Draw specialists Southampton will be looking for their first Premier League win when they lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanders at St Mary’s on Sunday with kickoff at 16:00.
Despite the fact that Southampton are yet to claim their first three points this season, they have actually made a pretty solid start to the new campaign as they have only tested defeat once and have recorded four draws against tough opponents including Manchester United, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Manchester City.
The Saints displayed certain positives last weekend in their 0-0 draw at Etihad while they were impressive in the last two home matches against Man United and West Ham United. Ralph Hasenhutti’s side also progressed in the EFL Cup on Tuesday through a penalty shootout win over Sheffield United and thus Hasenhutti will be confident in his side as they look to bag the first win ahead of a difficult trip to Stamford Bridge next weekend.
The Saints head into the match in a good form having lost none of their last seven matches across all competition and they might fancy their chance here, however this will be a really challenging test for them having only won one of their last five meetings against Wolves in all competitions.
Meanwhile Wolverhampton Wanders have been struggling under the new management of Bruno Lage at the start of the new campaign, having only won one of their opening five matches while they have lost all the other four. They currently occupy the 16th place with three points in the Premier League standings.
Wolves only win came at away against a new-promoted Watford shortly after the international break but they slipped again as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat to another new-promoted side Brentford last weekend.
The defeat adds to their latest defeat on Wednesday in a penalty shoutout against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup tie following a 2-2 draw at Molineux. That means that Bruno Lage’s side will enter Sunday’s clash of the back of bac-to-back defeats and hence will be desperate to return to winning ways.
Southampton vs Wolves head to head
Both sides have met in 19 meetings since 2003 with Southampton having a slight upper hand with seven victories while Wolves have claimed six wins and there have been six draws.
- Southampton 1-2 Wolves 14/02/21
- Wolves 0-2 Southampton 11/02/21
- Wolves 1-1 Southampton 23/11/20
- Southampton 2-3 Wolves 18/01/20
- Wolves 1-1 Southampton 19/10/19
- Sheffield 2-4 Southampton (AP)
- Man City 0-0 Southampton
- Southampton 0-0 West Ham
- Newcastle 2-2 Southampton
- Newport 0-8 Southampton
- Wolves 2-3 Tottenham (AP)
- Wolves 0-2 Brentford
- Watford 0-2 Wolves
- Wolves 0-1 Man United
- Nottingham 0-4 Wolves
Southampton team news
The hosts will be without several key players due to injuries including William Smallbone, Stuart Armstrong, Shane Long and Theo Walcott.
Wolves team news
The visitors will be without Jonny Castro, Pedro Neto and Hugo Bueno through injuries.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance
- Goals under 2.5