Our match prediction:
The Saints have seen their impressive run of results came to an abrupt end as they first allowed Chelsea to come from behind and win at St Mary’s before losing to relegation threatened AFC Bournemouth in midweek. Ronald Foeman’s three-man defence is no longer looking too impressive and it remains to be seen whether he will be making any changes ahead of the Sunderland clash. The Saints have seriously damaged their European hopes with said defeats and they will be under pressure when facing the Black Cats. Sunderland did not exactly manage to defy pre-season predictions as they currently sit outside the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference alone, but they have shown a great deal of promise of late. Sam Allardyce’s charges should have probably picked up few more points along the way, and following the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, we are backing them to avoid defeat at St Mary’s.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green. The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever. The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.