They both shoot – yes

“Southampton” with 6 rounds before the end of the season is on the last line of the table with a loss of 5 points to the 17th place saver. To avoid relegation, the “Saints” will have to perform a miracle in the remaining matches. They came very close to that in the last game against Arsenal (3-3), but failed to maintain their 2-goal advantage due to goals conceded in the 88th and 90th minutes. It is worth noting that under new manager Ruben Selles, Southampton are performing well against top clubs but cannot do the same against direct rivals.

A promising omen for Bournemouth are victories over Leicester (1-0), Tottenham (3-2) and Fulham (2-1) in the last 5 rounds. Thanks to them, Wiśnie broke away from the relegation zone with a difference of 5 points. For Gary O’Neill, the result of this match is crucial. If he wins, his team will greatly increase their chances of saving themselves from relegation this season.

It is worth noting that after the reinforcements in the winter transfer window, Bournemouth improved significantly in attack, but the problems in defense were not solved. He creates an average of 1.44xg per match, with 1.94xg allowed.

For both teams, this match is of fundamental importance, which may contribute to the closed nature of the competition. However, the quality of the opponents’ defense is so low that it’s hard to believe. Given the calendar, I think Southampton will be required to open up and push things through this meeting.