St. Mary’s plays host to Southampton vs Millwall this Saturday with the home side rated as odds-on chances to build on their fantastic start to life in the Championship.
Saints, who finishedrunners-up in League One last season behind Brighton, sit top of the pile in England’s second tier with three wins out of three – a record only matched by the Seagulls and Derby.
Millwall, also unbeaten after draws against Reading and Peterborough and a home win against Nottingham Forest, will be looking to take something from the game and a bet on an away victory is available at odds of 17/5, with the draw at 47/20.
After sweeping aside Leeds (3-0), Barnsley (1-0) and Ipswich (5-2), the Saints have amassed nine goals in just three games, making odds of 23/2 on a 3-0 victory to the home side an intriguing bet. However, both sides have been full of goals so far this season, with Millwall scoring two in each of their three league games to date. With that in mind, odds of 11/2 on four goals being scored in the game or 25/4 on five goals or more could tempt some football betting fans.
The sides last faced each other in the league in the 2009-10 season in League One, with both games ending in 1-1 draws. New customers who join bwin.com can get a price of 25/4 on this scoreline being repeated on Saturday. A score draw certainly looks possible and considering Millwall have already played out two 2-2 draws so far this term, those fancying the Lions to secure this result for the third time may be encouraged by odds of 33/2.
Nevertheless, Southampton are on a nine-game winning streak that stretches back to last season and will be seen as clear favourites for this encounter. With a fit-again Rickie Lambert, described by manager Nigel Adkins as looking “in the form of his life”, now underway in the Championship, they will prove hard to beat at home.
Those looking to back Southampton with their free £25 bet when signing up with bwin could pocket a tidy £45 return on a Saints win at 4/5.
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