There is no stopping Southampton at the moment, with the Saints having scored 19 goals in their 7 Championship games to date and the six wins generated means that Nigel Adkins’ team are setting a very fast pace at the top of the Championship.
Wins over Torquay, Swindon and Preston also mean they are in the last sixteen of the Carling Cup and confidence couldn’t be higher as the league leaders head for Lancashire looking for another maximum haul.
At the start of the season, Burnley would have been favourites to beat their newly-promoted opponents, although the bookies aren’t prepared to lose any more cash on Saints right now and they are a best price 13/10 (Blue Square – £80 free bets) to win at Turf Moor and continue leading a merry dance.
The Clarets are not having such a happy time of things this season, winning just one of their opening six matches and that was away to high-flying Derby. Eddie Howe’s team have failed to win any of their three home games, with Ladbrokes (£50 free betting) offering a lumpy 21/10 that they finally break their duck on home soil, thus propelling them up the Championship table.
Despite scoring six against Burton and three against Barnet in the Carling Cup, goals in the league have been harder to find for Burnley and the talented Jay Rodriguez is yet to score in the Championship this term. He is a 13/2 chance to break the deadlock, with Charlie Austin on offer at 13/2 also.
Southampton boast the prolific Rickie Lambert in the team and the scouser is 11/2 to break the deadlock, with the nippy Adam Lallana available at 8/1.