Live Match Preview – So’ton vs Leeds 10/16/2021

Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Southampton v Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday; kick off at 3 p.m.

Team news

Southampton Forward Che Adams will miss Saturday’s Premier League home game against Leeds after sustaining a muscle injury in an international game with Scotland.

Jack Stephens remains on the sidelines with a knee injury, while James Ward-Prowse will miss with a suspension, which should see Ibrahima Diallo appear in midfield.

Leeds Boss Marcelo Bielsa did not exclude Raphinha from Saturday’s Premier League game despite his involvement with Brazil.

James Ward-Prowse receives red card from referee Martin Atkinson
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James Ward-Prowse suspended for Southampton

Raphinha is reportedly set to make his first start for Brazil in the early hours of Friday morning against Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier.

Patrick Bamford will be out after failing to recover from an ankle injury while midfielder Kalvin Phillips is likely to return following calf strain.

Bielsa also revealed that German defender Robin Koch – absent since the Day 1 loss to Manchester United – is currently in America to undergo a minor procedure to resolve an embarrassing pelvic problem.

Luke Ayling continues to recover from minor knee surgery, but Jack Harrison, Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Crysencio Summerville are all in the running.

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We take a look at some of the key stats ahead of Matchweek Eight matches in the Premier League

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Opta Statistics

  • After winning five of their six league games with Leeds between 2006 and 2012 (L1), Southampton lost both of their Premier League games to Whites last season.
  • Against no team, Leeds have won more Premier League games than against Southampton (14), with Whites winning at home and away against the Saints last season.
  • 31 of Leeds’ 35 Premier League goals against Southampton have been scored in the second half, each of the last 13 in a row. Of all the teams that have scored more than 20 goals against an opponent in the competition, Leeds v Southampton have the highest ratio scored after half-time (89%).
  • Southampton remain winless in the Premier League this season (D4 L3) – the only campaign in their history in which they haven’t won any of their first eight league games was 1998-99, when they avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day. of the season.
  • Leeds’ last two away league games have ended at level (1-1 against Burnley and Newcastle), as many draws as they had in their previous 52 high-level away matches combined previously. They drew more consecutively on the road in the Premier League in their first six such games in 1998-99.
  • Leeds are averaging just one Premier League goal per game this season (7 goals, 7 games), after averaging 1.6 per game in the competition last season. Indeed, last season they reached seven goals scored after just two Premier League games.
  • Leeds have faced more shots (117) and more shots on target (43) than any other Premier League team this season, as they also have the third-highest xG against the competition’s total (12.4) .
  • Leeds have had the fifth most shots (105) in the Premier League this season, but have the sixth lowest expected total (7.7). Their xG per move of just 0.07 is the lowest in the competition this quarter.
  • Following his red card against Chelsea the last time around, this will be the first Premier League game that Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has not been in since December 27, 2018, a 2-1 home loss to West Ham. The midfielder had appeared in 102 consecutive Premier League games for the Saints previously.
  • Raphinha has managed more shots (24), created more chances (14), attempted more dribbles (37) and made more runs off the ball (223) than any other Leeds player in the Premier League this season.

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