Southampton play host to Bristol City at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 11 wins out of 15 previous matches.
The last time the two teams met at Southampton was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1980, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a First Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 24 Oct||Bristol City||2 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 28 Oct||Bristol City||0 - 3||Southampton||LGEC|
|1991/1992||Tue 22 Oct||Bristol City||1 - 2||Southampton||FLLM|
|1979/1980||Tue 29 Apr||Southampton||5-2||Bristol City||PREM|
|1979/1980||Fri 21 Dec||Bristol City||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|1978/1979||Tue 20 Feb||Southampton||2 - 0||Bristol City||PREM|
|1978/1979||Sat 16 Sep||Bristol City||3 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Saints have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.
Bristol City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 46 points from their 41 games thus far. Bristol City are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 41 games giving them a return of 70 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Saints at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Robins come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Southampton||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Bristol City||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.