The match between Southampton vs Leeds United will take place at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on 16th October 2021 the 8th round of the English Premier League. Leeds United is a much stronger team than Southampton. It will be a hard match for both sides. Southampton is very hopeful of winning after playing at home. Football fans are expected to watch this match on television. Below is a description of the game between Southampton vs Leeds United match:
Marcelo Bielsa’s team has experienced a highly positive return to the English top-flight this season. The Whites will kick off this game in tenth-place, but if results go their way in their final two gameweeks the team from Yorkshire could finish as high as eighth-place, which would be one position short of European qualification. They have been difficult to beat in recent months, as just one defeat in their last nine league matches illustrates.
The visitor’s recent performances have been impressive, as they have recorded a 3-1 home win over Tottenham and last time out hammered Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor. Spanish forward Rodrigo looks to have finally found his feet in front of the goal, as he has scored three goals in his last two appearances for the Yorkshire outfit.
Leeds have been inconsistent on their travels this season in the Premier League. However, they do head into this clash on the back of three wins in their last four away outings. Bielsa’s team has also been prolific on their travels in the top-flight of late, as they have scored at least twice in six of their last nine away games in the Premier League.
After a difficult campaign, Southampton head into the penultimate game of the Premier League campaign with very little to play for this season. The highest position that the Saints can finish in is now 11th place, but that is if all results go for them in the next two gameweeks, which looks unlikely.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have won their last two Premier League matches, which were both on home soil against Crystal Palace and Fulham, scoring three goals in each of the victories. Striker Che Adams is on something of a roll a goalscoring roll, as he scored in both of those wins.
The Saints are unbeaten in four home matches in the top-flight, having recorded three victories in the process and scored at least twice in three of the wins. The team from the south coast have struggled defensively on home soil of late in the top-flight, though, failing to kept a league clean sheet at St. Marys in nine attempts.
Leeds injuries and team news:
Rodrigo could make the starting lineup after netting a brace from the bench at Burnley while Robin Koch could return from injury. Adam Forshaw and Helder Costa are ruled out, with veteran Pablo Hernandez also a doubt.
Southampton injuries and team news:
Southampton is still without Oriol Romeu, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, and William Smallbone. Theo Walcott could earn a place in the starting lineup after scoring from the bench on Saturday and Che Adams will continue to partner Danny Ings upfront.
Head To Head:
Leeds Southampton has played so far 21 matches.
Southampton won 8 direct matches. Leeds won 11 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches, both teams scored 2.33 goals per Match.
Southampton in actual season average scored 1.85 goals per match. In 2 (40.00%) matches played at home were total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 1 (20.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home were total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Leeds average scored 1.25 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (90.91%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (63.64%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Southampton is not a very strong team in the Premier League. Even then Southampton will try to pick up the win at home. Southampton is ranked 17th in the points table. Leeds United, on the other hand, is not in such a good position. Leeds are 16th in the points table with 6 points. Southampton will do their best to win this match at home. Lives United, on the other hand, will be desperate to beat Southampton and pick up the win. This match will be drawn 1-1.
Teams: Southampton FC – Leeds United
Tournament: Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton