FootyMAD's Bristol City match preview

Last updated : 04 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Bristol City fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 24 OctBristol City2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2003/2004Tue 28 OctBristol City0 - 3SouthamptonLGEC
1991/1992Tue 22 OctBristol City1 - 2SouthamptonFLLM
1979/1980Tue 29 AprSouthampton5-2Bristol CityPREM
1979/1980Fri 21 DecBristol City0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1978/1979Tue 20 FebSouthampton2 - 0Bristol CityPREM
1978/1979Sat 16 SepBristol City3 - 1SouthamptonPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.