Southampton – Burnley is a big game down the table on Sunday, (start time 7:00 a.m.ET on Peacock Premium) as the Saints and Clarets face off at St Mary’s, with the two teams hovering just seven points above the relegation zone.
Ralph Hasenhuttl and Southampton sink to the bottom after a good start to the season, having only two wins in their last 16 games. But they have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and many of their star forwards are now back in great shape with Danny Ings and Theo Walcott set to make their return this weekend.
Burnley had a slow start to the season, but Sean Dyche’s side were in great shape heading into the international break as Dwight McNeil led the show and clinched a victory at Everton after drawing Leicester and Arsenal at home.
Saints and Burnley both have 33 points after 29 games this season (they are 14th and 15th respectively) and know they probably need two more wins to keep the Premier League safe. Both will see it as a great chance to register one of those wins.
Here’s everything you need to know before Southampton – Burnley.
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Southampton have Danny Ings and Theo Walcott fit and in the starting lineup which is a huge boost, while captain James Ward-Prowse has fixed a calf issue. Oriol Romeu is out for the season, while Michael Obafemi and Will Smallbone are still missing with long-term issues.
– Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) April 4, 2021
Burnley is without Robbie Brady, Ashley Barnes and Kevin Long, while Charlie Taylor and Jack Cork are fit and on the bench.
RANGE | Here’s how the Clarets line up against Southampton this afternoon. ️
– Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 4, 2021
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Southampton are the big favorite at +105, which is surprising given their recent form. Burnley is priced at +275, as they are always overlooked. The draw is +220.
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The Saints narrowly beat Burnley earlier this season and it’s a real clash of styles. It will be a tough and physical game and I will be looking for the Saints to cut it. Ings is back and I think they just have a bit more quality up front. Southampton 2-1 Burnley.
How to watch Southampton- Burnley, broadcast and start the hour
Kick-off: 7 a.m. ET, Sunday
TV Channel: Paon Premium
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