Southampton v Brentford predictions: Saints set to strike early | Sports News

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Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton have struggled to score goals recently

Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl

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Free football tips, best bets and analysis for Southampton v Brentford in the Premier League on Tuesday.

When to bet by

7:45 p.m. Tuesday

Best bet

Southampton’s best half – first half
1pt 12-5 bet365

Team news

Southampton
Moussa Djenepo is on an international mission. Tino Livramento, Kyle Walker-Peters and Yan Valery are absent but Che Adams is in good shape.

Brentford
Josh Dasilva, Tariqe Fosu, Charlie Goode, Rico Henry, Mathias Jorgensen and David Raya remain absent, while Frank Onyeka is in Cameroon.

Match preview

The Saints and Brentford find themselves in the bottom six of the over / under goals table, but there is still a feeling these two middle division teams can fill their boots at St Mary’s.

In the lower half of the actual board – but looking safe given the chronic condition of the last four – it’s a free kick for them. Southampton will overtake Brentford in 11th place with a win, while the Bees can come back in the first half.

It’s hard to trust either team, which certainly makes a bet on the low odds Saints not easy to advise.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are on a decent one-in-seven loss streak and will be delighted to have outlived Swansea in the FA Cup with ten men.

Brentford left late to defeat Port Vale and lost just three of 11 on the road in all competitions.

Only Leicester conceded more first-half goals than the Bees, while the quick-start Saints have scored in the first 45 of each of the last nine games in which they have found the net. Support the hosts to score more goals in the first half than in the second.

Key statistic

Twelve of Southampton’s last 22 games have ended in 90-minute draws.

Internal information

Southampton

Penalty shooter James ward-prowse
Free kick assistant James ward-prowse
Card magnet Mo Salisu
Aerial threat Jan Bednarek

Brentford

Penalty shooter Ivan toney
Free kick assistants Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo
Card magnet Christian Norgaard
Aerial threat Pontus Jansson


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FIRST PUBLISHED 3:55 PM, JANUARY 10, 2022