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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Tue 26 Aug||Leeds Utd.||0 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Southampton||3-2||Leeds Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Dec||Leeds Utd.||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Dec||Southampton||0 - 1||Leeds Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 18 Aug||Leeds Utd.||2 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 07 Apr||Leeds Utd.||2 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 09 Dec||Southampton||1 - 0||Leeds 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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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
|Southampton||Failed 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.