Prediction and odds for the game: Southampton (17/10) vs Leeds United (7/5)
We are backing the away win
When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021, Kick-off 18:00
Where: St. Marys Stadium
On Tuesday evening, Southampton host Leeds United at St. Marys Stadium, as the visitors look to finish in the Premier League’s top eight.
After a difficult campaign, Southampton head into the penultimate game of the Premier League campaign with very little to play for this season. The highest position that the Saints can finish in is now 11th place, but that is if all results go for them in the next two gameweeks, which looks unlikely.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have won their last two Premier League matches, which were both on home soil against Crystal Palace and Fulham, scoring three goals in each of the victories. Striker Che Adams is on something of a roll a goalscoring roll, as he scored in both of those wins.
The Saints are unbeaten in four home matches in the top-flight, having recorded three victories in the process and scored at least twice in three of the wins. The team from the south coast have struggled defensively on home soil of late in the top-flight, though, failing to kept a league clean sheet at St. Marys in nine attempts.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team have experienced a highly positive return to the English top-flight this season. The Whites will kick off this game in tenth-place, but if results go their way in their final two gameweeks the team from Yorkshire could finish as high as eighth-place, which would be one position short of European qualification. They have been difficult to beat in recent months, as just one defeat in their last nine league matches illustrates.
The visitor’s recent performances have been impressive, as they have recorded a 3-1 home win over Tottenham and last time out hammered Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor. Spanish forward Rodrigo looks to have finally found his feet in front of goal, as he has scored three goals in his last two appearances for the Yorkshire outfit.
Leeds have been inconsistent on their travels this season in the Premier League. However, they do head into this clash on the back of three wins in their last four away outings. Bielsa’s team have also been prolific on their travels in the top-flight of late, as they have scored at least twice in six of their last nine away games in the Premier League.
Southampton’s form has turned around slightly of late, so they won’t be easy opponents for Leeds. However, we believe that the visitors have the momentum to come away from this clash with all three points. The other bet we are backing is over 2.5 goals, as both teams seem to have found their shooting boots of late.
Our verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/5 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/15. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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