It’s been a tough season for Southampton but Ralph Hassenhuttl has turned things around since his appointment in December.
The Saints sit six points above the relegation zone with three games to go heading into this weekend’s fixtures and would love to end the season on a high with a home win in the local derby.
Bournemouth started the season excellently but it has somewhat petered out a bit as they head to St Mary’s having won just twice since the end of January. They have also lost three of their last four which includes last weekend’s 0-1 at home to relegated Fulham. They travel to their neighbours just four points above the Saints.
Southampton have found a way to win under their German coach, who is getting good performances out of Nathan Redmond, Shane Long and Jan Bednarek in particular.
Bournemouth have a porous defence and their recent performances suggest the players are already thinking about their summy holidays. As a result, there’s good value on Southampton this weekend.
Tip: Southampton to win at 1.97 with Betfair