FM Preview: Southampton v Exeter City 01 Jan 2011

Last updated : 31 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Exeter City fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Exeter City at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Saints have won an impressive 8 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in December 2009, with Southampton running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 FebExeter City1 - 1SouthamptonLGE1
2009/2010Sat 26 DecSouthampton3-1Exeter CityLGE1
2008/2009Tue 12 AugExeter City1 - 3SouthamptonLGEC
1957/1958Sat 11 JanSouthampton6 - 0Exeter CityD3S
1957/1958Sat 07 SepExeter City2 - 2SouthamptonD3S
1956/1957Sat 22 DecSouthampton2 - 2Exeter CityD3S
1956/1957Sat 25 AugExeter City0 - 4SouthamptonD3S

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Saints, with 4 goals against.

Exeter City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Grecians's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Southampton's total of 31 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One. Exeter City's 29 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton may be coming up against a decent side in Exeter City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Saints. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Exeter City Not won in previous 3 away matches.