Premier League Treble: Saints fans to have their patience tested

Southampton manager - Mark Hughes
There is a distinct possibility that Mark Hughes could take Southampton down this season

It's a 25/1 Premier League Treble for Paul Robinson this weekend, and he's backing Newcastle to record their first win. Here are his selections:

- Back Watford @ 3/4
- Back Newcastle @ 3/1
- Back The Draw in Fulham v Bournemouth @ 11/4

The Acca pays approximately 25/1

Watford to build on Wolves win

Bet 1: Back Watford @ 3/4 - KO 15:00 BST

The Hornets returned to form last Saturday as they went to Molineux and surprised Wolves with a 2-0 win. That success ended a run of just one point from a possible 12 in the league, and Javi Gracia's players will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Huddersfield this afternoon.

The Terriers are second from bottom of the division and are yet to record a single victory this season. They have drawn three and lost the other six of their nine outings, conceding 11 goals across the course of four away games.

Watford started their campaign in great form with four consecutive wins - three of which were at Vicarage Road. If they play anywhere near that level, the home win should be a relative formality.

Jamie Pachecho is tipping goals in this one.

Relief for Rafa but misery for Mark

Bet 2: Back Newcastle @ 3/1 - KO 15:00 BST

Aside from Huddersfield, the only other club not to win a top flight match this year is Newcastle, however I am backing them to achieve it at St Mary's.

Rafael Benitez's side are rock bottom with just two points, and they come into this game on the back of three straight defeats. Scoring goals has been the major issue, and they fired another blank last Saturday at home to Brighton.

They looked lively in their 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford prior to that though, and they also found the net at Manchester City in September. Their other two away fixtures saw them achieve positive results at Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

Southampton are not the team they were two or three years ago and I fear for them this season. Mark Hughes' men stopped the rot with a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth last weekend, but it extended their scoreless run in the league to four, and their sole victory this term came at Selhurst Park on September 1st.

Jack Lang is wondering where the goals will come from.

Points to be shared at the cottage

Bet 3: Back The Draw in Fulham v Bournemouth @ 11/4 - KO 15:00 BST

Fulham have performed well below expectation this season and they find themselves in the relegation zone after nine games.

It's clear to see what the problem has been, as with 25 goals against, they have conceded six more than Cardiff, who have the next worst defensive record.

Slaviša Jokanović was given the dreaded vote of confidence by his board this week, but a fourth consecutive defeat today could prove too much for the Craven Cottage decision makers.

Luckily for the Serb, I fancy them to take a point from their match against Bournemouth, even if I have slight concerns about how their defence will stand up to an attack that have netted 16 goals to date.

Josh King was missing for the Cherries last time out though, and that resulted in them drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton, and there is no guarantee that he will be back this afternoon.

The hosts are capable of goals themselves too, and this is the kind of game that could just as easily finish 0-0 as it could 3-3.

Click here for Steve Rawlings' preview of this fixture.

Premier League Treble 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 9pts
Returned: 26.63pts
P/L: +17.63pts

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