Southampton vs Burnley Match Betting Preview

Southampton welcome Burnley to the St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday and the Saints will surely want to continue their fine run of form by claiming a victory on the day.

Southampton Match Betting News

Southampton had endured a very difficult start to the current campaign but manager Claude Puel seems to have managed to turn things around and the Saints are now currently enjoying a brilliant run of six matches without a single defeat.

Southampton have won three and drawn one of their last four Premier League matches and the run of form has seen the South Coast based outfit move up to 10th place in the standings.

Despite the fine sequence of results, Southampton cannot afford to get complacent anytime soon and Puel will surely be looking for his side to earn all three points when they welcome a solid Burnley outfit on Sunday.

Southampton are facing a bit of an injury crisis ahead of the clash as the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Sofiane Boufal, Shane Long, Jay Rodriguez, Matt Targett, Jeremy Pied and Cedric Soares are all struggling with injuries at the moment.

Burnley Match Betting News

Burnley were one of the pre-season relegation favourites but it has to be said that Sean Dyche’s men were expected to put up a good fight in the Premier League and they are doing just that so far.

The Clarets have managed seven points on the board and were desperately unlucky to suffer defeat at the hands of Arsenal ahead of the international break.

Nonetheless, the resilient performance against the Gunners would most certainly have given Dyche a lot of encouragement and they should put in a strong display during the encounter with Southampton this weekend as well.

Andre Gray remains unavailable due to suspension while the likes of Tom Heaton and Ashley Barnes are doubts ahead of the clash.

Southampton vs Burnley Match Prediction

Southampton have claimed four victories in their last three encounters against Burnley and they should head into the clash on Sunday as slight favourites.

The match is certain to be a very close one but Southampton do have the edge in terms of squad quality as well as the home advantage and they should be able to claim the three points on offer from the clash.

Match Betting Tip: Southampton to win @1.40 at Bet365

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 28.10.2016