Southampton prepare to entertain Charlton Athletic at St. Marys at lunchtime on Sunday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 27 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in December 2003, as the Saints squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Mon 13 Sep||Charlton Ath.||0 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 15 May||Charlton Ath.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 07 Dec||Southampton||3-2||Charlton Ath.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Charlton Ath.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Southampton||0 - 0||Charlton Ath.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Apr||Charlton Ath.||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 24 Nov||Southampton||1 - 0||Charlton Ath.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.
Charlton Ath. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Addicks have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 13 points from their 18 games thus far. Charlton Ath.'s 27 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Southampton are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Charlton Ath. running out comfortable winners. Away win
|Southampton||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Charlton Ath.||8 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.