30 September 2021, 15:18 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Southampton F.C. vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., kicks off at 14:00 (GMT+1) on Matchday 6, Sunday, September 26, at the 32,505-capacity St. Mary's Stadium. Andy Madley will be the referee in charge, while Richard West and Mark Scholes will be assisting. Meanwhile, Paul Tierney will be in the VAR room throughout the length of the game.
Preview Southampton Premier League, Sep 26, 2021
Preview The Saints defeated Sheffield United in Tuesday's third-round EFL Cup fixture on penalties. Before the win, Southampton frustrated Manchester City and sealed a point in Saturday's goalless draw at the Etihad on Matchday 5. The Saints applied all the resources at their disposal to ensure the Cityzens wouldn’t find a way through. Having just 36% of the ball, Southampton took 10 shots with only 2 on target after putting together 319 delicate passes. Ralph Hasenhüttl will hope to do the same on Sunday, while aiming for more than a point. Southampton have four consecutive draws: LDDDD, and remain in 15th place, having picked up 4 points after 0W, 4D, & 1L. The Saints have opened the scoring in each of their previous five Premier League encounters with Wolves and look to extend the record on Sunday. Having only four goals (0.8 goals per game) in five Premier League games, Southampton have conceded six times (1.2 g.c.p.g.) and have a G.D. of -2. A 4—4—2 formation with Che Adams and Armstrong in attack may be seen against Wolves. The Saints have kept two successive clean sheets and will be in search for the third when they return on Matchday 6.
Preview Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League, Sep 26, 2021
Preview Wolves were dumped out of the EFL Cup after Wednesday's defeat to Spurs on home turf. At Molineux last weekend, they were defeated 2-0 by Premier League newcomers Brentford. Despite having 62% of the ball, Wolves had no shots on target throughout the length of the game. Goals from Ivan Toney (28' P.) and Bryan Mbeumo (34') settled the contest after ninety minutes. Wolves slipped into 16th place after the defeat and are left with only 3 points from 1W, 0D, & 4L. With four defeats in five games, LLLWL, Bruno Lage will find himself under pressure when he takes his place in the dugout on Sunday. The club has conceded five goals (1 g.c.p.g.) and has a G.D of -3. Wolves have the third highest xG in the English top-flight division this season (9.2) but have scored just two goals, after five Premier League games. An average of 0.4 goals scored per game, with the negative difference of -7.2 being the widest between actual goals and expected goals in the Premier League this season. On Matchday 6, Bruno Lage could emerge with the 4—2—3—1 formation against Southampton with Raul Jimenez at the top of the shape.