Southampton will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Matchday 6 of the 2021/22 Premier League season. The Saints have been able to obtain just four points from the first five games, with four draws and one defeat, are yet to win a single game in the league so far. Wolves have won one and drew four of their first five games, and are now one place behind Southampton in 16th spot.
The visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers have the joint fourth-highest xG in the Premier League with 8.71. Wolves have just scored two goals in the opening five games, conceding five goals. They have had just one win so far this season and will look to improve their goal conversion to go up the Premier League table.
Wolves have had the third-most shots in the league after five games with 79 shots, out of which only 19 have been on target. they have only scored two goals in five games, and will look to get more goals in the coming games. Southampton, on the other hand, have had a total of 15 shots, with 18 on target, and four goals.
Southampton have been less attacking in the first five games compared to Wolves, but have scored four goals compared to their two. The Saints have had 87 touches inside the opposition penalty area, while wolves have had a 102.
The Saints have not had much of the possession in the opening five games, as they have accumulated the 14th most passes in the league with 1765 passes. the away side Wolves have had much more of the possession and have accumulated the seventh most passes with 2290 passes.
Wolves have contested and won the least number of aerial duels in the entire Premier League. They have not been the best in defence, and have conceded five goals in five games, losing four and winning just one. The Saints have been decent in defence, conceding six goals in their first five games.
Both teams will go into the fixture with the hope of a victory, as Wolves and Southampton both would want to finish much higher in the Premier League table at the end of the season.
Southampton possible starting XI:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Minamino; Adams, Ings
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting XI:
Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Kilman; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traore, Willian Jose, Neto