Southampton host Burnley this Sunday as Claude Puel’s side look to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.
Having had a relatively slow start to the season with two draws and two losses in their first four games, the Saints have since kicked on in fine fashion and are yet to lose since their 3-0 thrashing of Sparta Prague on the 15th September.
Two back-to-back goalless draws at Hapoel Be’er Shava and defending Premier League Champions Leicester however, have thrown a slight spanner in the works.
While the two results continued the club’s fine defensive record – they have now not conceded in six – the Saints will be disappointed not to have registered on the scoresheet, especially considering the form of talisman striker Charlie Austin.
The Englishman already has five goals to his name this season and is beginning to assert himself as Southampton’s main man ahead of Shane Long, following his move from Championship side QPR.
If Claude Puel and Co. are to get back to winning ways this weekend, they will need to be at their best to topple an unpredictable Burnley who have already recorded wins against both Liverpool and Watford this season.
Our landlord however thinks it should be a comfortable three points for the Saints, especially if they line-up like this ….
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