Southampton - Brentford Prediction, Picks and Taips
Southampton and Brentford had to swallow a 1-0 defeat during their first league match last weekend. On Wednesday evening, these two clubs will meet in the battle for the Carabao Cup.
Ralph Hasenhüttl has started the new season with Southampton with a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. At Selhurst Park, The Saints fell behind early in the game and Southampton - despite a number of excellent goal attempts - was unable to turn this gap. It was Southampton's first of three games against a London club. So on Wednesday evening, Brentford will visit Southampton and this weekend The Saints will meet an opponent from the capital again with Tottenham.
Last season Southampton managed to grab the most points outside after Liverpool and Manchester City. Yet it was not surprising that Southampton did not take three points in the away game at Crystal Palace: The Saints have won only one of their last fourteen opening games in the Premier League. In the Carabao Cup, Southampton has often had success in the first round in recent years, because the last time Southampton was eliminated in that first round was in 2007. Remarkably, the Saints did not only meet small opponents in the first round in recent years. of the Carabao Cup, just like Brentford is not a measly opponent.
Brentford is one of the promotion candidates in the Championship, just like last season. Last season, Brentford was just unable to enforce promotion. As a result, Brentford had to work at the second level of England again last weekend. Thomas Frank's team played an away game at Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon and Brentford was unable to fulfill the favorite role at St. Andrew's Stadium: 1-0 loss. Looking purely at the odds between Brentford and Birmingham City, the away team was entitled to at least one point.
Actually, Brentford didn't even play that bad against Birmingham. In any case, The Bees' game offers enough perspective for the cup match against Southampton. Brentford has already survived a round in the Carabao Cup; Wycombe Wanderers was defeated on penalties a week and a half ago. In the past, Brentford played a number of away games at Southampton, but the Bees have never lost at St. Mary's Stadium. It is exactly 23 years ago this Thursday that Brenford last lost a game at Southampton. Coincidentally, that also happened in the League Cup: on September 17, 1997 Southampton played at The Dell and 3-1 was too strong for Brenford.
Our recommendation tip for Southampton - Brentford : Southampton to win @ 1.65