Leeds United match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southampton v Leeds United fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Leeds United at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 18 of the 39 previous games, with the Saints winning just 14.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in April 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:
2003/2004Tue 26 AugLeeds Utd.0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprSouthampton3-2Leeds Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecLeeds Utd.1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 29 DecSouthampton0 - 1Leeds Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 18 AugLeeds Utd.2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sat 07 AprLeeds Utd.2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2000/2001Sat 09 DecSouthampton1 - 0Leeds Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Leeds Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Whites have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton's 27 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Leeds Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 17 points from their 21 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Leeds Utd.60243102

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Saints's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Leeds Utd.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
SouthamptonFailed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Leeds Utd.Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.