Prediction and odds for the game: Southampton (evens) vs Brentford (29/10)
We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5
When: Tuesday 11 January 2022, Kick-off 19:45
Where: St Mary’s Stadium
On Tuesday night, Southampton host Brentford at St Mary’s a rearranged in the Premier League clash.
The Saints results have been inconsistent this season, which has led to their current position of 14th place in the table. The team from the south coast look in little danger of slipping into the relegation fight but could do with putting together a good run of results if they are to achieve a top-half finish this season.
However, there have been signs of improving form of late for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team, as they are now four games unbeaten in all competitions, three of which have been in the English top-flight. Last time out they needed extra time to see off Championship outfit Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup.
Despite the brighter recent form, the Saints have still won just one of their previous eight matches in the Premier League.
They are unbeaten in six league matches at St Mary’s. However, four of those undefeated games have finished in draws. They have won just two of their last ten home matches in the English top-flight.
The Bees have made a solid start to life in the Premier League. Thomas Frank’s team are two points ahead of their hosts in the table and could move into the top half of the table with a victory in this clash.
The visitors seem to be over a slight blip after recording back-to-back wins in all competitions after a 4-1 win at lower league Port Vale in the third round of the FA Cup.
When it comes to the Premier League, Brentford have won just three of their last 12 games. However, there seems to still be a lot of positivity about the Bees and their maiden Premier League campaign.
If Brentford are to claim a top-half finish this season, then their away record in the Premier League will need to improve. The Bees have won just two of their nine away games in the English top-flight this season. Their recent away results have been poor, as they have failed to win five away matches in the Premier League. A. big factor in the poor away record is poor defensive displays, as the Bees have conceded at least two goals in their last five away matches in the top-flight.
This looks like a classic mid-table Premier League clash. Neither team are likely to be dragged into the relegation, but both could gate crash the top-half with a good run of form. There is not much between these two teams at the moment, so we are backing the draw. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals, as Southampton have struggled for goals this season and Brentford have not been prolific of late on their travels in the English top-flight.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Can the Saints boost their top-half hopes or will the Bees produce a sting in the tale?