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Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips

This article covers Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Bournemouth 11/4

o – Draw 12/5

o – Southampton 21/20

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Bournemouth vs Southampton: Match details

Match: Bournemouth vs Southampton

Competition: FA Cup

Date: March 20, 2021

Kick-off time: 12:15 pm, March 20, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Joshua King congratulates team-mate Junior Stanislas of Bournemouth after he scores a goal to make it 3-1 during the Premier League match between Everton FC and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on July 26, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Bournemouth 2-1 Southampton

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It certainly would be considered an upset on paper, but Bournemouth can be tricky on their day. They are one of the best-attacking sides in the Championship and considering Southampton’s struggles at the back and selection issues given injury, there could be an unexpected run to the FA Cup semi-final on the cards for Jonathan Woodgate’s side.

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Method of Victory: Bournemouth in 90 mins

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Upsets and the FA Cup go together like salt and pepper, and there is every reason to consider Bournemouth as capable of getting one over on their fellow south coast club considering the nature of Southampton’s season. Saints can be very good and since Ralph Hasenhüttl has come in they have garnered some memorable wins, but this has been a season far below the standard of the Austrian and where the club wants to be. Bournemouth is capable in the final third as well, and if Southampton switches off at the back as they have at many points this season, an upset could easily occur.

Result/Both Teams to Score: Bournemouth – Yes

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A clean sheet does not seem on here, especially if Saints turn up in a manner in which they are capable. But as stated before, which Saints outfit turn up plays a direct correlation in what the outcome of this match can be considering the Cherries’ ability when going forward.

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Bournemouth vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics

AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton FC form
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Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth - 1:2
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AFC Bournemouth vs Coventry City - 4:1
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Blackburn Rovers vs AFC Bournemouth - 0:2
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AFC Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough FC - 3:1
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AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton FC - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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West Bromwich Albion vs Southampton FC - 3:0
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Southampton FC vs Burnley FC - 3:2
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AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton FC - 0:3
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Southampton FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:2
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Manchester City FC vs Southampton FC - 5:2
Last 5 games for AFC Bournemouth
April 13, 2021 Championship 20/21 Huddersfield Town 1 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
April 10, 2021 Championship 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 4 - 1 Coventry City
April 5, 2021 Championship 20/21 Blackburn Rovers 0 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
April 2, 2021 Championship 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 3 - 1 Middlesbrough FC
March 20, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 3 Southampton FC
Last 5 games for Southampton FC
April 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Southampton FC
April 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 3 - 2 Burnley FC
March 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 - 0 Southampton FC
March 20, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 3 Southampton FC
March 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton FC FA Cup 20/21 form
AFC Bournemouth Southampton FC
4 Matches played 4
3 Matches won 4
37 Goal attempts 61
20 Shots on goal 19
13 Shots off goal 22
22 Corner kicks 30
21% Average ball possession 58%
4 Shots blocked 20
6 Cards given 7
39 Free kicks 48
4 Offsides 5
7 Goals by foot 7
1 Goals by head 0
8 Goals scored 8
5 Goals conceded 0
AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
AFC Bournemouth Southampton FC
15 Matches 15
8 Home Matches 7
7 Away Matches 8
12 Total Goals 25
0.8 Average Goals Scored 1.67
2 Wins 9
9 Losses 2
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between AFC Bournemouth and Southampton FC
March 20, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 3 Southampton FC
July 19, 2020 Premier League 19/20 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 2 Southampton FC
September 20, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Southampton FC 1 - 3 AFC Bournemouth
April 27, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Southampton FC 3 - 3 AFC Bournemouth
October 20, 2018 Premier League 18/19 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 0 Southampton FC


 

Bournemouth vs Southampton: FA Cup preview

Sitting outside of the promotion playoffs at current, Bournemouth is all but assured to have to negotiate the playoffs if they are to make their way back into the Premier League next season. Sitting 13-points adrift of second-place Watford, FA Cup success could give a welcomed sense of purpose and celebration should they fail to make it back to the English top-flight next term. there is no guarantee they will even make the playoffs to begin with, continuously having to fend off Middlesbrough and Cardiff City for the rest of the campaign.

It is not all doom and gloom though, The Cherries boast the joint-second best goal-scoring record in the Championship this season, level with table-topping Norwich City on 55-goals and trailing Brentford who have scored on sixty-four occasions.

The potential absence of Junior Stanislas could prove vital to their chances this weekend though, with the English winger’s ability to bring goals a real miss. Dominik Solanke and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld may have something to say about that of course, scoring 21 of Bournemouth’s goals this term. Even without Stanislas’ 10 strikes this term and the vaunted front-three the Cherries have relied on all season, they are still potent going forward and pose a considerable threat to a Saints side that have been inconsistent in their performances at the back.

Southampton must target the best FA Cup run possible

The Solent needs something to cheer for this season, particularly in Southampton, a city that boasts a club with so much potential, a brilliant manager, top-level players, but is currently coming up well short of the level they aspire to be at. At current, Saints are firmly nestled in the bottom half of the table, and now are only seven points clear of the bottom three.

Despite much of the quality the club can boast on paper, there is not much that has translated on the pitch in any amount of consistency this season. And with the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League, many would not be surprised if Saints found themselves even further down the table and flirting with a relegation battle come the end of the season if performances did not drastically improve in the immediate future. The Fa Cup could very much prove a spring-board into growing confidence, at least enough to get the St. Mary’s outfit over the line and into the summer safe and secure in the Premier League.

In a one-off competition, anything is possible. Form goes relatively out the window overall and all that matters is a 90-minute performance. Saints are still very well capable of that, and it may be the only way the club can enjoy a season that has been frustrating on every conceivable level. To their credit, Saints have dispatched both Arsenal and Wolves in the competition to get to this point already, and though the pair have had their own issues in the Premier League, they are considerable scalps that show that the club could get deeper than their league performances have shown.

Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Che Adams of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)


 

Bournemouth team news vs Southampton

Bournemouth will be without Lewis Cook and David Brooks when they host fellow south coast-side Southampton.

Junior Stanislas will face a late fitness test after coming off against Swansea in midweek.

Manager Jonathan Woodgate will also be unable to call upon Shane Long as he is ineligible to face Saints.

Southampton team news vs Bournemouth

Southampton’s injury woes continue and Ralph Hasenhüttl will be made to string together as strong an XI as possible in a bid to push for their only avenue to silverware.

Danny Ings, Oriol Romeu, Theo Walcott, Michael Obafemi, and Will Smallbone are all unavailable for the Austrian headmaster.

Takumi Minamino is also unavailable, having previously featured for Liverpool in the FA Cup before his loan move in January.


 

 

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Southampton

Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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