LEEDS TARGET SECOND WIN AT SOUTHAMPTON
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa and his players are up and running in the Premier League this season after they claimed their first win. Leeds United secured their first three points of the new Premier League campaign via the slender 1-0 victory over newly promoted side Watford.
Leeds United have not been able to hit the heights of last season in the new season but manager Bielsa would be hoping that his team can get their season going with the win over the Watford. The Whites finished in ninth place on their return to the top flight at the beginning of last season as far as English football is concerned.
Bielsa and his Leeds United players can build on the home victory over the Hornets when they travel to the South Coast to take on a struggling Southampton side. The Saints are one of four teams yet to win a game in seven attempts on the Premier League stage this season. The other three sides without a win are bottom team Norwich City, Newcastle United and Burnley.
Ahead of the visit of Leeds United at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton are on a two-match losing run. The Saints have been beaten by Wolves and Chelsea in their last two games. Mexican international Raul Jimenez scored the lone goal of the game in the second half as Wolves secured a 1-0 win over Southampton away from home. The Wolves game preceded the 3-1 away defeat to Premier League leaders Chelsea with ten men after key player James Ward-Prowse was sent off in the second half. Ward-Prowse scored a penalty around the hour mark before his red card. Young centre back Trevor Chalobah inside nine minutes and two late goals from Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell sealed the three points for the Blues.