Southampton and Cardiff City play at St. Mary's Stadium in a 26th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In the last clash between these teams in this competition, on 08-12-2018, Cardiff City won at home by (1-0). In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Cardiff City has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
After 5 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Burnley away (1-1), having drawn 1-1 at home in a game against Crystal Palace for (1-1). This is a little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 24 conceded, against 3 wins , 7 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 26 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Southampton have won 2, 5 draws and 3 losses, having won 11 points out of 30. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-0, which occurred in 5 of their 12 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 25 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Southampton went up in the latest rounds, coming in a good sequence of 5 unbeaten games of which they won 2 and drew 3 and are looking for another positive result as they have only 2 points advantage for the relegation zone. The team still needs to improve in both the offensive and defensive sectors, having scored 27 goals in 25 rounds, being the seventh worst attack of the competition, and suffered 42 attempts, with the sixth defense more leaked, although it is worth noting that it did not suffer more than 1 goal in any of the last 5 rounds. Playing at home, such as this Saturday's match, Southampton has been rather patchy and often open games, so much so that the last 7 matches in the managerial situation have had goals from both sides, as the team acts more offensively in front of their fans , but ends up leaving many spaces behind. For the game against Cardiff City, coach Hasenhuttl will not be able to count on striker Danny Ings, who was injured in the final round.
Confirmed lineup: A. McCarthy, J. Stephens, Y. Valery, J. Bednarek, R. Bertrand, J. Vestergaard, N. Redmond, P. Højbjerg, Oriol Romeu, J. Ward-Prowse, S. Long.
Technician: R. Hasenhüttl.
Analysis of Cardiff City
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 15 losses, the visiting team is in 18th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, he won at Bournemouth at home (2-0), after having lost in the last match in a match against Arsenal (2-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 26 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 28 conceded. In the league, Cardiff City had 4 points out of 30, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses in their last 10 away games. In the matches played out there are some frequent results at the end of the first 45 ': 0-0 (6 in 13 matches) and 1-0 (5 in 13 matches). In their games away to this competition there is a tendency to have few goals, since 5 of the last 12 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 4 of their last 25 games for the Barclays Premier League, of those 4 reached the break in lead in 1 and won in the late 90 'in 3. In 25 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 17 times and only got 3 turns on the scoreboard. In the last 12 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 6 of his 7 goals between the minutes (76'-90 ').
Cardiff City have a disastrous campaign in the Premier League, but have closed a series of 4 games without a win with a surprising thrashing in the last round and is looking for another positive result to try to leave the relegation zone. The team has serious problems in both the offensive and defensive sectors, having scored 22 goals, being the third worst attack of the competition, and has suffered 46 attempts, having the second most leaked defense, being a team that even tries to attack the opponents, but ends up bumping into the lack and quality of its athletes and still leaves many spaces behind. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday's match, Cardiff City have the second worst campaign of the league, it is the second team that won the least, the second that lost the most and it is worth mentioning that it has the worst attack with only 7 goals scored in 12 in six of them. For the game against Southampton, coach Warnock has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with maximum strength.
Confirmed lineup: N. Etheridge, B. Écuélé Manga, L. Peltier, S. Bamba, J. Bennett, C. Paterson, J. Ralls, B. Reid, A. Gunnarsson, H. Arter, O. Niasse.
Technician: N. Warnock.