Hull vs Southampton 11/01/2014 Premier League Preview,Odds & Prediction
Southampton vs Hull
Saturday 1st November 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Hull 3/1 Draw 5/2 Southampton 1/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Premier League Live; NBC Sports Live
Not one of the popular games this weekend in the Barclays Premier League but one of the more intriguing will be the match between Hull and Southampton. Hull have had a great start to the season under Steve Bruce and sit in mid table, they are coming in off two impressive performances against Arsenal and Liverpool. In both games Hull were outstanding defensively. Hull have proven to be a tough nut to crack for many teams this year and Steve Bruce will be hoping to continue that against this seasons surprise package Southampton.
When Ronald Koeman took over in the summer Southampton were one of the favourites to be relegated due to the huge amount of transfers out of the club. Out went Lambert,Lovren, Lallana, Chambers, Shaw and in came Pelle, Tadic, Long, well its easy to see who did the better business with almost a 100million in profit and sitting second in the table Southampton have had a truly remarkable rollercoaster ride of a summer to get to this point. Pelle has been sensational since his arrival and although Long has struggled to find the net he has had some positive impacts for the Saints. Tadic and Schneiderlein have been absolutely brilliant and at the back Southampton have been immense with the second best defensive record in the league behind only Chelsea.
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If this was Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City or Man Utd against Hull they would be odds on favourites. Southampton are even money and odds against in places, we should take this as this is where the value is. The bookmakers have not copped on to how good this team is just yet. Southampton have won five of seven away from home this season and were desperately unlucky to lose to both Tottenham and Liverpool. Southampton to me look like a real deal team, one that will be ppushing for a Champions League place come April/May. Take them to get another away win here.