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Southampton will be visiting The John Smith's Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with hosts Huddersfield.
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Huddersfield will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Hull City.
In that match, Huddersfield Town managed 24% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Hull City had 20 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Liam Delap (92') was the scorer for Hull City.
Huddersfield Town have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 versus opposition teams during the course of their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Huddersfield Town have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 10. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might continue on in this upcoming match or not.
Pre-game facts show that Huddersfield Town:
- have not emerged victorious against Southampton in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Southampton will go into the clash following on from a 2-1 Championship win with the defeat of West Bromwich Albion in their most recent outing.
In that game, Southampton managed 53% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Southampton, the goals were scored by Will Smallbone (5') and Adam Armstrong (79'). West Bromwich Albion had 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Kyle Bartley (65') scored for West Bromwich Albion.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Southampton have amassed a tally of 11 goals. Southampton have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 6 goals go against them.
Their previous form shows that Southampton:
- are undefeated by Huddersfield Town when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/12/2010 tells us that Huddersfield have won 0 of them and Southampton 3, with the number of draws being 3.
15 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 for The Terriers and 11 belonging to The Saints. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
Team News: Huddersfield
The Huddersfield boss Darren Moore doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
It looks as if The Terriers will possibly kick off with a 5-4-1 formation this time and select Lee Nicholls, Ben Jackson, Matty Pearson, Michal Helik, Tom Lees, Yuta Nakayama, Ben Wiles, R. Edmonds-Green, Jonathan Hogg, Sorba Thomas and Josh Koroma.
Team News: Southampton
Southampton boss Russell Martin has to choose a team with limited availability. Ross Stewart (Achilles tendon surgery) and Juan Larios (unknown injury) are not ready for selection.
We reckon that The Saints seem likely to make use of a 4-4-2 formation with a starting lineup of Gavin Bazunu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, T. Harwood-Bellis, James Bree, Stuart Armstrong, Shea Charles, Flynn Downes, Carlos Alcaraz, Adam Armstrong and Kamal-Deen Sulemana.
Our assessment here is that Huddersfield Town might well have a job on their hands to see themselves scoring against this Southampton side who we reckon should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Southampton at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The John Smith's Stadium (24,121)
Captain: Jonathan Hogg
Chairman: Kevin M. Nagle
Manager: Darren Moore
Competitions: Championship position 21
⭐ Star Man: Jack Rudoni
Generally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Jack Rudoni was born in England. Having made a first senior appearance for Huddersfield Town in the 2022 - 2023 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in this Championship 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.