Kick-off: 1200, 14/02/2021
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
Southampton were convincing 2-0 victors over Wolves in the FA Cup on Thursday but both teams made a number of changes for that tie.
With each side now back to somewhere near full strength for this quick Premier League rematch at St Mary’s Stadium, we’re expecting a much more even contest.
Punters can get 11/5 for the scores to finish level on the south coast and that is our first Southampton vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong struck in the second half at Molineux as Southampton set up a tasty quarter-final tie at nearby Bournemouth.
“We said when we were more comfortable in the league we can focus on the Cup,” said Ralph Hasenhuttl. “We want to go for the FA Cup and this is a chance to win something.
“We haven’t had an easy time in the last few weeks, so it’s important to win and they have been convinced about what they are doing.
“In the end, we deserved to win. It’s not easy to create chances against Wolves, we had the better ones and we never stopped believing.
“We have a south-coast derby now, which is always intense, and we will go there trying to win.”
Saints haven’t been doing as well in the league of late, though, suffering four straight losses following a 9-0 thrashing at Manchester United and a 3-2 defeat at Newcastle.
However, Hasenhuttl’s injury problems have started to clear up, so they should be able to start climbing back up the table soon.
Takumi Minamino scored a debut goal at Newcastle after joining on loan from Liverpool and 7/2 for him to net at any time again here appeals from the Southampton vs Wolves odds.
Last Saints line-up: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Salisu, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ings.
Alex McCarthy should return in goal despite Fraser Forster keeping a clean sheet in the FA Cup tie.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisted he had no regrets about making six changes for the disappointing FA Cup loss.
Captain Conor Coady, goalkeeper Rui Patricio and full-back Nelson Semedo were unused substitutes, while Pedro Neto, Willian Jose and Adama Traore only came on with over an hour gone.
“It was about the schedule, the game, what we have in front of us, solutions for the team and trying to find other options,” said the manager.
“It’s not about regrets, we decided on the moment we had and because we wanted to find other things for the team. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.
“We didn’t create enough and we will keep on trying and looking to improve. We wanted to go through, it was everyone’s wish.”
Wanderers have at least turned the corner in terms of top-flight results after going eight games without success during a sticky patch.
Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at Molineux before a tight 0-0 draw with high-flying Leicester, with loan signing Jose showing signs that he can fill the void left by Raul Jimenez’s injury.
At their best, Wolves are efficient, well-drilled and capable of controlling play with their neat, passing football.
We feel they are now playing well enough again to secure a 1-1 stalemate at St Mary’s, so 11/2 for that correct score prediction is added to our Southampton vs Wolves betting tips.
Two of the last three league meetings between these teams have produced that exact result!
Last Wolves line-up: Ruddy, Hoever, Jonny, Kilman, Neves, Gibbs-White, Ferreira, Saiss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Silva.
Skipper Conor Coady, Rui Patricio and Willian Jose are all expected to return after being rested in midweek but Raul Jimenez (fractured skull), Daniel Podence (groin), Willy Boly (thigh) and Marcal (groin) remain out.
WOLVES 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON – Danny Ings, Stuart Armstrong
Head-to-head: Wolves 0-2 Southampton, Wolves 1-1 Southampton, Southampton 2-3 Wolves, Wolves 1-1 Southampton, Southampton 3-1 Wolves
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