While Fulham is having a very good season, good enough to dream about qualifying for a UEFA competition, Southampton are having a very disappointing season, so disappointing that the Saints are in last place.
As expected, the Cottagers come in as the soccer betting favorites, but keep in mind that the Saints won the last three times they met.
Let’s check the latest Premier league odds, stats, injury reports, and Premier League lines for Fulham vs Southampton. We’ve plenty of Premier League betting odds for you to consider. Check on Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield odds.
Fulham: Back to the Winning Column
Prior to the break for the 2022 World Cup, Fulham lost 2-1 to Manchester City and Manchester United. Believe it or not, the Citizens scored the winning goal in the 95th minute while the Red Devils did it in the 93rd minute. In other words, the Cottagers deserved better.
Last Monday, they managed to return to the winning column by crushing Crystal Palace 3-0 on the road. The Cottagers took advantage of playing with two more players after the 57th minute as Tyrick Mitchell and James Tomkins were sent off. Regarding the goals, Bobby Reid, Tim Ream and Aleksandar Mitrovic were the scorers.
Speaking of Mitrovic, he’s the team’s top scorer with nine goals. Overall, only Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham) and Ivan Toney (Brentford) have scored more goals than him.
Mitrovic and the fact that the Cottagers have lost only two games at home (four on the road) are the main reason for them to be in control of the Las Vegas odds at +105. Considering there’s a 10-point gap between the two, that’s a very tempting deal.
Southampton: Rock Bottom
As mentioned before, Southampton are currently sitting in last place with 12 points thanks to a 3-3-3-10 record. Curiously enough, they’ve scored more goals and allowed less than Nottingham Forest, the team sitting in 19th place.
Most recently, the Saints lost 3-1 to Brighton with James Ward-Prowse as the scorer. The Saints also lost possession with 33 percent but took four shots on target, same as the Seagulls. That result made it five straight EPL games without winning.
Things have been different in the EFL Cup, in which the Saints are set to face Manchester City in the Round of 8 after defeating Sheffield Wednesday in penalties and Lincoln City 2-1. They also remain alive in the FA Cup. In other words, they aren’t that bad.
Che Adams is the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, especially at +275. Adams is the team’s top scorer in all competitions with eight goals. There’s also the fact that the Saints have won more games on the road (two) than at home (one). Finally, a victory could boost them out of the relegation zone. That should be enough to go all-in right from the start.
Fulham vs Southampton Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 70
- Fulham Victories: 19 (82 goals)
- Southampton Victories: 28 (111 goals)
- Draws: 23
The last time these two met at Craven Cottage, the game finished with a goalless draw. It was in the 2020-21 season. Later, Southampton came from behind to defeat the Cottagers 3-1 at Saint Mary’s Park. Adams scored for Fulham while Nathan Tella, Fabio Carvalho and Theo Walcott did it for the Saints.
Southampton are 4-4-2 in their last 10 meetings with Fulham, in which they averaged 1.8 goals. On the other hand, the Cottagers averaged 1.1 goals during that span.
Fulham vs Southampton Match Information
- Match: Fulham vs Southampton
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 31
- Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Craven Cottage, London
- Fulham vs Southampton Live Stream: fuboTV
Fulham vs Southampton Betting Lines
Fulham vs Southampton Picks & Prediction
No room for betting online upset here. Fulham are highly motivated, and the Cottagers have scored in all their home games but one, scoring two or more goals in five of those matches. Defensively, they finished with a clean sheet twice. Plus, a home favorite at +105 is too good a deal not to take. That doesn’t mean Southampton won’t put up a good fight. In fact, I also expect the total to go over 2½ goals with both teams scoring as it happened in five of their last 10 encounters.