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Bournemouth vs Southampton: Predictions
Things have been going terribly wrong in the Premier League for Southampton across recent months, with injuries ravaging Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad and contributing to a run of just one win in their last 12 games. As a result, they’ve dropped to 14th in the table and cannot rule out being dragged into the relegation battle. Still, the FA Cup has been a source of solace, with the Saints making it past Shrewsbury, Arsenal and Wolves to reach the quarter-finals.
As for the hosts, they pulled off an impressive 3-0 win over Swansea City last time out to move within just one place and two points of the Championship playoffs, continuing their strong adjustment to life in the second tier following their relegation last season. The Cherries have had a slightly more straightforward route to the quarter-finals than Southampton, seeing off Oldham and Crawley Town before beating Burnley to reach this stage. Jonathan Woodgate will be keen to inspire his side to victory over their local rivals, firing them to their first-ever FA Cup semi-final.
Bournemouth vs Southampton: Match Stats
Che Adams has scored in each of his last three games. He also scored against Bournemouth last season.
Four of the last five meetings between Bournemouth and Southampton at the Vitality Stadium have featured two goals or less.
Bournemouth’s top scorer in the FA Cup this season is Josh King with three goals, but he departed for Everton in January.
Southampton are yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup this season, winning their three ties so far by a 5-0 aggregate scoreline.
19 July 2020 – Bournemouth 0-2 Southampton (Premier League)
20 September 2019 – Southampton 1-3 Bournemouth (Premier League)
27 April 2019 – Southampton 3-3 Bournemouth (Premier League)
20 October 2018 – Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton (Premier League)
28 April 2018 – Southampton 2-1 Bournemouth (Premier League)
Southampton helped condemn Bournemouth to relegation with a 2-0 victory over the Cherries during the penultimate game of the 2019/20 season. Indeed, the Saints have lost just two of their last 14 meetings with Bournemouth across all competitions since September 1987.