Southampton v Huddersfield Town - Match Preview

Southampton v Huddersfield

Southampton play host to relegated Huddersfield Town at St Mary’s with little to play for in the final game of the season.

PaddyPower Pre-Match Odds: Southampton 2/5, Draw 7/2, Huddersfield 13/2*

 

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Ralph Hasenhuttl has successfully steered the Saints to safety since taking charge following Mark Hughes’ short-lived reign at the club.

 

The former Cologne and Greuther Furth coach's introduction of a German style of high pressing has won many plaudits as Southampton managed to avoid a final-day showdown for survival.

 

Hasenhuttl also rejuvenated a number of players whose careers were stagnating, most notably Shane Long, who scored the fastest goal in Premier League history early last month away at Watford.

 

Younger players have been introduced to the team as well, including Josh Sims and Matt Targett, with Southampton now looking to try and finish as high as 15th this season - if other results go their way.

 

The Saints' squad is virtually fully fit for the Huddersfield game, with only Maya Yoshida missing for the home side due to a virus.

 

For Huddersfield, the season has been a disaster from day one, with David Wagner, their most successful manager in recent years, leaving the club by mutual consent in January.

 

Town have been bottom since Boxing Day and rarely looked like threatening to stay up following the turn of the year.

 

Jan Siewert has only presided over one win in charge of the Terriers, though their performance in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend could give them some hope for the future.

 

The teams Siewert has put out so far have generally had an air of experimentation about them and that theme is set to continue against Southampton, as they look for just their second away win of the season and fourth in the top flight.

 

Joel Coleman is set to start in goal for the first time since January 2018, while Adama Diakhaby is also in line for selection.

 

BETTING ANALYSIS

 

After a two-year run, Huddersfield Town play their last game in the Premier League when they travel south to take on Southampton. 

 

Southampton will be the ones with a point to prove after suffering a 3-0 loss in their last outing against West Ham. 

 

Huddersfield, meanwhile, will be hoping to follow up their 1-1 draw against Manchester United with another positive result. 

 

A big problem for the Saints in recent weeks has been at the back. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have conceded ten goals in four games while only managing to score five goals themselves. 

 

Town, on the other hand, impressed against United with their passion, work ethic and desire, Those qualities can certainly take you a long way however, will the Terriers have the same level of motivation against Southampton? 

 

We don’t think so which is why the recommendation is to back a Southampton victory and both teams to score at 9/5. 

 

Recommendation

Southampton to win and both teams to score – 9/5 PaddyPower*

 

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Predictions

Markets Odds Probability %
Last Goal After 73 Minutes 10/11
67%
Over 0.5 In 1st Half 3/10
64%
Over 2.5 In Full Time 4/6
61%
Goals In Last 15 Minutes  
61%
Both Teams To Score 5/6
58%
1st Goal Before 30 Minutes 5/6
56%

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Simulation

Huddersfield Town vs Southampton

There is a 26.2% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Southampton, at 59.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Huddersfield Town who have a 14.2% chance.
In simulation wins, Huddersfield Town upsets Southampton by averaging 8.1 shots and 3.0 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Southampton 1.6 to Huddersfield Town 0.6.

Southampton Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
D. Ings 2.89 1.45 0.57 43.12%
P. Højbjerg 1.88 0.76 0.25 22.26%
R. Bertrand 0.88 0.18 0.08 7.54%

Huddersfield Town Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
A. Pritchard 1.85 0.56 0.15 14.24%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Manchester City 38 32 2 4 95 23 72 98
2 Liverpool 38 30 7 1 89 22 67 97
3 Chelsea 38 21 9 8 63 39 24 72
4 Tottenham 38 23 2 13 67 39 28 71
5 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 73 51 22 70
6 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 65 54 11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 16 9 13 47 46 1 57
8 Everton 38 15 9 14 54 46 8 54
9 Leicester City 38 15 7 16 51 48 3 52
10 West Ham United 38 15 7 16 52 55 -3 52
11 Watford 38 14 8 16 52 59 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 14 7 17 51 53 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 12 9 17 42 48 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 11 7 20 45 68 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 9 12 17 45 65 -20 39
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 9 20 35 60 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 10 4 24 34 69 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 7 5 26 34 81 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 3 7 28 22 76 -54 16

Head To Head Comparison

04.01.2020
Southampton
Huddersfield Town
12.05.2019
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Huddersfield Town
22.12.2018
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Southampton
23.12.2017
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Huddersfield Town
26.08.2017
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Southampton

Last 5 Games

07.03.2020
Southampton
Newcastle United
29.02.2020
West Ham United
Southampton
22.02.2020
Southampton
Aston Villa
15.02.2020
Southampton
Burnley
05.02.2020
Tottenham
Southampton

Last 5 Games

07.03.2020
Leeds United
Huddersfield Town
29.02.2020
Huddersfield Town
Charlton Athletic
25.02.2020
Huddersfield Town
Bristol City
22.02.2020
Swansea City
Huddersfield Town
15.02.2020
Derby County
Huddersfield Town