With two wins from their last five games, Southampton (W2, L3) have improved somewhat after their managerial change, and enter the round three points above the relegation zone. Yet with a day’s rest less than City, they are already at a disadvantage against an opponent they have lost the last four straight H2Hs.
Though hard to beat at home, Southampton top the league in terms of home draws and have a joint-low of home league victories (W1, D5, L3). Still, they’ve now found the net in four straight home matches, with the ‘Saints’ also getting four points from two fixtures against teams in the current top six this winter. [Read more…]