Southampton vs. Leeds United: Premier League Betting Preview and Prediction
- Feb 25, 2023, 7:10:20 AM
Southampton and Leeds United will clash in a crucial Premier League match-up on Saturday at Elland Road. The Saints are looking to climb out of the relegation zone, while the Whites hope to distance themselves from the bottom three. In this article, we will provide an analysis of both teams, the latest betting trends, and our prediction on which team will come out on top.
Southampton recently appointed Ruben Selles as their new first-team manager until the end of the season. Selles guided the Saints to a surprising 1-0 victory over Chelsea in his first game in charge. Southampton has struggled this season, sitting in 20th place with only 17 points from 23 games. However, they have shown some improvement under Selles, earning seven points in their last five games. Southampton's defense has been a major concern, conceding 45 goals this season, the most in the league. The Saints will need to tighten up their defense to have any chance of avoiding relegation.
Leeds United are currently in 19th place, with 19 points from 24 games. They have struggled to find consistency this season, winning only five games so far. Leeds has lost three of their last five games, conceding 12 goals in the process. They will need to improve their defense if they want to get a result against Southampton. Leeds has the attacking quality to cause problems, with Patrick Bamford and Raphinha leading the way. However, they will need to be more clinical in front of goal if they want to secure a much-needed victory.
Southampton has struggled this season, but they have been a solid bet against the spread, covering in 52.2% of their games. The under has also been a profitable bet in their games, hitting in 56.5% of their matches. Leeds United has been a poor bet against the spread, covering in only 37.5% of their games. The over has been a profitable bet in their games, hitting in 62.5% of their matches.
Public Betting Data
The public is split on this game, with 50% of the bets on Southampton and 50% on Leeds United. The total is set at 2.5 goals, with 60% of the bets on the over.
This is a difficult game to call, with both teams struggling for form this season. Southampton has shown some improvement under Selles, but their defense remains a major concern. Leeds United has the attacking quality to cause problems, but they have been vulnerable at the back. We expect a close game, with both teams having chances to score. However, we think that Southampton's defense will let them down once again, and Leeds United will take advantage to secure a 2-1 victory.
Pick: Leeds United ML