Southampton vs Stoke Odds – Sunday 21st May 2017 – 15:00
Southampton are 3/4 with the draw at 14/5 and Stoke are 7/2
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Southampton welcome Stoke to St.Mary’s on the final day of games in the Premier League, with a top eight place at stake.
The Saints come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw at home against Manchester United.
It was another frustrating result for United, who will now finish the league season in 6th place.
Sergio Romero saved an early penalty from Gabbiadini, keeping United in the hunt and another game unbeaten.
Replays showed United were unlucky, with Eric Bailly handling the ball outside the area.
Jose Mourinho’s side registered just one shot on target all match, in truth it was another shocking performance.
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed season, that result ensures they move above West Brom into 8th.
Their record in the last six has been poor, with one win, two defeats and three draws.
A win will ensure that Southampton finish in 8th, an excellent achievement for Puel and his side.
An 8th placed finish and EFL runners up represents a great season for Southampton, despite a change of manager and players.
Southampton come into this match as favourites, with Stoke struggling for form of late and the Saints enjoying home advantage.
This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, with Stoke looking to register a second win in six.
The Saints will be looking to register a 22nd win against Stoke in 45 matches.
Stoke come into this match on the back of a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal, a dreadful performance at home from Hughes’ side.
Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the visitors in the 42nd minute, he returned later on, to make it 4-1 and finish the scoring (80).
Mesut Ozil continued his fine recent form with the Gunners second (55), before Peter Crouch made it 2-1 twelve minutes later.
It looked set to be a frantic end to the match before Alexis Sanchez (76), restored Arsenal’s two-goal cushion.
This was another poor performance from Stoke, who have dropped to 14th in the table and will not finish in the top ten.
That result was another defeat, they have been beaten three times in their last six and dropped down the table as a result.
Their only win in the last six came against Hull, a 3-1 win at the Bet365 Stadium.
Stoke have had problems at both ends of the pitch of late, conceding 11 and scoring just five goals.
Stoke find themselves in 14th place in the Premier League, in truth that is a disasterous finish for Mark Hughes’ men.
Mark Hughes’ side come into this match as underdogs, with their recent poor record informing the bookies.
Stoke will be looking for a first win in five matches, with the 3-1 win against Hull their last win.
The Potters will be looking to draw on last seasons result, where they beat Southampton 1-0 at St.Mary’s.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Manolo Gabbiadini at 7/2 with Charlie Austin at 4/1. For Stoke, Saido Berahino and Peter Crouch are at 15/2 with Jonathan Walters and Mame Biram Diouf at 8/1.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 0-0 and the odds of the same result are 10/1.
Southampton vs Stoke Odds
Tip 1 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – 1-1 draw @ 11/2