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Southampton vs Stoke 3 March 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions

Soccer | Southampton (16) Stoke (19)

A big relegation battle game will take place this weekend as Southampton and Stoke City play each other at St Mary’s Stadium. The Saints will hope to use the home crowd to their advantage since they need to win this game desperately if they wish to survive relegation.

Southampton have underperformed greatly this season and it is very important they turn things around since points are getting harder and harder to get this late in the season.

Stoke City will enter this game knowing that this is a chance for them to get a big win. Stoke are also in a relegation battle and by winning this game, they will create a gap between them and Southampton in the standings. This should be enough reason for the club to give everything they have into this game. Playing away from home has not been an easy task for Stoke City this season so it will interesting to see if they can step up for a big away game like this one.

As far as Southampton are concerned, this is one of the best chances they will have of getting three points. At home, Southampton are not a terrible side. This team has enough talent to survive but it is up to the players to show their potential. A win in this game will help massively in surviving relegation and I think that Southampton will win since they are good enough at home to beat Stoke.

Looking at wagers for this game, I think we are getting a good enough price to bet on Southampton to win. In addition to that, I also like the under 2.5 goals. This is a very important game so I expect both teams to play tight football meaning we should get a low scoring game.

 

Pick:
Southampton

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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