December 30, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After successive goalless draws, Al Hain-Cole expects the Saints to play out another tight game when Lage's men visit St Mary's on Sunday
Southampton will be hoping to record their first win of the Premier League season when they welcome Wolves to St Mary’s on Sunday.
The Saints are without a victory in five league matches so far this campaign, losing their opener before drawing each of their next four in a row.
Southampton vs Wolves latest odds
However, they can be backed at 13/8 (2.63) with bet365 to finally get off the mark by coming out on top at the sixth attempt.
Bruno Lage has lost four and won one of his five league games in command since replacing Nuno Espirito Santo in the summer and is available at 9/5 (2.80) to double his side’s points tally with a victory on the south coast.
The hosts also played out a stalemate in their EFL Cup clash at Sheffield United in midweek, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them being held to their sixth draw in seven fixtures here.
Southampton vs Wolves team news
Theo Walcott remains short of fitness despite returning to training this week, with Jack Stephens and Stuart Armstrong both also ruled out.
Yerson Mosquera and Rayan Ait-Nouri are both unavailable after being forced off in Wednesday’s EFL Cup defeat to Tottenham, while Jonny Otto, Hugo Bueno and Pedro Neto are all injured.
Southampton vs Wolves preview
Having held free-scoring West Ham and Manchester City sides to 0-0 draws in their last two league games, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will be confident of holding strong against an opposition attack that has failed to score in four of their five league fixtures this season.
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However, their job may prove more difficult at the other end of the pitch considering the Wolves defence has conceded just five goals in their five league matches themselves.
After drawing a blank in two successive league fixtures, it is certainly hard to see Southampton coming out all guns blazing in what is likely to be a tight encounter.
Southampton vs Wolves predictions
In fact, odds of 19/20 (1.95) seem generous on no more than one team getting on target for their third league game in a row, as well as a sixth in six for the guests.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.