FM Preview: Southampton v Coventry City 28 Apr 2012

Last updated : 27 April 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Coventry City fixture

Southampton are ready to welcome Coventry City to St. Mary's at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 9 of the 58 games.

The previous match played between the two at St. Mary's was more than three years back, in October 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 07 Jan Coventry City 1 - 2 Southampton F.A. Cup
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Coventry City 2 - 4 Southampton Championship
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Southampton 1-1 Coventry City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Coventry City 4 - 1 Southampton Championship
2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Southampton 0 - 0 Coventry City Championship
2007/2008 Sat 15 Dec Coventry City 1 - 1 Southampton Championship
2006/2007 Tue 20 Feb Coventry City 2 - 1 Southampton Championship

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 6 conceded.

Coventry City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 85 points from the 45 games they have played so far.

Coventry City are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 40 points from their 45 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 2 1 3 9 11 7
Coventry City 6 1 2 3 6 9 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Coventry City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Saints in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Coventry City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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