FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 29 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Blackpool fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 08 MarBlackpool2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2007/2008Sat 24 NovSouthampton1-0BlackpoolCHMP
1977/1978Sat 17 DecBlackpool0 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
1977/1978Sat 12 NovSouthampton2 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
1976/1977Sat 14 MayBlackpool1 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
1976/1977Sat 18 DecSouthampton3 - 3BlackpoolCHMP
1975/1976Sat 10 AprSouthampton3 - 1BlackpoolCHMP

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.