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Southampton and Sunderland will lock horns this weekend in the St. Marys Stadium, as they meet for their third match in the Barclays Premier League. The match will be played on Saturday afternoon.
Both the sides have had a rocky start to the season. They are struggling to build some traction, considering that both of them are yet to secure a win. The hosts were first held to a 1-1 draw by Watford, which was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. On the other hand, Sunderland have lost both of their matches to Manchester City and Middlesbrough by 2-1.
Southampton's star signing Nathan Redmond is their most impressive player so far, but the rest of them are still not up to the mark. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the 21 year old former Bayern Munich man is yet to make a significant impact on the team.
As for Sunderland, they once again find themselves in the relegation zone and a never-ending battle to get out of it. Even though they are good at defending their lead and creating chances in the games, their poor possession skills and individual errors drags this team.
For this game, Southampton will be the favorite ones, owing to their slightly superior squad. This will be a challenging game for them, but they should emerge victorious in the end.
St Marys Stadium in Hampshire will host the Premier League Fixture between Southampton and Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, as the two sides will face off in the game week 29.
The hosts are sitting at the seventh place with 40 points, and are just a few points away from reaching the fifth place, to secure a Europa League spot next season. However, Chelsea are lurking dangerously close to them, trailing by just a point, which means a win is absolutely crucial for Southampton.
Their spirits will not be on the bright side, seeing that they were handed a bitter defeat by the 15th placed AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday by 2-0. However, they have had a couple of decent matches too, where they defeated West Ham and Swansea City, and drew against Arsenal.
As for Sunderland, they are on the 17th place right now, and are avoiding the relegation zone only because of a slightly better goal difference. A defeat here will put them in a jinx, seeing that they share the same points with two other bottom sides.
Given that their play has been on the rocky side over the last few encounters, Southampton have got to tread carefully here. Being the favorite ones and playing on their home turf, they should win this one.
Southampton have had a wonderful start to the season and they will be looking to keep the momentum going at home when they welcome Sunderland on Saturday, October 18 with kick-off scheduled at 15:00 hours BST.
Southampton is currently in third spot in the table and the way they are playing they surely look like they are going to pick up a European spot this season. Their forward Pelle has adapted well to the Premier League and has netted a few time already. Want away creative midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has also found good form and is holding the link up play very well. The team certainly looks as if they have gotten over their mass exodus where most of the bigger players ended up leaving the club in the summer.
Sunderland has managed to get just the one win under their belt but have been looking good so far. They lack the finishing skills as they have drawn five games so far. Their manager will be hoping for Steven Fletcher to once again lead the team from the front after he was involved in all three goals that his team scored last game week.
With the wind in the sails for the Southampton side, it seems tough that they will drop points at home. This game should be quite an easy victory for the home side.
Sunderland will make the long trip down to the South Coast when they take on Southampton this weekend in the Premier League. Join thousands of fellow fans at Free-football.tv and watch Southampton vs Sunderland live on your computer.
Sunderland dominated their game against Fulham last weekend but one poor bit of marking from a corner by Valentin Roberge, who failed to jump when Damien Duff’s corner was swung in, allowed the Cottagers to take all three points from the fixture.
The trip from the North-East to the South Coast is a long one and Sunderland are facing a side that won its opening Premier League fixture. The battle between Saints left back Luke Shaw and Sunderland’s Adam Johnson will be one of many intriguing ones on the field. However Southampton are expected to press forward more often than Fulham, which could allow the likes of Johnson and Giaccherini to have more space to operate with.
Shaw was the player who earned Southampton their match winning penalty against West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the season, converted by in form striker Rickie Lambert.
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