Southampton play host to Stockport County at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 5 of the previous 7 games.
The last time the two teams met at Southampton was more than a decade ago, in January 1997, with Stockport Co. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Stockport Co.||1 - 1||Southampton||LGE1|
|1996/1997||Wed 29 Jan||Southampton||1-2||Stockport Co.||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Wed 22 Jan||Stockport Co.||2 - 2||Southampton||LGEC|
|1958/1959||Mon 27 Apr||Stockport Co.||4 - 0||Southampton||LGE1|
|1958/1959||Sat 13 Dec||Southampton||2 - 1||Stockport Co.||LGE1|
|1937/1938||Sat 26 Feb||Stockport Co.||0 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|1937/1938||Sat 16 Oct||Southampton||4 - 1||Stockport Co.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Saints, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Southampton, Stockport Co. are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hatters have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 30 points from their 26 games played so far, Stockport Co. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 16 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Southampton fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Saints. Home win
|Southampton||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Stockport Co.||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 12 most recent games.