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|Website: https://www.southamptonfc.com/||Major Honours|
|Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southamptonfc/ (3 million likes)||FA Cups – 1|
|Twitter: https://twitter.com/southamptonfc (1.1 million followers)||League Cup – 2 x runners up|
|Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southamptonfc/ (566,000 followers)||Football League Trophy – 1|
|Date Founded: 1885||Best top flight finish – 2nd|
Southampton Betting Tips, Predictions & Winning Odds
After flirting with relegation under Mark Hughes, Southampton pulled their way to safety in the second half of the 2018/19 Premier League season under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Saints drifted up and down the relegation odds last season, but are as long as 9/2 in 888sport’s Premier League betting to go down in 2019/20. 888sport is the place to be for all the latest Southampton betting news and information!
Southampton - 2019/20 Squad
Going into the 2019/20 season, Southampton’s squad is in good shape. Ryan Bertrand, the England international left-back, is a standout name on the team sheet.
Hasenhuttl has an array of midfielders to pick from, including former Juventus man Mario Lemina, set piece master James Ward-Prowse and Danish box-to-box Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Nathan Redmond provides pace and creativity in the final third.
Southampton recently added young striker Che Adams from Birmingham City. Adams shone in the Championship last season and is a player to watch in 2019/20.
Who Were Southampton's Top Scorers Last Season?
1. Nathan Redmond – 9 goals
2. Danny Ings – 8 goals
3. James Ward-Prowse – 7 goals
4. Shane Long – 5 goals
5. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 4 goals
Who Are Southampton's Top Scorers Of All-Time?
1. Mick Channon – 228 goals
2. Matt Le Tissier – 209 goals
3. Bill Rawlings – 198 goals
4. Terry Paine – 187 goals
5. George O’Brien – 180 goals
Who Owns Southampton Football Club?
Southampton are owned by Lander Sports Investment, who bought an 80% stake in the club in 2017.
What Are Southampton's Biggest Rivalries?
Southampton’s biggest rivalry is with neighbours Portsmouth. Referred to as the South Coast Derby, Saints and Portsmouth are fierce rivals and the atmosphere at the matches is often extremely intense.
Harry Redknapp’s departure from Southampton to Portsmouth in 2005 amplified the rivalry, causing a war of words between the chairmen of the two clubs.
The bitterness has faded slightly since then, however, with the teams having not faced since they were both in the Championship in 2011/12.
What Are Southampton's Highest Salaries? How Much Is The Club Worth?
According to Spotrac, Southampton’s total player wage bill in the 2018/19 campaign was just over £70 million. Danny Ings, who was on loan from Liverpool, was the club’s highest paid player, receiving £75,000 per week.
Since 2016, Southampton’s kits have been manufactured by Under Armour. The seven-year deal brought an end to Southampton’s three-year stint with Adidas.
Southampton's Most Memorable Moments & Greatest Achievements
Southampton have had some unforgettable moments down the years. Perhaps the most memorable of all, though, was back in 1983/84, when Saints narrowly missed out on the First Division title, finishing just three points behind Liverpool.
An FA Cup semi-final defeat in the same season was painful for the south coast club, too, in what turned out to be a campaign of near misses.
A few years prior, in 1976 to be exact, Southampton had lifted their only major trophy as they beat Manchester United in the final thanks to a late goal from Bobby Stokes.
In more recent years, Saints suffered FA Cup final heartbreak with a final defeat to Arsenal in 2002/03. Relegation followed two seasons later before some dark years in the late noughties.
Successive promotions took them from League One to the Premier League in two seasons, however, and they were unfortunate to lose the 2016/17 League Cup final to Manchester United.
An established Premier League once again, Southampton are heading into their eighth straight top-flight campaign.
Southampton: Fan Profile
Southampton have a loyal following on the south coast. Their anthem ‘When the Saints go marching in’ is regularly heard at St Mary’s on matchdays.
Like all Premier League clubs, Saints have their fair share of famous fans. Craig David is a big supporter of the club, as is TV presenter Ed Chamberlain.
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Southampton have played their home matches at St Mary’s since August 2001. The ground has a capacity of just under 33,000, and had its record attendance for a match against Coventry City in April 2012.
The stadium hosted a Euros qualifying match between England and Macedonia back in 2002 when Artim Sakiri famously scored past David Seaman directly from a corner.
Famous Southampton Legends
Over the years, Southampton have had plenty of club legends. All-time top scorer Mick Channon was a star for the club through the 1960s and 1970s despite leaving for a couple of years in the late 1970s to play in South Africa and for Manchester City.
Matt Le Tissier is the name that most football fans will think of with Southampton, however.
Le Tissier, now a pundit on Sky Sports, was an icon at The Dell and was one of the most naturally gifted English footballers over the last few decades. He was nicknamed ‘Le God’ and was loyal to Southampton throughout his career.
In the late 1990s and 2000s, Claus Lundekvam and Matt Oakley were stalwarts. Marian Parhars became a fan favourite prior to relegation in 2004/05.
As the club climbed the football pyramid in the early 2010s, Rickie Lambert, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jose Fonte and Adam Lallana played their way into Southampton’s history books despite all four moving onto pastures new soon after promotion to the Premier League.