Kick-off: 1500, 23/10/2021
Stadium: St Mary’s
Southampton got the monkey off their back with a first league win of the season last weekend and will want to double their tally against still-winless Burnley.
Summer arrival Armando Broja justified Ralph Hasenhuttl’s decision to leave Adam Armstrong on the bench with his first Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 victory over Leeds.
Saints will fancy their chances at home and, against a Burnley side who have failed to score in three of their last four games, we like 21/10 for them to win to nil as our first Southampton vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton’s early-season results have perhaps not reflected their performances, having drawn with both Manchester clubs and perhaps being unlucky not win those matches.
With their first win under their belt, it should breed confidence in Hasenhuttl’s side and a goal for Broja shows the Austrian has attacking options despite scoring just six goals in their opening eight games.
On Albania international Broja, Hasenhuttl said: “I think the goal in the internationals definitely gave him confidence and he has something that you can use.
“He can thread around the box and you also feel when he has the ball he is a threat, he has the speed to go past a player and produce a shot.
“He had two other good scenes where he could score but I must say it was a good performance.”
Between them, these two teams have scored just 11 goals, though, so we do not expect a thriller and are tempted by a 1-0 home win at 23/4 in the Southampton vs Burnley odds.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Elyounoussi, Romeu, Diallo, Djenepo, Redmond, Broja.
Hasenhuttl has a decision to make in attack with Che Adams back from injury to rival Broja for a starting place.
Broja impressed alongside Nathan Redmond last week and the on-loan Chelsea forward will hope to keep his place.
James Ward-Prowse is back from suspension, with Jack Stephens the only player absent from Hasenhuttl’s squad.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley had lost 5-0 on each of their previous four visits to the Etihad, so emerged with a great deal of credit from their 2-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend.
Sean Dyche attempted to introduce a slightly new formation and they went toe-to-toe with the champions for much of the contest.
“We created some good chances, which isn’t easy coming here, and on reflection there are some positive signs,” said Dyche.
“We didn’t get anything but there are signs the team is heading in the right direction. There is belief around what we are trying to achieve.”
It is in the second half where things have been going wrong at the back for Burnley and only Norwich have a worse record after the break.
Eight of the 13 goals the Clarets have conceded this season have come in the final half an hour so the last of our Southampton vs Burnley betting tips is Draw HT/Southampton FT at 4/1.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Pieters, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Westwood, Wood, Cornet.
Burnley will check on Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor and Matej Vydra.
All three missed last weekend’s defeat by City – Taylor and Vydra with knocks and Mee after contracting coronavirus.
SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 Leeds – Armando Broja
Man City 2-0 BURNLEY
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