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Southampton vs Grimsby: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Southampton vs Grimsby- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Southampton welcome League Two Grimsby to the St Mary’s on Wednesday for an FA Cup fifth round clash (7.15pm kick-off, UK time).

Southampton vs Grimsby: Betting tips

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Southampton vs Grimsby: Predictions

Southampton vs Grimsby: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 9/10 with Parimatch
Correct score 3-0 36/5 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Che Adams 15/4 with 888sport

Southampton are currently rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, but on Wednesday night, their relegation concerns move to the back-burner as recently-appointed Ruben Selles looks to navigate a potential banana skin tie against League Two Grimsby Town — with an FA Cup quarter-final slot up for grabs.

Selles — who was appointed in the summer to assist Ralph Hasenhuttl — was recently named the permanent boss of The Saints following the dismissal of Nathan Jones. The 39-year-old Spaniard oversaw a 1-0 win against Chelsea during his caretaker stint, and has subsequently been given the No. 1 berth permanently.

Under Jones, the South Coast club knocked out Crystal Palace and Blackpool in the third and fourth round respectively, and now face fourth-tier Grimsby. Paul Hurst’s Mariners have taken down Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge United, Burton Albion and Luton Town to reach this stage. This will be their biggest test yet.


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Southampton vs Grimsby match stats

It probably says a lot about Southampton’s current plight that left-back Romain Perraud is their third-highest scorer this season in all competitions with four goals. Two of those have come in the FA Cup, making the Frenchman their top goal-getter in this competition, with a brace against Blackpool in the previous round.

As well as being Southampton’s captain and highest scorer in the Premier League, James Ward-Prowse has also been doing the business in the FA Cup. The midfield difference-maker bagged in the third round against Crystal Palace, and will fancy his chances of getting Southampton to another quarter-final in a domestic cup this season — following their League Cup semi-final run.

Southampton vs Grimsby: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Southampton 3-0 Grimsby

Southampton vs Grimsby head-to-head

16 Jan 1978 – Grimsby 1-4 Southampton – FA Cup

10 Jan 1978 – Southampton 0-0 Grimsby – FA Cup

07 Jan 1978 – Grimsby 0-0 Southampton – FA Cup

21 Dec 1963 – Southampton 6-0 Grimsby – Division Two

31 Aug 1963 – Grimsby 2-2 Southampton – Division Two

It has been nearly 50 years since these two clubs last locked proverbial horns, which came in an FA Cup third-round replay in 1978. It was the third meeting of that round in just nine days, following 0-0s in the first two games, before Southampton romped to a 4-1 triumph, before going out to Bristol Rovers the next game.

FA Cup outright odds

Club Sky Bet
Man City 15/8
Liverpool 3/1
Man Utd 8/1
Chelsea 8/1
Newcastle 9/1
Brighton 14/1
Wolves 22/1
Bournemouth 25/1
Leicester 33/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (22:45, 07/02/2024). BeGambleAware.

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