FM Preview: Southampton v Peterborough United 20 Nov 2010

Last updated : 19 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Peterborough United fixture

Southampton play host to Peterborough United at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Saints won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Southampton and Peterborough at was more than a decade ago, in September 1996, with Southampton running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Mon 13 AugPeterborough2 - 1SouthamptonLGEC
1996/1997Wed 25 SepPeterborough1 - 4SouthamptonLGEC
1996/1997Wed 18 SepSouthampton2-0PeterboroughLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Saints have smashed 12 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

Peterborough have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Posh's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Southampton's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Peterborough lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 25 from their 16 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Peterborough No sequences of note