Leicester fans will of course think of that massive 9-0 win back in 2019, almost an impossible record to beat, as it will stay as the record away win in Premier League for ages to come. Anything but a loss will be ok this Friday night as we just hope Leicester can keep up with the leading teams and keep momentum.
The massive blow of losing 1-0 at home to Hull, after being in total domination regarding possession, you start to wonder what is the purpose as the build up cannot put a game to bed without full consentration.
Conor Coady, Alex Smithies and Dennis Praet will not be in contention, being out injured. Patson Daka and Harry Souttar are both available and it will be interesting to see how the setup will look like.
Southampton will most certainly have Leicester born Che Adams in the lineup, as the forward will be of great importance for the Saints. Jannik Vestergaard will return to his former club and looks a certain starter.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Coady, Smithies, Praet
SAI: Stephens, Larios, Stewart
Head to Head:
Premier League; 04.03.2023, St. Mary’s, 0-1 (L)
Premier League; 20.08.2022, King Power Stadium, 1-2 (L)
Premier League; 22.05.2022, King Power Stadium, 4-1 (W)
Hermansen, Pereira, Vestergaard, Faes, Doyle, Ndidi, Winks, D-Hall, Mavididi, Vardy, McAteer
Bazanu, Bednarek, Manning, Holback, Walker-Pieters, Armstrong, Smallbone, Downes, Edozie, Armstrong, Adams
Predicted Result: 1-1 (Draw)
Players In Both Camps, Southampton
Focus On; Southampton
Nickname: The Saints
Manager: Russell Martin
Captain: Jack Stephens
Chairman: Dragan Solak
Kit Supplier: Hummel
Kit Sponsor: Sportsbet
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, that competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Its home ground since 2001 has been St Mary’s Stadium, before which it was based at The Dell. The team play in red and white shirts. They have been nicknamed “The Saints” because of the club’s beginnings as a church football team at St Mary’s Church. Southampton shares a long-standing South Coast derby rivalry with Portsmouth, in part due to geographic proximity and both cities’ respective maritime histories.
Founded in 1885, the club joined the Southern League as Southampton St. Mary’s in 1894, dropping the St. Mary’s from their name three years later. Southampton won the Southern League on six occasions and were beaten FA Cup finalists in 1900 and 1902, before being invited to become founder members of the Football League Third Division in 1920. They won promotion as Third Division South champions in 1921–22, remaining in the Second Division for 31 years until they were relegated in 1953. Crowned Third Division champions under the stewardship of Ted Bates in 1959–60, they were promoted into the First Division at the end of the 1965–66 campaign. They played top-flight football for eight seasons, but won the FA Cup as a Second Division team in 1976 with a 1–0 victory over Manchester United. Manager Lawrie McMenemy then took the club back into the top-flight with promotion in 1977–78.
Southampton were beaten finalists in the League Cup in 1979 and finished as runners-up in the First Division in 1983–84, three points behind Liverpool. The club were founder members of the Premier League in 1992 and reached another FA Cup final in 2003. Relegation ended their 27 year stay in the top-flight in 2005, and they were relegated down to the third tier in 2009. Southampton won the Football League Trophy in 2010 and won successive promotion from League One and the Championship in 2010–11 and 2011–12. After an 11-year stint in the top flight, during which they were EFL Cup runners-up in 2017, they were relegated in 2023, read more
Created in partnership with hummel, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this season, the shirt is a remake of the iconic 1987-89 jersey worn by Matt Le Tissier, Alan Shearer, Franny Benali, and Wallace brothers Danny, Rod and Ray.
This classic shirt has a slight twist as each of the 2023/24 season kits celebrate a different element of our club crest. The kit has been launched under the campaign ‘For the Badge’ as we look to acknowledge and celebrate the history of the crest.
The 2023/24 home shirt focuses on the Hampshire rose, with over a thousand small roses subtly printed into the shirt in a diagonal pattern. On the reverse of the shirt, at the nape of the neck, the Hampshire rose proudly sits symbolising the city of Southampton.
The shirt is matched with black shorts, featuring white chevrons of hummel’s iconic design trademark and white socks complete with red chevrons.
Honours: Southampton are not a heavy collecter of trophies, with the 1976 FA Cup as the only major title won in their history.
1st Division / Premier League
2nd Division / League Championship
3rd Division / League One
Winners: 1921/22, 1959/60
Runners up: 1899/00, 1901/02, 2002/03
Runners up: 1978/79, 2016/17
European Cup Winners Cup: 1977/78
European Inter City Fairs Cup (UEFA Cup): 1969/70, 1971/72, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1984/85, 2003/04, 2015/16, 2016/17,
Did You Know? Members of the St. Mary’s Young Men’s Association laid the foundation for Southampton FC on November 21, 1885 at St. Mary’s Church in England. Initially the club was known as St. Mary’s Young Men’s Association F.C, but in 1887–1888 it changed to St. Mary’s F.C. When the club joined the Southern League in 1894, it was renamed as Southampton St. Mary’s FC.
Most Appearances: (M) Terry Paine (1956-1974), 815
Most Goals: (F) Mike Channon (1966-1977) (1979-1982), 228
Other Famous Players: Matthew Le Tissier, Ivan Golac, Ron Davies, Kevin Keegan, David Watson, Virgil Van Dijk, Gareth Bale, Wayne Bridge, Luke Shaw, Theo Walcott, Claus Lundekvam, Jo Tessem, Alan Ball, Peter Crouch, Ricky Lambert, Sadio Mane, Martin Chivers, Pierre Emil Hojbjerg
Record win: 11-0 v Northampton Town, (Southern League), 28 December 1901
Record defeat: 0-9 v Leicester City (League), 25 October 2019, 0-9 v Man Utd (League) 2 February 2021
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