Southampton vs H. Beer Sheva – Europa League Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
After two days of great spectacle in the Champions League, we now turn our eyes to Europe’s second club competition, the Europa League. As in the case of the CL, we are looking at the last game from each group, where many teams find themselves with their back against the wall. Curious enough, one of the is Southampton – will they be able to produce what’s expected of them?
Southampton vs Hapoel Beer Sheva – 08/12/2016
Betting Odds At The Best UK Bookmakers
FT Result: Southampton 1.45 or 9/20 Draw 4.60 or 18/5 H. Beer Sheva 8.50 or 15/2
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.05 or 21/20 Under 1.75 or 3/4
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.25 or 5/4 No 1.57 or 4/7
The English club was largely seen as a favorite to qualify from the group, along with Inter Milan, which was touted as favorites more because of their history than their current form.
After only gathering 7 points from 5 games, not only to the Saints sit in 3rd place currently, but they also have the lower hand in their head-to-head duel with Hapoel Beer Sheva at this moment, ahead of their direct game.
A win would qualify them directly, but any other draw than 0-0 would send them home and give the Israelians 2nd place. Thankfully for them, their home form is still great, but will they manage to field a competent team in this period?
Their adversaries don’t have the same issue, not being involved in lots of competitions. They know that it’s very hard to win points at St. Mary’s stadium, but their recent form is very encouraging.
6 consecutive wins in all competitions, including a 3-2 victory over Inter, tells us that they are a team which is hungry to score – and a goal or two could mean the end of Southampton’s European journey.
Southampton vs Hapoel Beer Sheva Betting Tips
Although we do favor the English side, we’re not sure if the players can tank this many games in such a short period of time, so we’re cautious in predicting the home win. We’d go for Southampton to score, an under 2,5 goals bet, and even both teams to score ahead of the solo home win, which will be much tougher than initially expected.
Hapoel Beer Sheva +1, +1.5 @ 1.850
Both teams To Score – Yes @ 2.25 or 5/4