Southampton vs Wolves: Ralph Hasenhuttl and Bruno Lage hope to see their side kick off the 2021-22 Premier League season when they meet at St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday (watch live at 9 a.m.ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
The Saints are one of five Premier League sides still without a win to start the season, but it’s not for lack of decent performances that could have easily gone their way on another day. The departure of star striker Danny Ings left Southampton a bit short of reliable scorers, with just three goals scored by three Saints players (plus one own goal) after five games.
Wolves, on the other hand, are even more goal-hungry: two in five games – both in the same game, a 2-0 win over Watford. Defeats ? Three of the 1-0 variety and one 2-0 as well, so also not within a million kilometers. The case is clear for these two teams: They work hard and defend well enough, but they fail to put the ball into the goal part.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Southampton vs Wolves this Sunday with team news, odds, a stream link and more.
Southampton squad news, injuries, lineups (INJURY REPORT)
OUT: Theo Walcott (undisclosed), William Smallbone (knee), Stuart Armstrong (calf), Jack Stephens (knee)
Sunday team 👊
– Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 26, 2021
Wolves team news, injuries
OUT: Pedro Neto (knee), Jonny (knee), Rayan Ait Nouri (head), Yerson Mosquera (undisclosed), Hugo Bueno (hamstrings)
– Wolves (@Loups) September 26, 2021
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Southampton (+160) | Wolves (+175) | Mintage (+215)
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Probably not a lot of goals, given both teams’ strong defensive records and the horrific number of goals scored. Still, it will be an interesting battle between pressing Southampton and Wolves’ passive tendency to soak up pressure before countering. There is more than one way to counterattack to achieve three points. Southampton 1-0 Wolves.
How to watch Southampton vs Wolves, live stream and start time
Kicks off: Sunday at 9 a.m. ET
In line: Stream via NBCSports.com