The Premier League resumes on Friday as Southampton vs Bournemouth kicks off matchday 6. Both teams are coming into this match with identical records, having picked up 7 points in 5 matches so far. We are expecting a tight encounter between two sides that have had little to separate from in their last meetings.
Southampton vs Bournemouth Prediction & Match Preview
Friday, September 20 – 15:00 EST – St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton host Bournemouth at St. Mary’s Stadium on Friday in what promises to be a tight match between two on-par teams. The hosts did not have the start to the season that they had hoped for as they lost their opening two fixtures. With that being said, one of the losses came against league leaders Liverpool. From that moment on, the Saints have been unbeaten. They first defeated Brighton, then drew against Manchester United, and then won against Sheffield United last weekend. On another note, 21 year old midfielder Moussa Djenepo is currently their top scorer with two goals to his name. The home team still hasn’t recorded a win at St. Mary’s Stadium. However, we believe that they have what it takes to get a positive result on Friday given their recent form.
On the other hand, Bournemouth have enjoyed some sort of roller coaster ride so far this season. After picking up points in their opening two fixtures, they managed to lose two consecutive matches against Manchester City and Leicester. They bounced back from those negative results with a 3-1 victory against Everton last weekend. Bournemouth have scored goals for fun so far, however they have also conceded many. Callum Wilson is their top scorer at the moment with three goals to his name. Overall, Southampton is unbeaten in their last six meetings against Bournemouth. We are expecting them to build on that, however we must be wary as four of the last five meetings have ended in a draw.
OUR PICK: SOUTHAMPTON DRAW NO BET