8,000 fans will descend on St Mary’s as Southampton face Leeds United in the Premier League. Get set for the fixture with our Match Pack, in association with eToro…

Southampton vs Leeds

St Mary’s Stadium

Premier League

Tuesday 18 May, 6pm BST

Referee: Peter Bankes

Assistants: Neil Davis, James Mainwaring

Fourth official: Kevin Friend

VAR: David Coote

Assistant VAR: Marc Perry

Both Southampton and Leeds will be looking to secure three Premier League wins on the bounce as they go head-to-head at St Mary’s.

It’s been an impressive week for Saints who ended their winless streak with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace, followed by an identical result against Fulham on Saturday.

Saints could still finish twelfth in the Premier League table despite fearing relegation just a couple of weeks ago.

Victory over Leeds would go along way to boost the morale of the team and the fans, as they aim to continue the momentum towards the end of the season.

Leeds secured an impressive 4-0 victory away from home at Burnley on the weekend, a win at St Mary’s could launch them into ninth in the table.


Ralph Hasenhüttl confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns for Southampton heading into Tuesday night's battle at St Mary's.

Will Smallbone and Ryan Bertrand remain on the long-term injury list but a return is on the horizon for Oriol Romeu and Jan Bednarek.

The visitors will be without Robin Koch and Pablo Hernandez remains a doubt after missing Leeds’ 4-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.


Fulham (h) 3-1 (Adams, Tella, Walcott)
Crystal Palace (h) 3-1 (Ings, Adams)
Liverpool (a) 2-0
Leicester City (h) 1-1 (Ward-Prowse)
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-1 (Ings)

Burnley (a) 0-4 (Klich, Harrison, Rodrigo)
Tottenham Hotsput (h) 3-1 (Dallas, Bamford, Rodrigo)
Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 2-0
Manchester United (h) 0-0
Liverpool (h) 1-1 (Mané)


Ralph Hasenhüttl: “There’s no question that football is nothing without fans, it’s too long now missing them and we are really, absolutely happy that we get 8,000 now. It’ll be an amazing atmosphere tomorrow. This is a special moment for every player.”

Marcelo Bielsa: “They have a group of players who are very capable and they didn't finish higher up in the table because they had a phase of 9 or 10 games that was negative. But the level of the team is superior to the position they find themselves in the table.”


Nathan Tella: The youngster has gone from strength-to-strength since his debut against Norwich at the end of last season, making a crucial stake in a number of games for Saints.

Netting his first senior goal on Saturday against Fulham, Tella will be bursting with confidence if he is given some match time on Tuesday.

Bamford has had an undeniably emphatic season for Leeds, who have made their mark on their return to the Premier League.

Bamford has scored nine away goals this season and will be looking to add to that tally at St Mary’s.

Danny Ings 13

Ward-Prowse, Adams 9

Stuart Armstrong 5

James Ward-Prowse 7

Stuart Armstrong 6

Ché Adams 5

Patrick Bamford 15

Harrison, Dallas 8

Raphina, Moreno 6

Harrison, Raphinha 8

Patrick Bamford 7

Mateusz Klich 5

Played: 93

Saints: 27

Draws: 20

Leeds: 46

- Southampton have won five of their last six home league games against Leeds (L1), including each of the last three in a row. This is their first time hosting the Whites in the Premier League since a 2-1 victory in January 2004.

- Southampton have only lost their final home league game in two of the last 15 seasons (W9 D4), doing so in 2016-17 against Stoke and 2017-18 against Manchester City.

- Southampton have won three of their last four Premier League home games (D1), more than they had in their previous 10 at St Mary’s (W2 D2 L6).

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