Southampton face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 20 games played, Saints have recorded 4 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, with Preston N.E. annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Dec||Southampton||0 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Tue 02 Oct||Preston N.E.||5 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Mon 05 Mar||Preston N.E.||3 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 26 Aug||Southampton||1 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 15 Feb||Southampton||0 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Oct||Preston N.E.||1 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|1978/1979||Mon 12 Feb||Preston N.E.||0 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.
The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Saints have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Preston N.E.'s 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 13 points from their 14 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the North End, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Preston N.E.||10 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Southampton||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.