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Southampton vs Brentford Prediction & Betting tips
With a 1-0 away defeat at Crystal Palace, Southampton FC started the Premier League anything but good. In the form of Brentford, the EFL Cup is now a second division club on the English south coast, who has been standing next to them since the lost final of the promotion playoffs and also lost 1-0 away on the first day of the championship.
Against this background, in the run-up to the game between Southampton and Brentford, the odds of the bookmakers turn towards the Saints, as the odds comparison of the betting base shows.
At Southampton against Brentford, the fact that the Bees in the form of Ollie Watkins have lost their guarantee of success in attack must be taken into account. The 24-year-old, who scored a total of 26 goals this season last season, joined Aston Villa in the Premier League, leaving a void that has not yet been closed, the latest results showed.
For this reason, too, we think a cup surprise is unlikely and recommend the tip on the home win of the Saints at Southampton against Brentford.
Southampton FC had an overall good season in the Premier League, with which those responsible were satisfied on the bottom line. The club from the south coast of England ended up in eleventh place in the final table.
The Saints under Ralph Hasenhüttl scored 52 points in 15 wins from 38 league games and were significantly closer to the Europa League starting position with seven points behind than the direct relegation position, which was a comfortable 18 points ahead.
This is exactly what the 2020/21 season should build on. If the gap with Europe, which is only seven points in size, is closed, nobody in the Saints’ camp would complain, although they have to complain about a few departures.
The loan from Kyle Walker-Peters could result in a firm commitment from the right-back. Part of this deal with Tottenham was that midfield motor Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg was allowed to leave the Saints for London. He needs to be replaced as well as Cédric Soares, who joined Arsenal FC after loaning to Inter Milan.
That the southern English, who only signed Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid and presented them as a new addition, may still have some catching up to do on the transfer market, was shown by the Premier League kick off last Saturday.
Away at Crystal Palace there was a sobering 1-0 defeat. On Sunday of all places, Tottenham, one of the league’s heavyweights, will also be visiting St. Mary’s Stadium. This is exactly why we believe that at Southampton against Brentford tip 1 is the right choice. After all, we don’t think that Ralph Hasenhüttl will go easy on his players right now. Rather, he should build on self-confidence for the duel with the Spurs with a safe victory.
The club Brentford FC, which was founded in 1889 and where the current Düsseldorf coach Uwe Rösler once managed the fortunes between 2011 and 2013, has never been represented in the Premier League. After a sensational preseason, there was really little missing for this to finally change.
The Bees only lost on the final two match days against Stoke and Barnsley and were finally passed through to third place in the championship, which no longer entitles them to direct promotion. And then they turned the 0-1 first leg defeat against Swansea with a 3-1 home win, but lost the decisive final against Fulham in stoppage time.
This rise, which was left behind in a total of three match points, is particularly bitter, mainly because superstar Ollie Watkins could no longer be held without belonging to the Premier League. The Bees had to let the man who scored 26 goals in the preseason move to Aston Villa for a lot of money.
His successor Ivan Toney came for a fraction of this money from the third-tier League One from Peterborough and has yet to prove that he can advance to a similarly valuable striker.
Although the core of the rest of the squad was retained, the Bees have lost a lot of quality, which is why it is not surprising that at Southampton against Brentford the odds of the bookmakers clearly speak against the second division side.
After all, Brentford has not only not won a single test match since the defeat in the final of the promotion playoffs, but also trembled in the first round of the EFL Cup against the Wycombe Wanderers on penalties. Then the league opener in the championship failed with a 1-0 defeat in Birmingham. Momentum really looks different.
Southampton vs Brentford head to head matches
22.07.17 CF Brentford Southampton 2 : 2
30.04.11 LO Brentford Southampton 0 : 3
11.12.10 LO Southampton Brentford 0 : 2
26.01.10 LO Brentford Southampton 1 : 1
22.08.09 LO Southampton Brentford 1 : 1