Southampton vs Stoke City – Premier League.
St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton – 21st May 2017, 15:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Southampton fans and club administration have probably had bigger expectations from this season in Europa League and England Premier League. The Saints were eliminated in the group stages of EL, while they are ending their EPL campaign in 8th or 9th place, depending on the outcome of their 38th round match against Stoke City on Sunday at St Mary’s.
It is also fair to add that Claude Puel had a lot of troubles with injuries during the last couple of months, especially when it comes to the strikers and offensive midfielders. Charlie Austin was sidelined for a very long period, but finally started appearing in the starting roster recently.
As for their opposition, Stoke City are currently sitting in the 14th position with 41 points, which means they also don’t have nothing left to fight for entering the last matchday of the season. The Potters have won the majority of the points this campaign in front of the home crowd, while suffering 10 defeats in 18 games on the road.
Shockingly Southampton are one of the weakest hosts in the league, achieving only six victories at St Mary’s.
The history and previous stats in matches where The Saints were hosts are heavily favoring them to win the game. They hosted The Potters 21 times so far, won 14 and lost only three games.
We also feel confident to pick home win as our primary bet here, but the stake shouldn’t be high.
When it comes to the goal scorers market Charlie Austin will probably be the most motivated player on pitch to score a goal. You can back him at 21/20 price to bag one.
Southampton vs Stoke City betting tips:
Home win 4/5 – Get best odds here
Austin to score anytime 21/20 – Get best odds here