Southampton and Huddersfield Town meet at St. Mary’s Stadium, in a match for the 38th round of the Premier League. Southampton won out (1-3) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 12-22-2018. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 38 points won, after 9 wins, 11 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against AFC Bournemouth, by (3-3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against West Ham United, by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Southampton has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 18 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 14 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Southampton enter this match after a 3-0 triumph in the move to the West Ham arena. In spite of this negative phase, with four consecutive games without winning, the home club already guaranteed the maintenance in the English first division. Contrary to the rival of this performance, the local team must act in a 4-4-2, with the objective of taking advantage of the progression in the field through short passes. In any case, we believe that Southampton will adopt a more offensive stance, bearing in mind that it is the holder of a superior quality squad. Striker Danny Ings is one of the best markers of the home team, with 7 goals scored. Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl can not count on Obafemi and Vestergaard, both injured, and still has Yoshida and McCarthy in doubt.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 15 points won, after 3 wins, 6 draws and 28 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool, by (5-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Manchester United, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 1 draw and 13 losses in away matches; against 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses at their stadium. For the league, Huddersfield Town won 1 point out of 30 possible points, after 1 draw and 9 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have a sequence of 7 losses in the last away matches and they have not won any of the last 12 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 8 of its last 37 matches for the Premier League, of these 8 it reached the break in advantage in 3 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 37 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 27 times and never got the comeback.
The Huddersfield enters this performance after a home draw, a ball in the reception at Manchester United: Mbenza was the author of the only goal of the team. It is important to note that the visiting club spent 19 consecutive days in the last position of the table, already knowing its destiny for the next season. The Huddersfield usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging the fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the three men responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive rival are Pritchard, Grant and Mbenza, being the second the best marker, with 4 goals scored. The coach Jan Siewert should not be able to count on Zanka, Ben Hamer and Depoitre, for being injured.