Southampton vs Sunderland prediction, odds & betting tips 09/03/2024

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Southampton vs Sunderland prediction
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Southampton are set to face Sunderland on Saturday, 9 March after the Saints were given a break in the midweek following a fire near St Mary's Stadium. Although they would much rather have played, the break could work to their advantage as will be much fresher than their opponents this weekend. Southampton need a win to stay in the hunt for automatic promotion but can they do it? Check out our Southampton vs Sunderland prediction below.

Southampton vs Sunderland prediction: Saints vs the Black Cats

Southampton vs Sunderland predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Southampton to win -1

⚽ Correct score prediction

Southampton 3-0 Sunderland

💎 Southampton to keep a clean sheet

 

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Key stats

  • Southampton have lost three of their last five matches in the Championship.
  • Sunderland have lost each of their last five matches in the Championship.
  • Sunderland have failed to score in each of their last two matches in the Championship.
  • Southampton have scored 14 goals in their last six league games.

Pre-game odds and win probability:

  • HOME: 10/21 (1.48) – 67.7%
  • DRAW: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • AWAY: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Southampton vs Sunderland odds don't give the away side much hope of coming away from the North East with anything on Saturday. The Black Cats have been playing as poorly as anyone in the Championship over the last five matches so their price of 5/1 to win this match feels short if anything, particularly as they are facing one of the best teams in the division.

Southampton haven't been enjoying a great time of it recently, either, which might make a few people at least interested in the draw odds of 7/2. They have lost four of their last six matches in all competitions although one of those was an away match against Liverpool in the FA Cup. Their form hasn't completely derailed their hopes of automatic promotion but they must win this weekend.

If you are interested in more free betting tips for the match then you should consider the over 2.5 goals market at 4/7 (1.57). Meanwhile, Adam Armstrong is 11/10 to score anytime. Further goalscorer tips can be found in our betting insights section.

Last five H2Hs: Saints out for revenge

Back in September, Sunderland enjoyed their best win of the season when they beat Southampton 5-0 at the Stadium of Light. That result should give Russell Martin's side more incentive to go out and win on Saturday afternoon. In the game previous to that, Saints beat Sunderland 4-0 so high-scoring games are the norm when these two teams meet.

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Southampton preview: Pushing the top two

After working incredibly hard to get themselves back in the automatic promotion picture, Southampton will feel like they are back to square one after their recent poor run of form. They will start their fight back on Saturday but will do so without Fraser, Larios, Stewart and Walker-Peters.

Predicted lineup: Bazunu (GK), Harwood-Bellis, Stephens, Bednarek, Manning, Smallbone, Downes, S.Armstrong, Brooks, Adams, A.Armstrong

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Sunderland preview: Is their season over?

In truth, Sunderland have never really recovered from sacking Tony Mowbray – a decision that the board must now be questioning. Interim manager, Mike Dodds would like to tinker with his lineup given their form but his hands are somewhat tied due to eight first-team players being out injured.

Predicted lineup: Patterson (GK), Seelt, O'Nien, Hjelde, Styles, Neil, Ekwah, Hume, Bellingham, Ba, Semedo

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Player to watch: Che Adams

che adams
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Che Adams has lived in the shadow of Adam Armstrong for much of the season but with Armstrong faltering as we enter the biggest stage of the season, the pressure is on Adams to step up and get his team over the line.

The ultimate role player

Adams will give you absolutely everything he has every time he steps on the pitch but he needs to become more than just a workhorse from now until the end of the season. He has three goals and two assists in his last four games compared to Armstrong who has just one goal in his last five apps so the signs are positive.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.