Southampton vs Brentford News, Stats and Predictions
Southampton will be looking to leapfrog Brentford in the Premier League table when the sides meet at St Mary’s on Tuesday.
The Saints are two points adrift of their opponents coming into this match, which has been rearranged from before Christmas due to Covid-19.
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Southampton vs Brentford latest odds
Having lost just one of their last seven fixtures in all competitions, Southampton are available at Evens (2.0) with bet365 to move above the guests by coming out on top.
Thomas Frank’s men followed up an impressive 2-1 victory over Aston Villa by thrashing Port Vale 4-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday and Brentford are available at 29/10 (3.90) to make it three wins in a row here.
Four of the last five matches at this stadium have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) on this one also finishing up all square.
Southampton vs Brentford first goalscorer
Top scorer Armando Broja is the hosts’ 5/1 (6.0) favourite to open the scoring with his third goal in six league games, while Adam Armstrong is available at 11/2 (6.50) to break the deadlock with his first goal since early November.
Ivan Toney is the 9/2 (5.50) favourite to score first despite not finding the net since November, with Bryan Mbeumo on offer at 10/1 (11.0) after his hat-trick at the weekend.
Southampton vs Brentford preview
Having let in 18 goals in the opening 13 Premier League fixtures this season, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have conceded 11 times in just the last six.
However, they have suffered only one defeat during that period thanks to an improvement in their own attacking output, scoring nine of their total of 20 league goals.
Another high-scoring clash looks likely against the Bees, who have kept just a single clean sheet in 17 fixtures but scored twice or more in six of their last nine away matches.
Southampton vs Brentford tips & predictions
All in all, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Southampton’s eighth game in 10 and a fifth in seven on the road in the league for Brentford.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.