As the Premier League gears towards its final sprint, the table is taking shape and the leaders and losers are also coming out clear. So far, Fulham and Huddersfield have been relegated. This weekend, Southampton, which is just a one position away from the relegation zone at number 17, will host Wolverhampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium on 13/04/2019. The match is scheduled to kick off at 17.00GMT.
Southampton is just 5 points above the 18th placed Cardiff City, hence their stay in the Premier League is still under threat owing to fact of the number of matches remaining. After a back-to -back two match wins over Tottenham and Brighton, Southampton succumbed to a 3-1 loss in the hands of Liverpool last weekend. Despite them sitting on the danger zone, there is still optimism owing to their 5 point gap from relegation area.
At number 8 in the table standings, Wolverhampton look forward to finishing the Premier League in style; among the top ten. Having humbled Manchester United 2-1 in their last League match, they travel to St. Mary’s with some air of confidence hanging around them. However, it should be noted that the Wolves won 2-0 in their first leg match of the season at the Molineux Stadium.
Both teams have all it takes to score. Thus a lively match is in the offing owing to the fact that both teams have something crucial they are fighting for. Southampton is fighting to stay in the Premier League while the Wolves want to finish among the top 10. We believe there is great value in putting your money for the match to end in a draw.
Southampton vs. Wolverhampton Head to Head
The two sides have played each other a total of 14 times. Southampton has managed 6 wins of their meetings. Wolverhampton on the other hand has managed 4 wins. 4 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two teams’ 8 most recent meetings and how things played out:
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Southampton
- Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Southampton
- Southampton 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Southampton
- Southampton 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-6 Southampton
- Southampton 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Southampton enjoys almost a full squad as they look forward to Saturday’s match. Their only player who will be missed is Michael Obafemi who has been ruled out for this season due to a hamstring/strain injury.
Wolverhampton on the other hand is breathing easy with almost full squad at its disposal. The only services which will be missed is only from Bright Enobakhare who is nursing a calf injury.
Prediction and Odds
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With the Premier League gearing towards the end, it is time to start separating chaff from wheat. Each team now knows its standing. Whatever they have to do to improve their chances is now or never. That is what makes this match important for either of the two teams. With this in mind, our best bets for the match are as follows:
- Match to end in a draw on fulltime
- Both teams to score
- Under 2.5 goals