The Southampton FC Archive

Match preview: Saints v Sunderland

Southampton’s last fixture on the 8th December saw them grab a 1-0 over fellow strugglers Reading thanks to a second half goal from Jason Puncheon. The Saints created more than enough chances to extend the scoreline even further and Nigel Adkins will be looking for more ruthlessness in front of goal this weekend. The Black Cats slipped further down the Premier League table last weekend as they were dominated in clinical fashion by league leaders Man Utd. Former United striker Frazier Campbell notched a second half consolation goal but it was never going to be enough against a Utd side poised to challenge for league honours once again. Here’s a look at the stand-out players from each team, with stats provided by the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index and odds from (odds are correct at the time of posting):