Layers expecting tough time for promoted Saints
Southampton are back in the Premier League after they beat Coventry 4-0 on the final day of the Championship to seal second spot behind league winners Reading.
The victory sparked scenes of wild celebrations at St Mary's but bet365 are not expecting it to be easy on their return to the Premier League and rate Saints 11-10 to stay in with England's elite. Coral are quoting 5-1 that Nigel Adkins' side can finish in the top half.
Success for Saints meant West Ham had to settle for a play-off spot despite beating Hull 2-1 at Upton Park and they will meet Cardiff in the semi-finals with Blackpool taking on Birmingham. The Hammers are 7-4 favourites to go up with Southampton and Reading.