Southampton vs Burnley – Premier League: Southampton and Burnley face off this Sunday afternoon at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
On a match counting towards the 1st round of the Premier League.
Southampton have finished in 17th place of the Premier League with 36 points conquered, thanks to a record of 7 victories, 15 draws and 16 losses.
On the goals’ chapter, they counted with 37 goals scored and 56 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.4 goals per match.
Their record at home was quite similar to their record away from home, getting points with the same consistency in both conditions. The team has played 6 friendly matches, recording 3 victories, 1 draw and 2 losses.
Burnley has finished in 7th place of the Premier League with 54 points conquered, thanks to a record of 14 victories, 12 draws and 12 losses.
Their goals’ average tells us that they’ve counted with 36 goals scored and 39 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2 goals per match.
Similarly to their opponent, Burnley has also presented a very homogenous record at home or away from home.
The team has already played 9 matches (between official and friendly ones), recording 4 victories, 4 draws and 1 loss.
Southampton vs Burnley – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I believe that we will witness a low-scoring affair, expecting some cautions from both sides.
This Burnley has finished the last edition of the Premier League as the team with the lowest average of goals per match, and that trend
seems to continue this season.
On the 9 matches that Burnley has already played (3 official ones and 6 friendlies), only 2 of them had 3 or more goals, with the “Under 2.5 Goals” line winning on 7 occasions.
Southampton has been recording a pre-season with some goals, but they will struggle to create opportunities against a Burnley that is on a higher level in terms of their more advanced preparation (due to the Europa League’s qualification play-offs).
Therefore, I believe that the two sides will already be too equal, and we will see at most 2 goals on this encounter.
|Under 2.5 goals||