Southampton v Leeds betting tips: Saints look to break duck
Southampton v Leeds betting tips and odds
United’s victory against Watford in the week before the international break ensured Saturday’s match would not involve both teams searching for their first wins of the season.
Leeds moved out of the relegation zone with that win against the Hornets, but Saints’ wait goes on after a 3-1 defeat at Chelsea last time out in a game which turned with the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse 13 minutes from time when the scores were level.
The Whites are 19/10 underdogs to make it back-to-back wins but let’s look at some of the other options for our Southampton v Leeds betting tips.
Southampton have had a tough start to the season, but they took a point off both Manchester clubs and were on course to draw with the European champions until Ward-Prowse saw red which means he is suspended for this game.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have drawn four of their seven games which can be backed at 13/5, with a goalless option available at 14/1.
Southampton have scored just once in their last four matches and lost home and away against Leeds last season by an aggregate of 5-0, so the visitors to win to nil can be backed at 5/1.
— Leeds United StatZone (@lufcsz) October 11, 2021
However, Southampton have faced some difficult opponents in the opening part of the season and they now have five winnable games, so results should start to improve in the next few weeks otherwise questions will start to be asked.
The hosts are the 13/10 favourites to beat a Leeds team that could be without star striker Patrick Bamford with an ankle injury which has ruled him out of the last two games.
Under 2.5 goals would have paid out in three of Southampton’s last four games which is 5/4 as one of our Southampton v Leeds betting tips.
Kalvin Phillips sustained a calf injury against Watford which forced him to withdraw from the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, so Leeds will be keeping their fingers crossed their key midfielder will be fit.
If Bamford fails to recover, Rodrigo is expected to lead the line in a 4-1-4-1 in which Dan James will play on the flank as long as he has not suffered any setbacks on international duty.
Raphinha is unlikely to feature as he is set to make his full debut for Brazil against Uruguay in the early hours of Friday morning, so Jack Harrison is set to start.
Southampton striker Che Adams missed Scotland’s qualifier against Faroe Islands with a muscle injury, but Theo Walcott started up front with Adam Armstrong at Stamford Bridge so he may not have started the Leeds game in any case.
Armstrong and Bamford are the 9/2 favourites to break the deadlock and both strikers are 13/8 to score, while Rodrigo is 21/10 to break his duck for the season or 11/2 to get the ball rolling.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 11, 2021
James scored in Wales’ 2-2 draw with Czech Republic and is 8/1 and 11/4 in both markets, while Albanian Armando Broja is 2/1 having struck the winner against Hungary during the week as the last of our Southampton v Leeds betting tips.
Where: St Mary’s Stadium
When: 15:00, Saturday 16th Octobeer
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication