It is mid-week Premier League action as the Saints make a trip northwards to Elland Road in a mid-table Premier League clash with Leeds United – here is your preview!
The two teams are separated by just 2 points and a win for Southampton could take them above their opponents for today. A win for the hosts could carry them into the top half of the table, an amazing feat for a newly-promoted side. Leeds come into this game after two consecutive losses whereas Southampton last drew 1-1 with Chelsea.
The Saints have conceded 17 goals in their last 6 games and this will be a major concern as they face a Leeds side who have been a “free-scoring” side throughout the season. However, it will on the other end where Southampton will look to capitalize. Striker Danny Ings must test Illan Meslier early on after the Frenchman will be low on confidence after two shaky displays against Arsenal and Wolves. It will be a major clash-up between two extremely impressive English Center forwards: Bamford and Ings. Taki Minamino will look to continue his good form, and use his pace and movement to get the better of the Leeds backline.
Leeds PL Form: WWLWLL
Southampton PL Form: LLLWLD
Leeds Predicted XI vs Southampton: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski; Struijk; Raphinha, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison; Bamford.
Southampton Predicted XI vs Leeds: McCarthy; Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Minamino; Ings, Redmond.