Southampton vs Leeds prediction
Southampton and Leeds United could be among the most entertaining teams in the 2022-23 Premier League season in terms of goals and close matches.
The latter wasn’t so true of the Saints in their opener as they were thrashed 4-1 at Tottenham Hotspur, though they did take the lead in that game.
Whilst that was going on, Leeds came back from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road. An important win to start the season for Jesse Marsch’s side after losing Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City and Raphinha to Barcelona earlier this summer.
The Yorkshire club to have a number of new signings to embed into the club, and whilst defenders Rasmus Kirstensen, Marc Roca and Tyler Adams have all arrived, I’m not convinced it will greatly improve a defence that shipped 79 goals last term.
Southampton themselves conceded 67 and I feel this game will continue that pattern at St Mary’s on Saturday as we see a host of goals.
Best bet: Over 2.5 goals at 8/11
Value bet: Over 3.5 goals at 8.5