Southampton will be looking for their first win of the season when they host their Leeds team-mates this weekend.
The Saints have taken just four points so far this season, but have won hard-contested draws against Manchester City and Manchester United.
Southampton and Leeds face off in the Premier League this weekend
Before the international break, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men lost their last two outings to Wolves and Chelsea.
Leeds claimed their first victory of the campaign against Watford at Elland Road last time around and need to start to find some consistency.
Both teams struggled to score as freely as they wanted and with a busy winter schedule on the horizon, these clashes are vital to their chances of survival.
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This match will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.
Full coverage of St Mary’s will be live exclusively on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match prep starting at 2:30 p.m.
Dan Windle will be your host and commentary will come from Ian Danter and former Arsenal winger Perry Groves.
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Kalvin Phillips missed World Cup qualifying with calf injury and looks to return Southampton to Leeds: Team news
Ralph Hasenhuttl is deprived of key man James Ward-Prowse who is suspended until the end of the month.
Che Adams could return after a muscle injury that saw him absent in their loss to Chelsea last time around.
The Saints will likely be without defenseman Jack Stephens until early December as he remains out with a knee injury.
Leeds have had some injuries to key players this season, with Patrick Bamford in doubt with an ankle problem.
Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch, and Luke Ayling all stepped out.
Kalvin Phillips missed international duty this month and was sorely missed as England failed to defeat Hungary but he could come back this weekend from a calf injury.
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Hasenhuttl is still under pressure as the Saints have struggled this season Southampton vs Leeds: stats & match facts After winning five of their six league games with Leeds between 2006 and 2012 (L1), Southampton have lost both of their games against the Whites in the Premier League last season. Against no team, Leeds have won more Premier League games than against Southampton (14), with Whites winning at home and away against the Saints last season. 31 of Leeds’ 35 Premier League goals against Southampton have been scored in the second half of games, including each of the last 13 in a row. Of all the teams to have scored more than 20 goals against an opponent in the competition, Leeds v Southampton have the highest ratio scored after half-time (89%). Southampton remain winless in the Premier League this season (D4 L3) – the only campaign in their history in which they haven’t won any of their first eight league games was 1998-99, when they avoided relegation from the Premier League on the last day of the season. Leeds’ last two away league games have finished level (1- 1 against Burnley and Newcastle), as many draws as they had in their previous 52 high-level away matches combined before. They drew more consecutively on the road in the Premier League in their first six such games in 1998-99. Leeds are averaging just one goal per game in the Premier League this season (7 goals, 7 games), averaging 1.6. per game in the competition last season. Indeed, last season they reached seven goals scored after just two Premier League games. Leeds have faced more shots (117) and more shots on target (43) than any other Premier League team this season, as they also have the third- xG against the competition’s highest total (12.4) . Leeds have had the fifth most shots (105) in the Premier League this season, but have the sixth lowest expected total (7.7). Their xG per shot of just 0.07 is the lowest in the competition this quarter. Following his red card against Chelsea the last time around, this will be the first Premier League game that Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has not appeared since December 27, 2018, a 2-1 home loss to West Ham. The midfielder had appeared in 102 consecutive Premier League games for the Saints before that, with Raphinha having more shots (24), created more chances (14), attempted more dribbles (37) and made more runs off the ball (223). than any other Leeds player in the Premier League this season.