cement their place at just one position shy of the feared relegation zone. However, if their last three matches is something to weigh on, then Burnley will have a run for their win. It has managed two consecutive wins and three matches without a loss.
This fixture presents both teams with a golden opportunity to show their fans what they are made of. With Burnley having shown Manchester United that they are not a team to easily wish away, it is their time to prove that their 2-2 draw with Manchester United was not by chance but due to their hard work and game plan. Southampton, on the other hand, do not want to lose their three match unbeaten run that quickly. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, both teams’ position in the premier table standings is not safe if they need to stay in the premier league. This fixture will redeem either of them or doom them more.
Burnley vs. Southampton Head to Head
The two sides have had against each other 18 times with Burnley bagging 5 wins against Southampton’s 6. The two have drawn 7 times. Here is a look into their eight most recent matches and how it turned out for each team:
- Southampton 0-0 Burnley
- Burnley 1-1 Southampton
- Southampton 0-1 Burnley
- Burnley 1-0 Southampton
- Southampton 3-1 Burnley
- Southampton 2-0 Burnley
- Burnley 1-0 Southampton
- Southampton 4-3 Burnley
Aaron Lennon who is nursing a knee injury is scheduled to be back in early February. However, he will not make faces during this fixture. Robert Brady is due soon from his groin injury. For Jonathan Walters, he will be still out until March due Achilles tendon injury.
Southampton has suffered many injuries. However, they are relieved as both Ryan Bertrand and Michael Obafemi are back in training and ready for action. However, the services of Mario Lemina, Charlie Austin Matthew Robert Targett and Kayne Ramsay will be missed due to various injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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The pressure upon both teams will make this fixture very interesting to bet on. Burnley so far during this 2018/2019 season has won 6 matches, lost 13 and drawn 5. On the other hand, Southampton has just won 5, lost 11 and drawn 7. These statistics show two teams desperate to win or if worse force a draw. However, Burnley stands a better chance of winning at home. Here are our best bets for the match:
- Burnley to win
- Both teams to score
- Under 3.5 goals at fulltime