Southampton vs Blackburn prediction, odds and bettting tips – 16/12/23

Southampton
16/12/23 - 15:00

Finished

4

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0

Blackburn

Southampton - Blackburn

England Championship - St. Mary's Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

It’s a massive game involving two promotion hopefuls on Saturday in the Championship, as St. Mary’s opens its doors for a clash between Southampton and Blackburn Rovers with eight points separating the two teams.

Southampton vs Blackburn prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Southampton to win

  • Southampton are in fourth and eight clear of Blackburn and on a run of 13 unbeaten games
  • A run of 13 games without a loss is the best in the Championship right now

We have also decided to back Southampton because of how Blackburn have even managed to lose to Sheffield Wednesday recently. Rovers have now suffered the same amount of wins as losses (10), meaning only Stoke City and those in the bottom three have lost more league games. 

Latest Southampton vs Blackburn Rovers odds

Last Five - Southampton

28/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Liverpool

Liverpool

Southampton

Southampton

3

0

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

L

Last Five - Blackburn

27/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Newcastle

Newcastle

Blackburn

Blackburn

1 (4)

1 (3)

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

1

D

20/02/24

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Cardiff

Cardiff

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

17/02/24

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Preston

Preston

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

2

D

13/02/24

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Birmingham

Birmingham

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%
  • DRAW: 16/5 (4.2) – 23.8%
  • AWAY: 15/4 (4.75) – 21.1%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the over 2.5 goals alongside our Southampton vs Blackburn betting tips.

Southampton have an excellent goals scored record of 33 so far, meaning only Blackburn themselves have more alongside more finishes from Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Leicester City and Norwich City. What's more, the Saints have conceded 29 goals too, while Blackburn's record of 34 goals scored is matched with the same figure for goals they have let in.

Over 2.5 goals in this game on the south coast have odds of 4/9 (1.44), giving an implied probability of 69.2%

Southampton vs Blackburn prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-1

  • It’s now 13 games without a loss for Southampton, putting them on the best unbeaten record at present in the Championship
  • In total, the Saints have lost only four league games, meaning only those in the top two have better records

Over 2.5 goals

  • Despite an unbeaten run of 13 matches, Southampton have kept only four clean sheets in this period and have now let in 29 goals
  • Blackburn also either lose or draw a game in high-scoring fashion with 10 games lost and 10 won

Southampton vs Blackburn Lineups

Southampton

Ross Stewart continues to struggle with injuries, just as he has done for a long period of time. He is still out and will be joined by Juan Larios and Kamaldeen Sulemana in the physio room.

Predicted Lineup: Bazunu (GK), Manning, Bednarek, Harwood-Bellis, Walker-Peters, Armstrong, Smallbone, Charles, Adams, Aribo, Armstrong

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn have a worrying injury list. Tyrhys Dolan, Sam Gallagher, Ryan Hedges, Aynsley Pears, Dominic Hyam and Joe Rankin-Costello are all out for a little longer.

Predicted Lineup: Wahlstedt (GK), Brittain, Carter, Wharton, Pickering, Tronstad, Wahrton, Moran, Sigurdsson, Szmodics, Ennis

Southampton

Southampton
4-3-2-1
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
23
Samuel Edozie
gb
16
William Smallbone
ie
21
Taylor Harwood-Bellis
gb
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
4
Flynn Downes
gb
7
Joe Aribo
ng
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
14
James Bree
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
Substitutes
24
Shea Charles
gb
5
Jack Stephens
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
22
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
26
Ryan Fraser
gb
13
Joe Lumley
gb
3
Ryan Manning
ie
10
Che Adams
gb
6
Mason Holgate
gb

Blackburn

Blackburn
4-2-3-1
3
Harry Pickering
gb
23
Adam Wharton
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
7
Arnor Sigurdsson
is
24
Andrew Moran
ie
4
James Hill
gb
6
Sondre Trondstad
no
2
Callum Brittain
gb
12
Leopold Wahlstedt
se
16
Scott Wharton
gb
8
Sammie Szmodics
ie
Substitutes
15
Patrick Gamble
gb
20
Harry Leonard
gb
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
34
Joe Hilton
gb
27
Lewis Travis
gb
18
Dilan Markanday
gb
14
Niall Ennis
gb
22
Zak Gilsenan
ie

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Adam Armstrong

Ever since the first handful of games, Adam Armstrong has managed to put himself right in the mix for the top scorer award and the best player of the season title. 

So far, the striker has 12 goals and six assists from the 21 games meaning he is challenging Blackburn's Sammie Szmodics for the Golden Boot – the Blackburn striker has 14 goals. We have, however, chose Armstrong as our player to watch, as he is at home with Southampton.

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