Southampton take on Leeds United this weekend and the Saints will be hoping to get back to winning ways after that thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
While Leeds United beat Wolves 2-1, Saints suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of Conte’s men. In gameweek two, Hasenhuttl will want a proper reaction from his players, more so because this one will be a much more even contest.
After the loss to Spurs, Southampton have now lost their last five matches in the Premier League plus they have also conceded at least two goals in their last seven league matches.
In their last four outings, the Saints have managed to beat Leeds United only once(W-1, D-2, L-1).
Southampton vs Leeds United: Early team news
The Saints went into the Tottenham game with three absentees and these players could miss gameweek two as well.
Livramento and Theo Walcott are both ruled out. Walcott is expected to come back to training later this month while Livramento will only return in December.
Nathan Tella returned to training last week but was not fit for the Spurs game so hopefully, he is available for the Southampton vs Leeds United game.
James Ward-Prowse has now been directly involved in 8 goals against Tottenham in the Premier League.
Scored or assisted 100% of Southampton’s goals against Spurs since the start of last season. 💫💫💫 pic.twitter.com/mymGjKNmYM
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 6, 2022
Jesse Marsch’s side won against Wolves but he missed a plethora of players in that game. However, some of them should be coming back this weekend.
Mateusz Bogusz, Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling are all long-term absentees but players like Liam Cooper and Luis Sinisterra could be back in action.
Junior Firpo is out with a knee injury but he will only come back to training at the end of this month.
Timing: 13th August at 15:00 GMT.
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium.
Referee: Tony Harrington.
How to watch:
UK: Won’t be telecasted.
India: Hotstar VIP, JioTV
Southampton 1-1 Leeds United
Southampton to win: 2.25
Leeds United to win: 3.2
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Stats courtesy the official EPL website