Southampton vs Stoke City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21th May 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton faces Stoke City on the last day of the season. Both teams are not at their best form with little to play for.
The Saints are currently sitting on 8th position with no chance to climb higher. Still the team can be leapfrogged by 3 teams in theory and 2 in reality as Leicester City has distinctively worse goal difference.
Southampton are not finishing the season as they would have liked. Last season they played in Europe but this their form dropped. The team has just 1 win in 7 games picking just 7 points. The main problem is creating and converting chances which gets further highlighted by the fact that they failed to score in 5 of those 7 games.
The Potters were hoping for a top half finish at some point of the season but their bad away and drop of overall form put them on 14th place. They can climb up to 11th place or drop down to 16th depending on the results on the last day.
The team comes into this game with just a single victory in their last 10 league games. On the road things are looking much worse as The Potters managed only 3 victories for the whole season and are win-less in 7 consecutive away games.
Southampton vs Stoke City: Head to head
The head to head clashes show slight advantage for The Saints. 3 wins for them against just 2 for Stoke. The draws are the dominant result between the sides.
Last game finished 0-0 at Britannia.
At home Southampton have 1 win, 1 defeat and 2 draws. 3 of those games had less than 2.5 goals.
Southampton vs Stoke City: Prediction
Both teams are struggling of late. Southampton are having troubles finding the net while Stoke is one of the weakest away teams. We have two perfect arguments for a low scoring game.
The Saints will try to give at least some happiness to their fans at the last day of the season. They are the better team with the better form while Stoke struggles heavily away. Minimal win for Southampton looks also a good option.