Southampton go into matchday 8 seeking their first win of the Premier League season. The Saints have obtained just four points from 21 available so far this season. All four points came from draws as the team are desperately seeking a victory to move away from the relegation zone.

Southampton vs Leeds Match Preview

Leeds United are just one place higher than Southampton in the Premier League standings. The Whites have taken six points from 21 on offer this season. While Southampton have lost back-to-back games in the league, Leeds United are coming off of a 1-0 home win over Watford. The win ended a five-match losing streak for Leeds United.

Last season, Leeds United took six points from six points on offer versus Southampton. The Whites outscored Southampton 5-0 over the course of the two matches in the league. All five goals for Leeds United came in the second half of the two league matches.

The teams’ game at St. Mary’s Stadium finished 2-0 in favour of Leeds United. Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts got the goals for Leeds United on the south coast. Marcelo Bielsa will hope the side can get a win at full-time and move away from the bottom three.

Southampton vs Leeds United Betting Odds

 

 

Southampton are on a two-match losing streak. Those two losses ended a four-match unbeaten run as Southampton won all four of those fixtures. The Saints took just four points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They were outscored 7-4 over the course of those six matches.

 

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Southampton win versus Leeds United are at 11/8. Southampton have taken two points from nine this season at St. Mary’s Stadium. Goals have been in short supply on home soil this season as Southampton have tallied just one goal while allowing two to opponents at home.

Leeds United are at the best betting odds of 2/1 to win the match on Saturday away from home. Bielsa’s team has tallied six goals from their last 18 points on offer in the Premier League. The Whites were outscored 9-6 over the course of those six games.

Away from home this season, Leeds United have taken a mere two points from nine. Their last two away games both ended in draws. Leeds United have struggled to defend on the road with seven goals conceded. Five of those goals, however, came against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 13/5.

Southampton vs Leeds United Team News

Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has two players on the injury list and one player suspended for the game. Midfielder James Ward-Prowse is suspended for the game and will miss out. Ward-Prowse won’t be available until the end of the month. Forward Che Adams is a doubt for the game but could be available by the time the teams kick off. Jack Stephens is ruled out of the match. He is nursing a knee injury.

Ward-Prowse's absence will be felt by Southampton due to the midfielder leading the team in goals with two. But goals have come from the penalty spot, however. Adam Armstrong and Mohamed Elynounoussi have tallied one goal each.

Leeds United manager Bielsa could be without up to seven players for the game on Saturday. Striker Patrick Bamford is a doubt due to an ankle injury. Kalvin Phillips could also miss the game. He is suffering from a calf injury.

Raphinha is a doubt due to a late return from the Brazilian national team. The Brazilian is a big miss due to leading the team in goals with three in seven games. Bielsa is without the services of centre-back Robin Koch, who is nursing a groin injury. Luke Ayling, Adam Forshaw, and Crysencio Summerville are all ruled out of the game as well.

Southampton vs Leeds United H2H

Leeds United won both matches against Southampton when the teams met last season. The Whites claimed two wins to nil and outscored the Saints 5-0. Southampton have taken a mere two points from nine on offer at home this season. Meanwhile, Leeds United have taken two points from nine on the road this term.

The Saints have scored just four times in 2021, while Leeds United have tallied seven goals in seven games. The Whites have conceded the league’s second-most goals to opponents with 14 in seven fixtures.

Southampton vs Leeds United Prediction

Double chance: Leeds United to win or draw @ 6/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Leeds United claimed two wins in 2020-21 against Southampton in the Premier League. Southampton have struggled this season and failed to win any of their seven fixtures. Both teams have drawn a number of games already. Our betting tips prediction is for Leeds United to win or draw the match on Saturday at St. Mary’s Stadium. The Saints have drawn four times this season, while Leeds United have posted three draws.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 6/5 - BET NOW

 

 

The fixture between Southampton and Leeds United played last season at St. Mary’s Stadium ended in a 2-0 win for the Whites. Neither side has scored may goals this season. Just five goals have been tallied by Southampton. Leeds United have tallied seven goals. Our betting tips prediction is for a low number of goals when these teams meet on Saturday.

 

Halftime result: DRAW @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season’s games between Southampton and Leeds United had a halftime result of a draw. Both games were nil-nil at the halftime break. Our betting tips prediction is for the trend to continue when the sides meet on Saturday. Five of the last six games played by Southampton had a halftime result of a draw. Five of Leeds United’s nine games in all competitions have finished with halftime results of a draw. Our betting tips prediction is for Southampton and Leeds United to finish the first half in a draw on Saturday at St. Mary’s Stadium. It should be a close match between the two sides throughout.