Southampton vs Leeds: Premier League preview, team news, stats, predictions, kick-off time

Crew information, stats and prediction forward of Southampton vs Leeds within the Premier League on Saturday; kick-off 3pm.

Crew information

Southampton striker Che Adams will miss Saturday’s Premier League residence match in opposition to Leeds after selecting up a muscle damage on worldwide responsibility with Scotland.

Jack Stephens stays sidelined with a knee damage, whereas James Ward-Prowse will miss out by suspension, which ought to see Ibrahima Diallo characteristic in midfield.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has not dominated Raphinha out of Saturday’s Premier League sport regardless of his involvement with Brazil.

James Ward-Prowse is suspended for Southampton

Raphinha is reportedly poised to make his first begin for Brazil within the early hours of Friday morning in opposition to Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier.

Patrick Bamford will miss out after failing to recuperate from an ankle damage whereas midfielder Kalvin Phillips is more likely to return following a calf pressure.

Bielsa additionally revealed Germany defender Robin Koch – sidelined because the opening-day defeat at Manchester United – is at present in America to endure a minor process to resolve a hard pelvic drawback.

Luke Ayling continues to recuperate from a small knee operation, however Jack Harrison, Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Crysencio Summerville are all in rivalry.

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We check out a number of the key stats forward of Matchweek Eight’s fixtures within the Premier League

Observe Southampton vs Leeds in our devoted stay match weblog. Highlights can even be printed on the Sky Sports activities digital platforms and the Sky Sports activities Soccer YouTube channel from 5.15pm from Saturday.

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  • Having gained 5 of their six league conferences with Leeds between 2006 and 2012 (L1), Southampton misplaced each of their video games in opposition to the Whites within the Premier League final season.
  • Towards no staff have Leeds gained extra Premier League video games than they’ve in opposition to Southampton (14), with the Whites profitable residence and away in opposition to Saints final time period.
  • 31 of Leeds’ 35 Premier League targets in opposition to Southampton have been scored within the second half of video games, together with every of the final 13 in a row. Of all groups to have scored 20+ targets in opposition to an opponent within the competitors, Leeds in opposition to Southampton is the best ratio scored after half-time (89%).
  • Southampton stay winless within the Premier League this season (D4 L3) – the one marketing campaign of their historical past during which they didn’t win any of their opening eight league video games was 1998-99, after they averted relegation from the Premier League on the ultimate day of the season.
  • Leeds’ final two away league video games have completed stage (1-1 vs each Burnley and Newcastle), as many attracts as they’d had of their earlier 52 top-flight away video games mixed beforehand. They final drew extra consecutively on the highway within the Premier League of their first six such video games in 1998-99.
  • Leeds are averaging only one goal-per-game within the Premier League this season (7 targets, 7 video games), having averaged 1.6 per sport within the competitors final time period. Certainly, final season they reached seven targets scored after simply two Premier League matches.
  • Leeds have confronted extra pictures (117) and extra pictures on track (43) than every other aspect within the Premier League this season, whereas in addition they have the third-highest xG in opposition to complete within the competitors (12.4).
  • Leeds have had the fifth-most pictures (105) within the Premier League this season, however have the sixth-lowest anticipated targets complete (7.7). Their xG-per-shot of simply 0.07 is the bottom within the competitors this time period.
  • Following his crimson card in opposition to Chelsea final outing, this would be the first Premier League sport Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has not appeared in since twenty seventh December 2018, a 2-1 residence defeat to West Ham. The midfielder had appeared in 102 consecutive Premier League video games for the Saints earlier than this.
  • Raphinha has had extra pictures (24), created extra probabilities (14), tried extra dribbles (37) and made extra off-the-ball runs (223) than every other Leeds participant within the Premier League this season.

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