Southampton prepare to entertain Blackpool at St. Marys at lunchtime on Saturday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 16 wins out of 24 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in November 2007, the Saints carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Mar||Blackpool||2 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 24 Nov||Southampton||1-0||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1977/1978||Sat 17 Dec||Blackpool||0 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|1977/1978||Sat 12 Nov||Southampton||2 - 0||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1976/1977||Sat 14 May||Blackpool||1 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|1976/1977||Sat 18 Dec||Southampton||3 - 3||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1975/1976||Sat 10 Apr||Southampton||3 - 1||Blackpool||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 5 conceded.
The away form of Blackpool is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Seasiders have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Southampton find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches. Blackpool are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 1 points from 3 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Though Southampton are not exactly setting the world alight at St. Marys in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win
|Southampton||6 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Blackpool||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
No win in the 6 most recent games.