FM Preview: Walsall v Southampton 18 Dec 2010

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Walsall v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 4 of the 10 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 27 FebSouthampton5 - 1WalsallLGE1
2009/2010Sat 05 DecWalsall1 - 3SouthamptonLGE1
1962/1963Sat 13 AprSouthampton2 - 0WalsallCHMP
1962/1963Sat 24 NovWalsall1 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
1961/1962Tue 19 SepWalsall0 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1961/1962Wed 06 SepSouthampton1 - 1WalsallCHMP
1957/1958Thu 05 SepWalsall1 - 1SouthamptonD3S

Recent respective form guides

Walsall have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saddlers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Saints's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Walsall are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 17 points from their 19 games thus far. Southampton's 28 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Saints has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Walsall. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Walsall 18 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Southampton 4 games since last away draw.