Southampton v Brentford – Betting Preview
Southampton comes into the game on a relatively high point of the season where although sitting at rock bottom, recent form under new management is strong.
They have only lost one in the last four games and won two from those, conceding just the one goal against Leeds in the only defeat during Ruben Sellés short time in charge.
Most impressive perhaps was the win away in Chelsea and then giving Man United such a tough game on the weekend, getting a credible draw even considering they had a man more.
They are still bottom but the outlook is not as gloomy as the toxic final weeks under previous manager Nathan Jones who the dressing room, or most of it, never liked.
Manager Rubén Sellés will be set on a win here to move them off the bottom of the league. A draw would be a disappointment but not a disaster, as they respect Brentford.
Looking at team news, the home side is set to send out their strongest XI for this midweek game.
Attacking right back Livramento remains out long term with a knee injury, and Larios is ruled out with a thigh problem.
Brentford dropped a rare disappointing defeat and below par performance in the Everton loss on the weekend. It was their first defeat in 12 matches, breaking what was a hugely impressive run from the West London club.
Even still, they are riding high and thriving in the Premier league this season. They were a team roundly tipped to be fighting to stay up but instead, they are fighting for a place in the Europa league next season.
They travel to Southampton seeking a win to bounce back from the weekend setback.
Three points gives them genuine hopes of a win to increase their chances of playing European football next season. They are currently 4 points from the top six.
Looking at team news now for the high-flying visitor, and it is all very positive for manager Thomas Frank.
Lewis Potter and Strakosha are the only absentees.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Southampton are more desperate for the points considering they are fighting for topflight survival and Brentford, just to maintain a shot at making European Football next season.
Southampton will rely on winning these kind of home matches to stay up, they are @ 3.00 to win.
Brentford is the favourite @ 2.40 and the draw is @ 3.35.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Southampton +0.25 @ 1.78 will aim for the win but settle for a draw.
Brentford -0.25 is @ 2.10. Easy pass.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. With Southampton’s new found defensive stability, the line has dropped to 2.25 from 2.5.
The under is @ 1.97 and Over @ 1.86.