In the 1/32 finals of the League Cup, Southampton will try to deal with Brentford on 16 September, who came close to being promoted last season. Read our prediction for this match.
The first round of the championship at Southampton was unsuccessful. The Saints lost the least to Crystal Palace (0: 1). Although in the last two seasons Soton played well with this team. Now Ralph Hasenhüttl’s charges will try to make their way to the third round of the League Cup, where they will meet with someone from the West Bromwich – Harrogate pair.
The Saints have been performing well in the CL in recent years, reaching at least the 1/8 finals. In the 2016/17 season, Soton even reached the final of the competition, but lost there to Manchester United (2: 3). In the 2018/19 season, Southampton reached the 1/8 finals, where they lost on penalties to Leicester, and last year they were stopped by Manchester City (1: 3) at the same stage.
Brentford were close to making it to the Premier League, but the Bees lost to Fulham in extra time in the playoffs final (1: 2). Brentford finished third in the regular championship. The team was just two points behind the second West Brom. Moreover, the “bees” had every chance to reduce this distance, but the club lost in the final meetings to Barnsley and Stoke.
Brentford are usually eliminated quickly from the League Cup. Over the past ten years, the “bees” have never made it past the September matches. In the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, the club managed to get past the first two rounds, but then Brentford were invariably eliminated. In the first round of this rally, the bees went on penalties against Wycombe. The main time ended with the score 1: 1. The opening match of the championship “Brentford” also lost. Thomas Frank’s charges lost to Birmingham (0: 1).
Southampton have lost only one of their last eight official matches.
Brentford have lost all three of their past official away matches with the same score 0-1.
Southampton and Brentford have played very little against each other in recent history. To do this, the “saints” had to “sink” into Ligue 1, where the teams won once in four matches.
07/22/17 Brentford Southampton 2: 2
Brentford are, without a doubt, a tough opponent. However, Southampton will want to rehabilitate themselves for the fiasco in the first round, and the Saints, as a rule, take the League Cup seriously. This tournament is not “merged” on St. Mary’s. Taking into account the ambitions of the club, Soton will try to confidently go further.
Our prediction is a win for Southampton for 1.76 in BC Winline