Given their home record of eleven wins from a dozen matches, it should be a case of one-way traffic in Southampton’s clash with struggling Bristol City at St Mary’s. Bookies agree, Betfred amongst the firms installing Saints as emphatic 4/9 favourites and at that price, Nigel Adkins’ troops are accumulator material in terms of the match result.
The hosts are a much more attractive proposition in the handicaps where Paddy Power penalise them by a goal at 11/8 while Blue Square’s 7/5 for Southampton to combine victory with a clean sheet is a viable alternative.
At the other end, Rickie Lambert has struck six times in six games and can be backed at a tasty 10/3 courtesy of bet365 to break the deadlock. The same firm meanwhile, offer 4/1 for Saints’ top scorer to notch at least twice and that’s worth a risk when you consider that it would have been a winning wager in four of Southampton’s home games this season.
Rickie Lambert to score at least two goals – 4/1 (bet365)