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Southampton will do battle with away team Leeds United at St. Mary's Stadium in this Premier League tie on Saturday.
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Southampton will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 3-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Chelsea.
In that match, Southampton had 38% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Southampton was James Ward-Prowse (61'). Chelsea had 20 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Trevoh Chalobah (9'), Timo Werner (84') and Ben Chilwell (89') scored for Chelsea.
Ralph Hasenhüttl's Southampton have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 5 times in their prior 6 outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 8.
Their previous form shows that Southampton:
- have left without a victory over Leeds United in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Leeds United will go into the match following on from a 1-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Watford in their last fixture.
In that match, Leeds United managed 67% possession and 20 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Leeds United was Diego Llorente (18'). On the other side, Watford got 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The strike force from Leeds United have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous six encounters, recording the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, The Whites have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7.
Leading up to this clash, Leeds United:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 13/03/2010, both clubs have shared the honours with Southampton winning 3 of those games, Leeds United 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from The Saints and 9 being from The Whites. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Premier League match day 37 on 18/05/2021 when it finished Southampton 0-2 Leeds United.
In that game, Southampton had 51% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, Leeds United got 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Patrick Bamford (73') and Tyler Roberts (95') scored.
The referee was Peter Bankes.
Team News: Southampton
Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Will Smallbone (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Southampton gaffer Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Team News: Leeds United
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
Our thinking is that Leeds United have it in them to breach the defence of this Southampton team, although that possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Southampton by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. There looks to be little in this one.
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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 17, EFL Cup (Fourth Round)
⭐ Key Player: James Ward-Prowse
Regularly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, James Ward-Prowse was born in Portsmouth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southampton in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.