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Southampton will be taking on away side Burnley at St. Mary's Stadium in this Premier League meeting on Sunday.
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Southampton, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-3 FA Cup triumph over Bournemouth.
In that match, Southampton managed 56% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Southampton, goals were scored by Moussa Djénépo (37') and Nathan Redmond (45', 59'). At the other end, Bournemouth got 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
In their preceding 6 games, Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton have scored a combined total of 8 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Burnley go into this encounter following on from a 1-2 Premier League win with the eclipse of Everton in their previous match.
In that game, Burnley had 35% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Burnley, the goals were scored by Chris Wood (13') and Dwight McNeil (24'). For their opponents, Everton got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (32') was the scorer for Everton.
The stats tell the story, and Burnley have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. In defence, The Clarets have not been doing too well. Having said that, it remains to be seen if that pattern might be sustained in this match.
Coming into this contest, Burnley are undefeated by Southampton when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 24/02/2018 shows that Southampton have won 1 of them & Burnley 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A total of 11 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Saints and 7 belonging to The Clarets. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Premier League match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when the final score was Burnley 0-1 Southampton.
On that occasion, Burnley managed 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Southampton got 5 shots at goal with 1 on target. Danny Ings (5') scored.
The referee was Andre Marriner.
Team News: Southampton
Will Smallbone (Knee Injury), Ibrahima Diallo (Knock), Theo Walcott (Hamstring Injury), Michael Obafemi (Knock) and Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for S'hampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Team News: Burnley
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Burnley manager Sean Dyche doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We feel that over the course of the game, Burnley will have a tough ask to find the net against this Southampton lineup who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a 1-0 victory for Southampton at the end of this game.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Gao Jisheng
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 14, FA Cup (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: James Ward-Prowse
Generally deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, James Ward-Prowse was born in Portsmouth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southampton in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 29 appearances.