A huge Premier League six-pointer will take place at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, as two of the sides most at risk of being relegated this term clash on the South Coast. Nathan Jones faces a potentially win-at-all-costs game, as his position at the Saints has come under increasing pressure over the past week.
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This is a huge fixture in the Premier League for Southampton, as they are in serious danger of being cut adrift at the bottom of the standings. The Saints currently sit bottom, and are already three points from safety after watching most of the sides around them pick up points last weekend. As for Southampton, they have won just once in the league since Nathan Jones arrived at the club.
Over their previous six games, the Saints have lost on five occasions. In their previous game, they were humbled by Brentford on the road, losing 3-0 against the high-flying Bees. That defeat prompted an angry outburst from Jones, who claimed that he was among the best coaches in Europe during his time with Luton Town.
There will be an air of confidence around Wolverhampton Wanderers as they travel to the South Coast this weekend, as the Midlands side has lifted themselves up to 15th in the standings after a decent run of results. Wolves has picked up three wins from their previous six games, and they have lost just twice over that period.
However, their best performance of the season came last weekend, as they stormed to a 3-0 success at home against Liverpool. The Reds had now answer for the Wolves offensive play, and the Midlands side could have easily been four or five goals up at half time.
Southampton vs Wolves Head to Head
The Wolves record against Southampton is staggering since their return to the Premier League. In nine previous league meetings, Wolves has picked up six wins, which includes four wins on the bounce. They claimed a 1-0 win in the clash between the sides earlier in the season, and were also 1-0 winners on their previous trip to St Mary’s.
Southampton vs Wolves Prediction
The Jones era at Southampton could come to an end this weekend, and we find it very challenging to find evidence to suggest that they can pick up maximum points against a free-flowing Wolves. The preference is for the away side to pick up a win and steer clear of the drop zone.
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