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Southampton vs Walsall prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 06 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

St Mary's, home to Southampton / Southampton vs Walsall predictions
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​Southampton vs Walsall: Top free betting tips

Our Southampton vs Walsall prediction is for an open game that the hosts should be able to win. Will the Saints be convincing enough to decide things early?

The Saints are riding high in the Championship and they currently sit in the top 3 with direct promotion firmly in their sights. Southampton come into the FA Cup on the back of an 18-game unbeaten run (W12 D6). Walsall are a League Two team that sits outside the top 10 in the standings despite finding impressive form in December – 5 wins in the last 6 matches. 

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Both sides found the back of the net in 3 of their 4 previous meetings. Also, all of Southampton’s last 7 FA Cup games saw both teams involved getting on the scoresheet. That is what we are backing to happen again with our first Southampton vs Walsall prediction. 

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Our next Southampton vs Walsall prediction stays on the Goals Markets. We think there will be at least 3 total goals scored in this match. This was the case in all of Southampton’s last 7 FA Cup matches. Also, all of Walsall’s last 3 away games went over 2.5 goals.

​​Correct score prediction: 3-1 to Southampton

With our final Southampton vs Walsall prediction, we follow tradition and try to give you the correct score. We back the Saints to win 3-1. This has been the exact scoreline in 2 of Southampton’s last 8 home wins. 

Also, Southampton won 2 of the last 4 H2Hs with that exact 3-1 scoreline. 

​Southampton vs Walsall: What the fans think

Southampton fans want safe standing at St Mary's

Walsall fans delighted with Jack Earing's form

How far will Walsall’s fans travel to Southampton? 

The driving distance between Walsall and Southampton is only 148 miles (237km). However, the road network is not very good and an extended period of this trip will take place on smaller roads with strict speed limits. This is why Walsall’s fans have to be ready for at least 2 hours and 50 minutes journey-time in one direction. 

​Southampton vs Walsall: Tickets

Important information for the home fans. This FA Cup match is not included as part of a Season Ticket. However, to make sure good attendance will be at St Mary’s the Saints decided to offer very generous ticket prices for the game – for adults/over 65/ 18-25 the price for a ticket is only £12.50, while Under-18/Under-14 can buy a ticket only for £7.50

Walsall’s fans who want to travel for this match will have to pay £12.50 for a ticket, or £10.00 if they are season-ticket holders. 

Southampton have confirmed that both home and away fans can purchase tickets on the day of the game at the stadium. 

​FAQs: Southampton vs Walsall

  • Who is Walsall’s top goalscorer? Teenager Frederick Draper (19) is Walsall’s star striker this season with his 10 goals in 21 league appearances. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in May 2011 in a League One clash, Southampton beat Walsall 3-1 at home.  
  • How many clean sheets did Southampton get in their last 5 home matches? The Saints kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 at home, this after going 17 consecutive home games before that without a clean sheet.
Southampton vs Walsall prediction, free betting tips & odds

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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