Bournemouth vs Southampton predictions- Bournemouth host their south coast rivals Southampton on Sunday, and to be honest both teams will be looking back on their season so far with a level of dismay. Bournemouth were fantastic going forward last season and invested heavily over the summer, whilst Southampton had a season rebuilding last year and were hoping that their endless supply of youth prospects would come good again this season. In reality, neither team has lived up to expectations.
Admittedly both have had some success recently. Bournemouth hammered Huddersfield 4-0 in mid-November but have since drawn away to Swansea and lost against the in form Burnley in midweek. Meanwhile, Southampton pulled off a huge win last weekend as they battered Everton 4-1, but they will be disappointed to have lost their hard fought trip to The Etihad in midweek.
Overall, it’s the Cherries who have performed better over the past couple of months. They have won three of their last six in the Premier League, but the last two displays have been real let downs. Southampton, on the other hand, have lost three of their last four but shown some real promise in the last two games.
Bournemouth had a particularly poor start to the season as well, which means that they sit all the way down in 15th position in the Premier League, just four points above the drop zone. They are only two points behind The Saints though, and would leapfrog their rivals with a win on Sunday.
Bournemouth vs Southampton predictions
Scoring has been Southampton’s main problem this season, but their issues have largely come at St Mary’s. Away from home they have actually found the net in four of their six league games, although their previously sturdy defence has let in eight goals in the last four games.
Bournemouth have a similar issue at the back, keeping just two clean sheets in their seven home games but finding the net in four of them as well. Both look to have improved going forward in recent weeks as well, so backing Both Teams to Score could be a very good move going into this game. In the end we’re expecting a stalemate though, so we’re also opting for a 1-1 correct score Bournemouth vs Southampton predictions for this premier League game.