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Saints to continue to march in…

 


Southampton v Fulham

Premier League
5.30pm LIVE ON SKY

FULHAM UNLIKELY TO HALT SOUTHAMPTON PROGRESS

Nice win from Middlesbrough last night to land our bet… Nice (and rare) that is happens as easily as that !

It’s 78 years to the day since Fulham’s only previous league win at Southampton. That was a 2-1 victory in a Division Two game on 26 October 1935.

More recently you might be tempted by the draw given six of the last 10 encounters have ended as a stalemate. 3-3. 2-2, 1-1 – you know what happens next in that sequence !

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Max last 10 only)
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Max last 10 only)
Dec 2012 Premier Fulham 1-1 Southampton
Oct 2012 Premier Southampton 2-2 Fulham
Jan 2005 Premier Southampton 3-3 Fulham
Sep 2004 Premier Fulham 1-0 Southampton
Feb 2004 Premier Southampton 0-0 Fulham
Dec 2003 Premier Fulham 2-0 Southampton
Mar 2003 Premier Fulham 2-2 Southampton
Oct 2002 Premier Southampton 4-2 Fulham
Mar 2002 Premier Southampton 1-1 Fulham
Oct 2001 Premier Fulham 2-1 Southampton

Southampton are the momentum side though and very much in the mix at the top of the table. A win tonight could take them into second or third in the table.

Conversely, Fulham have started the new season poorly and you shouldn’t read too much into their 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Monday – the match that led to Palace boss Ian Holloway parting company with the team.

It’s all been about the defence for Southampton. Serie A leaders Roma (one goal conceded) are the only side in one of the top five European leagues with a better defensive record than Saints.

I’m with the Saints with a -1 handicap on Star Sports.

STAR FORECAST
(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
10 points win SOUTHAMPTON (-1) at around 6/4

STORMY WEATHER AHEAD

A storm which could reach hurricane strengths of 80mph or more will definitely hit Britain on Monday, weather experts have warned.

There were hopes the huge storm brewing over the Atlantic Ocean would miss the UK, and sweep instead through the English Channel.

But meteorologists are now certain it will strike the south west of England and could leave a trail of destruction as it gusts north-east across the country, causing structural damage, and bringing down trees and power lines.

Roads may also be hit by flash flooding, bringing rush hour traffic on Monday morning to a halt, and homes could be flooded.

Severe weather alerts are in place for England and Wales, with an amber warning, meaning “be prepared”, for the southern half of England and Wales.

There is a lesser yellow warning, meaning “be aware”, for the rest of Wales and England up to the border with Scotland.

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