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PREVIEW: Southampton - Leeds team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton host Leeds United in game eight of the 2021-22 Premier League season

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SHOW TO WATCH, STREAM SOUTHAMPTON VS LEEDS UNITED AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 16/10/2021, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

How to watch Southampton vs Leeds on TV

UK: No broadcast

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How to legally stream Southampton vs Leeds online

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Southampton team news | Hasenhuttl gives injury update on Stuart Armstrong and Che Adams

Leeds team news | Kalvin Phillips fitness test, Patrick Bamford among those injured


Southampton vs Leeds team news

In their eighth game of the new Premier League season, Southampton are still hunting for their first win of the season.

Today’s opponents Leeds United often prove to be a formidable force to go up against, but they will be arriving at St Mary’s wounded with a number of key players set to miss out with injury.

Leeds linchpin Kalvin Phillips is a fitness doubt with the calf injury that ruled him out of international football action with England last week.

Meanwhile, first team players Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford and Robin Koch are all confirmed to miss out with injury.

Raphinha is also not expected to play a big role for Leeds today, having only just played for Brazil on Friday morning before a long flight back to England.

Southampton aren’t without selection issues of their own.

Saints captain James Ward-Prowse will begin his three-match ban today following the red card he picked up against Chelsea last time out.

Striker Che Adams returned from international duty injured and will miss out along with Jack Stephens who is recovering from the knee injury sustained against Manchester City in September.

Stuart Armstrong is a nearing a return, but it’s unlikely he will be rushed back.


Southampton vs Leeds pre-match stats

  • Having won five of their six league meetings with Leeds between 2006 and 2012 (L1), Southampton lost both of their games against the Whites in the Premier League last season.
  • Against no team have Leeds won more Premier League games than they have against Southampton (14), with the Whites winning home and away against Saints last term.
  • 31 of Leeds’ 35 Premier League goals against Southampton have been scored in the second half of games, including each of the last 13 in a row. Of all teams to have scored 20+ goals against an opponent in the competition, Leeds against Southampton is the highest ratio scored after half-time (89%).
  • Southampton remain winless in the Premier League this season (D4 L3) - the only campaign in their history in which they failed to win any of their opening eight league games was 1998-99, when they avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season.
  • Leeds’ last two away league games have finished level (1-1 vs both Burnley and Newcastle), as many draws as they’d had in their previous 52 top-flight away games combined beforehand. They last drew more consecutively on the road in the Premier League in their first six such games in 1998-99.
  • Leeds are averaging just one goal-per-game in the Premier League this season (7 goals, 7 games), having averaged 1.6 per game in the competition last term. Indeed, last season they reached seven goals scored after just two Premier League matches.
  • Leeds have faced more shots (117) and more shots on target (43) than any other side in the Premier League this season, while they also have the third-highest xG against total in the competition (12.4).
  • Leeds have had the fifth-most shots (105) in the Premier League this season, but have the sixth-lowest expected goals total (7.7). Their xG-per-shot of just 0.07 is the lowest in the competition this term.
  • Following his red card against Chelsea last time out, this will be the first Premier League game Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has not appeared in since 27th December 2018, a 2-1 home defeat to West Ham. The midfielder had appeared in 102 consecutive Premier League games for the Saints before this.
  • Raphinha has had more shots (24), created more chances (14), attempted more dribbles (37) and made more off-the-ball runs (223) than any other Leeds player in the Premier League this season.

Stats via Opta.