Southampton vs Burnley Analysis
12:30 Kick Off on 15th Feb
Southampton vs Burnley Match Details
Southampton vs Burnley kicks-off at St Mary’s Stadium at 12.30 on Saturday 15 February. The match is being broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
Southampton’s start to this season was so disastrous that Ralph Hassenhutl was trading at odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job at one point. However, the current confidence in Hassenhutl’s ability at St Mary’s now means you can back him at 50/1.
Southampton come into this match on the back of a 4-0 beating at Anfield and an FA Cup exit at the hands of Tottenham, but they’ve played well even in defeat. Recent away wins at Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Leicester highlight their potential, but their scores in their last five home games read 2-3 Wolves, 1-0 Tottenham, 1-1 Crystal Palace, 0-1 West Ham, and Norwich 2-1. That means three of Southampton’s last five home games have produced less than 2.5 goals.
Shock wins over Manchester United and Leicester catapulted Burnley up the Premier League table, but their recent away-form has a mixed look to it. Burnley have also beaten Bournemouth (1-0) as well as Manchester United in their last five away games, whilst they’ve lost at Chelsea 3-0, Everton 1-0, and Tottenham 5-0.
The most obvious stat from those results is only one team has scored in each of those five games, with three producing less than 2.5 goals.
Southampton vs Burnley Head-To-Heads
Southampton and Burnley have played each other nine times in the Premier League, and Burnley have won four of those games to Southampton’s two, with three draws.
However, Southampton have won two of their four home games, with Burnley winning away from home just once, with the other game at St Mary’s being drawn.
Burnley won 3-0 at home against Southampton earlier this season, but Southampton were struggling for form at the time. That’s why the form of their previous four head-to-heads makes for more interesting reason, with three of them being 1-1 or 0-0 draws, whilst Burnley won the other at St Mary’s 1-0.