Kick-off: 1800, 18/05/2021
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Southampton and Leeds are both looking to finish the season strongly following back-to-back Premier League wins and this is expected to be an entertaining encounter.
Saints have scored six times in their victories, while United have gone one better with a magnificent seven strikes.
There is no reason why both teams shouldn’t approach this match in a positive manner as well, so 6/5 for over 3.5 goals in the game is our first Southampton vs Leeds prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton have turned on the style since their safety was confirmed, enjoying 3-1 home victories over Crystal Palace and Fulham.
Danny Ings was the star of the show versus the Eagles, while Che Adams, Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott hit the target against the Cottagers.
Saturday’s contest provided us with a clean sweep of three successful selections in our preview.
Ralph Hasenhuttl commented: “I must say that I was very pleased with my side, the guys showed a very good performance.
“It’s just getting better and better and it’s not a coincidence that we’ve scored 10 goals in the last four home games.
“It is definitely part of our game that has developed since we have had more opportunities, more players coming back also.”
Adams has now netted nine times in the league this term, with six of those strikes coming at St Mary’s.
Looking at the Southampton vs Leeds odds, we like 23/10 for him to add to that tally here.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Stephens, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Armstrong, Minamino, Ings, Adams.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds have only lost once in nine outings after following up a 3-1 home win over Tottenham by prevailing 4-0 at Burnley.
After Mateusz Klich put United ahead on the stroke of half-time, they overran the Clarets in the second period.
Jack Harrison doubled their lead just before the hour mark before getting the assists on substitute Rodrigo’s late brace.
Rodrigo also came off the bench to score against Spurs and Marcelo Bielsa insists there is more to come from the Spain striker.
“Rodrigo is a player at a very high level,” Bielsa said. “He’s one of the strikers for the Spanish national team and they are a powerhouse.
“He’s a player, like I’ve said before, that it takes him a while to get to his full form.
“When he finally finds his full form, he’s a player that is very unbalancing.
“I think these 50 minutes that Rodrigo played against Tottenham and today, that were at a very good level, are preferable than to play a lot of minutes when you’re not at your best.
“I think in the game against Tottenham and the game today, I think we saw a version of Rodrigo close to what he’s capable of.”
Those comments make 15/2 for Rodrigo to grab the final goal of the game again here worth adding to our Southampton vs Leeds betting tips.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Klich, Bamford, Raphinha.
SOUTHAMPTON 3-1 Fulham – Che Adams, Nathan Tella, Theo Walcott
Burnley 0-4 LEEDS – Mat Klich, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo (2)
Head-to-head: Leeds 3-0 Southampton
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