Burnley vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Burnley vs Southampton prediction: Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Burnley and Southampton begin their 2019/20 Premier League campaigns at Turf Moor.

Both flirted with relegation at times last season so both will be looking to avoid doing just that this time around.

Can either get off to the perfect start in Lancashire?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 26: Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Burnley vs Southampton: Who will win?

Hosts Burnley are 8/5 to kick off with a win.

Southampton meanwhile have won two of their last four visits to Turf Moor and are 17/10 to add to that.

Both of their meetings last year finished in draws and another stalemate is 23/10.

Under 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Draw and under 2.5 goals is 11/4.

Shane Long

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ashley Barnes was Burley’s top scorer in the league last season. He is 4/1 to score first and 7/4 to score anytime.

His partner in crime, Chris Wood, was their top scorer in all competitions. The New Zealander is 9/2 to score first and 2/1 to get off the mark.

Danny Ings joined Southampton permanently this summer. He is 5/1 to score first and 11/5 to net anytime.

Shane Long ended last season in good goalscoring form. He is 6/1 to score first and 13/5 to net anytime.

Both Wood and Barnes to score is 8/1.

Both Ings and Long to score is 12/1.

Burnley vs Southampton: Match preview

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

This is now Burnley’s fourth consecutive season in the top flight and their primary aim is to extend that.

Last year, they started miserably but that was partially due to their Europa League commitments.

On Boxing Bay, they were hammered 5-1 at home by Everton and, at that point, they looked in serious trouble.

However, from the eight subsequent matches, they amassed 18 points, not losing until February 25th.

In the end, despite losing their last three games to Man City, Everton and Arsenal, the Clarets finished a respectable 15th.

Sean Dyche’s team only won three of their first 19 matches last season but he’ll be hopeful of a better start to this campaign.

They’ve won 14 of their last 37 Premier League home games but will they win here?

Will the Saints march into a win?

James Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, they finished the season one place and one point below their hosts.

However, they come into this campaign full of new season hope and optimism.

Ralph Hasenhüttl took over on December 5 last season and had a transformative effect.

Under the Austrian, they amassed 30 points from 22 games to add to the mere nine points they had after 16 matches with Mark Hughes at the helm.

Now, with a full pre-season, Southampton could be very good this year with the guidance of their outstanding manager.

Can the Saints get off to the perfect start?

Burnley team news vs Southampton

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 30: Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates the winning goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Burnley FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

There has not been too much change over the summer at Turf Moor.

The goalkeeper situation remains a complicated one though.

Captain Tom Heaton has left the club to join Aston Villa so it is widely expected that Nick Pope will take over as number one.

However, they’ve signed Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds who will be in contention.

Also, Joe Hart is still at the club but he is expected to leave.

In defence, Stephen Ward has joined Stoke on a free transfer but, to replace him, they’ve bought Erik Pieters from Stoke.

Pieters is expected to make his debut at left-back ahead of Charlie Taylor.

At centre-back, there was a lot of speculation surrounding James Tarkowski’s future at the club but he has stayed.

Matt Lowton is likely to be preferred to Phil Bardsley at right-back.

In midfield, Ashley Westwood and Jack Cork will continue as the central duo.

Dwight McNeil, who shone last season, will remain on the left with Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson expected to get the nod on the other side.

Up front, Peter Crouch has retired.

But, to replace him, academy product Jay Rodriguez has rejoined the club from West Bromwich Albion for £5 million.

He was directly involved in 28 goals in the Championship last year, the third most in the division.

Despite this, he’s unlikely to start as Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes will rekindle their partnership that has been so successful in the last two seasons.

Will it be a home win at Turf Moor?

Southampton team news vs Burnley

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: The Southampton badge is seen prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, they’ve been far busier in the transfer market.

However, the nearly £50 million they have spent has all been on attacking players.

In goal, Angus Gunn was used sporadically last season but may well now be the undisputed number one at Alex McCarthy’s expense.

In defence, Matt Targett has left for Aston Villa so Ryan Bertrand is now very much the first choice left wing-back.

Ralph Hasenhüttl has mainly deployed his favoured 3-4-2-1 formation in pre-season and is expected to continue with that.

Cédric Soares is back at the club after a loan spell with Internazionale but young Yan Valery is expected to keep his place at right wing-back.

Captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Mario Lemina are likely to be the midfield duo.

Ahead of them, James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond both finished last season in good form which should be enough to see them both start.

Moussa Djenepo and Che Adams, who joined from Standard Liège and Birmingham respectively, will both have to wait for their debuts from the bench.

Danny Ings meanwhile made his loan from Liverpool permanent and is expected to lead the line.

Will this side leave Turf Moor with a point or even all three?

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Southampton.

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Burnley.

The latest tweets from Burnley pre Southampton

The latest tweets from Southampton pre Burnley

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

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