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Southampton’s home form may lead to relegation battle
06 November 2017, 16:41
Southampton’s home form may lead to relegation battle
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Southampton have established themselves as a good solid Premier League club and team in the last few seasons. The Saints have lost a number of key players and even managers, yet they have remained in a steady position in the English top-flight.

However, there is now a growing trend of underperforming at St Marys that could well lead to trouble for Mauricio Pellegrino’s side this season.

Dating back to last season, Southampton have won just two of their last 12 home games in the Premier League. For any team that is a worrying record, but it is even worse for a team that struggles for goals. That has been one of the Saints main problems.

They have scored just six goals in that run of 12 games in the English top-flight. The fact that all six of those goals came in three games, means Southampton have failed to score in nine of their last 12 home games in the league. That is a frightening stat for any Saints fan.

Last season Southampton fans considered boss Claude Puel’s football defensive and that is born out in the stats. This summer the Frenchman left and Spaniard Mauricio Pellegrino came in as his replacement.

However, the Argentinian is also known as a relatively cautious boss when it comes to style of play. Questions were asked about his appointment on the south coast, but the clubs hierarchy have chosen their bosses well in recent times.

It seems Pellegrino has not yet found an answer to Southampton’s goalscoring problems on home soil. Ironically, although the Saints have not been prolific on their travels in the Premier League, they have scored in seven of their last eight away games.

A 1-0 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday leaves the Saints in 13th place in the Premier League. At the minute, they are five points clear of the relegation zone.

However, if they do not find a way to score goals and win games at St Mary's they may find themselves in a relegation battle this season.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 100 38 32 4 2 106 27 79
2. Manchester United 81 38 25 6 7 68 28 40
3. Tottenham 77 38 23 8 7 74 36 38
4. Liverpool FC 75 38 21 12 5 84 38 46
5. Chelsea FC 70 38 21 7 10 62 38 24
6. Arsenal 63 38 19 6 13 74 51 23
7. Burnley FC 54 38 14 12 12 36 39 -3
8. Everton FC 49 38 13 10 15 44 58 -14
9. Leicester City 47 38 12 11 15 56 60 -4
10. Newcastle Utd 44 38 12 8 18 39 47 -8
11. Crystal Palace 44 38 11 11 16 45 55 -10
12. Bournemouth 44 38 11 11 16 45 61 -16
13. West Ham 42 38 10 12 16 48 68 -20
14. Watford FC 41 38 11 8 19 44 64 -20
15. Brighton 40 38 9 13 16 34 54 -20
16. Huddersfield 37 38 9 10 19 28 58 -30
17. Southampton 36 38 7 15 16 37 56 -19
18. Swansea City 33 38 8 9 21 28 56 -28
19. Stoke City 33 38 7 12 19 35 68 -33
20. West Bromwich 31 38 6 13 19 31 56 -25

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