Southampton currently find themselves in precarious territory as they enter this contest with Wolves having not yet won a game, but results over Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham United prove there is more to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side than the form guide would suggest.
The Saints were unlucky not to beat Man Utd at home, drawing 1-1, and again had the better chances in a goalless stalemate with the Hammers (Armando Broja hit the post and had a header cleared off the line), while the South Coast club recently kept reigning champions City at bay in a commendable 0-0 at the Etihad.
So, despite their league standing (15th) and no wins to show for their early efforts, Southampton are weirdly in form, while Wolves travel south with a win on their CV but four losses to counter that result again Watford. Both managers will be desperate for three points here, or the pressure may start to build.
Southampton vs Wolves: Match Stats
Raul Jimenez may be struggling for goals and overall final-third involvement, with the Mexican yet to open his account or register an assist, but it is not for the want of trying. He enters this match having created 15 chances from open play, a stat bettered only by Jack Grealish (16) in the Premier League this season.
Bruno Lage can expect a rough-housing here to some extent. The Saints have so far conceded the third-most fouls of any club in the top flight this term (55), with only Liverpool (58) and Watford (67) racking up higher totals. It’s a scenario set-piece specialist Ruben Neves will no doubt be relishing.
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Wolves have sealed victory in their last two Premier League away games against Southampton, as many wins as they managed in their previous 14 league visits to the Saints’ home ground. Their most recent, a 2-1 win in February, came courtesy of a Neves penalty and a Pedro Neto winner to cancel out Danny Ings’ opener.