There have been quite a few postponements in England because of the coronavirus in December. And the organisers are trying to make use of any available ‘windows’. Already on Tuesday, a couple of meetings have been decided, including one between Southampton and Brentford. Both teams are in the middle of the table, but certainly don’t mind building up a gap from the relegation zone – who can do it? The journalists of this website have written a prediction for this football match on January 11, 2022. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet application.
Southampton have had a good first month of the winter
The Saints were once again seen as more of a survival fighter than a European Cup contender. But so far, once again, the result has been something in between – a position among the midfielders. Ralf Hasenhüttl should be credited with continuing to squeeze the maximum out of the project’s modest opportunities. There are bad matches now too, but it is noteworthy that the club has not lost more than 2 times in a row within this APL. And in the last 6 rounds there was only 1 defeat, and that to Arsenal (albeit 0-3). But they managed to share the points with Leicester, Brighton, Crystal Palace and even Tottenham, and West Ham Soton won.
Brentford are showing fine results, as for a rookie
The Bees actually have as many points under their belt as the other pair of newcomers, Norwich and Watford, combined – 23 already. And, unlike them, they had to make their way through the sieve of the play-offs. Yes, and simply for this London club, despite the former merits, this is practically their debut in the APL. The pace of scoring for Thomas Franco’s side has slowed down compared to the start of the league. But they still manage to replenish the piggy bank more or less regularly, and so the gap from the danger zone will only increase. January also started in the Premier League with a win. Even Ings’ relatively quick goal didn’t hurt – this time the hero for Brentford was Mads Roerslev, far from the main Danish defender. First, he assisted Wisse, and it was his goal late in the game that secured the win over Aston Villa.
The clubs played quite actively a decade ago at the Ligue 1 level. In September 2020, after a prolonged break, the teams met again, in the League Cup – and Brentford unexpectedly won away 2-0.
This is unlikely to be an open game: Southampton play quite pragmatically, and Brentford should not be overestimated. We bet on “total less than 2.5 goals” (odds – 1.85).