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    23/12/2017 Kick Off:  3:00 pm St Mary's Stadium V Predicted Score:1 - 1

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      Match Summary

      1 Look out for:

      A Christmas cracker. Despite both team’s struggles in front of goal and the scoreless draw earlier in the campaign, there were 16 goals in the previous four games between these two. An over 3.5 goals bet is 3/1, while it’s 8/1 for over 4.5 goals.

      2 We fancy:

      Southampton to win and both teams to score at 3/1. It may be a low scoring game but both defences can be suspect at times, with a 2-1 Southampton win priced at 17/2.

      3 It's a long shot, but…

      Depoitre to score the only goal of the game at 66/1. The Belgian striker has four already this season and will fancy his chances in front of goal after his recent success.

      Team News

      Southampton's Last Six:

        Southampton’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3

        After only just returning from a hamstring injury, Cedric Soares now looks set to miss the rest of the festive period. The Portuguese went off early in the defeat at Chelsea, and he’ll be a miss for Mauricio Pellegrino, especially as the Saints manager tries to keep his players fresh.

        In-form Charlie Austin was a victim of the rotation policy at Stamford Bridge, but he’ll surely return to the starting line-up for this one. Manolo Gabbiadini is likely to drop out of the team to accommodate the English striker.

        Huddersfield's Last Six:

          Huddersfield’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 0 Lost: 4

          Elias Kachunga scored his Premier League goal for Huddersfield against Watford at the weekend, but his afternoon ended in disappointment soon after. He was stretchered off inside 20 minutes and will miss the next few months with medial ligament damage.

          That wasn’t the only bad news for Terriers boss David Wagner in what was an impressive win at Vicarage Road. Jonathan Hogg is suspended for the trip to the south coast after his sending off, while Michael Hefele, Jon Stankovic, Philip Billing and Chris Lowe all miss out too.

          Southampton vs Huddersfield Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

          Despite going five without a win against Chelsea, Southampton fans can have plenty of optimism considering the manner of their performance at Stamford Bridge. Huddersfield’s supporters will make another trip south with plenty of confidence though after their emphatic display at the weekend.

          Southampton are 4/7 for the win and they’ll be desperate to bring some festive cheer to St Mary’s and get back to winning ways. The Saints have only won one of their last nine, a run that’s seen them drop into the bottom half of the Premier League table. Averaging less than a goal a game, Southampton don’t score many so they need to keep things tight at the back if they want to pick up all three points.

          Huddersfield are 6/1 to take the spoils back to West Yorkshire, a win that would take them to 24 points at the halfway stage of the season. The Terriers have proven plenty of people wrong so far, as they were widely tipped for relegation at the start of the campaign. Their scoring ratio’s also less than a goal a game, although they’ll be buoyed by the four they scored on Saturday.

          The draw is 16/5, a result that would maintain the three point gap between the sides. As both teams have been struggling for goals, a 1-1 draw looks tempting at 7/1. If you think neither side will manage to break the deadlock, a 0-0 scoreline is priced at 19/2.

          Austin is 7/2 to score the first goal of the game, and he’s looked sharp in recent weeks to justify this price. The Englishman clinically opened the scoring against Arsenal recently, and he’ll be the biggest threat to the Huddersfield defence. He’s 5/4 to score anytime, 7/1 to score two or more and 40/1 for a hat-trick.

          Aaron Mooy is 14/1 to open the scoring after his brace at the weekend, or 13/2 to score anytime. Laurent Depoitre meanwhile has two in his last two, and is priced at 4/1 to score in his third consecutive game on Saturday.

          Predicted Score: Southampton 1 - 1 Huddersfield

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