Southampton vs Grimsby Town Match Analysis & Prediction
01/03/2023 10:15 pm
Southampton play host to Grimsby Town in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night as they bid to find some consistency under new head coach Ruben Selles.
While the Saints sit at the bottom of the Premier League standings, Grimsby are in 16th place in League Two and will be sensing another upset in this competition.
Southampton are currenty four points adrift of safety, yet Selles will view this fixture as a welcome distraction as he bids to build some confidence within his squad.
However, despite the understandable frustration at St Mary’s, Southampton have won five of their 11 most recent matches across all competitions.
In the FA Cup, 2-1 victorires have been recorded against Crystal Palace and Blackpool respectively, and Selles will demand that a wider success is posted on Wednesday night.
Nevertheless, the Saints can ill-afford any complacency against opponents who defeated Championship side Luton Town in a fourth-round replay.
While Luton made changes for that game, few expected Grimsby to prevail by a 3-0 scoreline, and Paul Hurst will be relishing the opportunity to move the Mariners into the quarter-finals of this competition for the first time since 1939.
Although Grimsby have little to play for in League Two, Selles’ side will take note of their recent performances in the fourth tier, the latest earning the a 2-2 draw with leaders Leyton Orient.
Grimsby have picked up five points from their last three games, and they have seven wins from 15 matches away from home in the league this season.
Southampton vs. Grimsby Town Head to head
These two teams have not previously met and this will be their first meeting in the FA Cup fifth round.
01/03/2023SouthamptonN/AGrimsby TownN/AFA Cup
Southampton Team News
While Kyle Walker-Peters and Theo Walcott are in line for recalls, Ibrahima Diallo and Sekou Mara will also expect to start for Southampton.
Goalkeeper Willy Caballero may be given a run in goal and Che Adams will hope to return from a knock, while this game will come too soon for Mislav Orsic who is still recovering from concussion.
Southampton's Last 5 Matches
31/01/2023Newcastle United2Southampton1EFL Cup
11/02/2023Southampton1Wolverhampton Wanderers2Premier League
25/02/2023Leeds United1Southampton0Premier League
Grimsby Town Team News
With George Lloyd having already represented Cheltenham Town in this year’s competition, Hurst will have to make one change to his Grimsby side.
Danilo Orsi, who scored in the previous round, could return down the middle of the attack, but the remainder f the squad may stay the same.
Grimsby Town's Last 5 Matches
11/02/2023Grimsby Town0Colchester United1League Two
14/02/2023Gillingham2Grimsby Town1League Two
18/02/2023Northampton Town1Grimsby Town2League Two
21/02/2023Grimsby Town0Harrogate Town0League Two
25/02/2023Grimsby Town2Leyton Orient2League Two
Southampton vs. Grimsby Town: Odds and Predictions
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