After wading through the mire of a two-week international interruption you’d have hoped for some cracking Sunday football to perk you up, unfortunately that’s not the case this weekend.
Middlesbrough are out the blocks first hosting Watford at the Riverside Stadium in the earlier game, that tie precedes the clash of Southampton and Burnley at St Mary’s in Sunday’s headline (really?) offering.
Don’t despair though folks, we’ve picked out a cheeky 14/1 punt that could have you ‘draw-ing’ the dosh down from your accounts with glee.
Boro grabbed four points from their opening two fixtures but have since found out that life is a hell a lot tougher at this level since then.
After losing three on the spin, Aitor Karanka’s men arrested an alarming slide with an away point at West Ham before the break. There for a first home win of the season, but it’s for Middlesbrough to be stung by the Hornets.
Watford have been Bambi-like in their staggering start to the campaign, with just 8 points from their seven contests so far.
A 2-0 loss to newly promoted Burnley in their last away outing will have sent Italian boss Walter Mazzarri finding back behind his translator, he’ll be seeking a renewed passion from his charges on Sunday.
Given Boro’s home troubles and Watford patchy form this one is rife for a stalemate and the draw is the first half of our double.
A bitter Burnley side make the long spin to Southampton knowing they were robbed worse than Kim Kardashian by Arsenal last time.
There was a strong case for a handball to be given as Laurent Koscielny bundled in a last second winner and Sean Dyche’s will use that in order to get his outfit to raise their game in a visit to the Saints.
Southampton are understandably favourites thanks to a higher league position (10th) and their more secure status in the Premier League.
Saints supremo Claude Puel will be delighted as well to have Irish striker Shane Long back amongst to the goals following a lengthy drought thanks to a strike against Moldova during the week.
Burnley would be very unlikely winners at , but Southampton have failed to secure three points in their last two matches – scoring only a pair of draws.
With the Clarets surely extra motivated, we believe they’ll grab a share of the spoils at to make our double delightful!