Southampton v Derby County Prediction
Wednesday, 8:45 pm
St. Mary’s Stadium
England Premier League
Southampton go ahead to head against Derby County for the FA Cup third round replay after is ended in a (2-2) at the Pride Park a fortnight ago.
The Saints took the lead in the opening four minutes after Richard Keogh deflected in Nathan Redmond‘s strike, then Redmond doubled the lead in the 48th minute.
But Jack Marriott pulled a goal back in the 58th minutes before Tom Lawrence got the equalizer three minutes later.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints come into this home game on the back of a (2-1) away win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
James Ward-Prowse put Southampton ahead in the opening eleven minutes from the penalty spot, before Shane Long doubled the lead in first half injury time.
The Saints conceded in the 58th minute, but manage to hold on as the claimed all three points at the King Power Stadium.
Derby on the other hand approach this away Cup tie following a (2-0) away loss to Leeds United at the Elland Road on Friday Night Football.
Players to Watch
Nathan Redmond bagged a brace in the first leg. He currently has four goals and two assist to his name.
Jack Marriott got on the score sheet in the first leg. He is Derby’s top scorer with ten goals and three assist so far this season.
Prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Reason for Southampton v Derby County Prediction
Each of their last five head to head encounter in all competitions have had over 1.5 goals.
Over 1.5 goals have been scored in each of Derby County’s last six matches in all competitions.
Over 1.5 goals have been scored in each of Southampton’s last five matches at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Each of Derby’s last three games away from the Pride Park have had over 1.5 goals.