Southampton is set to take on Brentford in the upcoming matchday 7 showdown. This is going to be the bigger picture especially with the Saints aiming to go for a much deeper push in the 2022/23 season of the Premier League.
The Saints have been riding a rough pace in the past few weeks, and there has been no shortage of the disappointing finishes that have plagued their record to start off this campaign. So far, Southampton needs a much better pace in their upcoming games, especially in their match against Brentford.
The next game with Southampton F.C. is the best chance for them to win big points. This showdown with Brentford will be a crucial fixture that the Saints would want to make the most of.
Defeat at Molineux
Southampton took a beating on their trip to Molineux courtesy of the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Saints did not stand a chance against the ravaging offensive push from the Wolves in the whole game. The Saints tried switching up their play by putting more focus on the defensive end but could not hold off the opposing club from landing a goal later on.
Daniel Podence scored a goal in the 46th minute and struck the Saints hard by surprise. All of the pressure was diverted to the Saints after that, and they failed to come up with a goal that could have given them a chance to tie the game and even make a comeback. Despite having a total of 12 shots, they only had one shot on target to account for.
Saints’ hopeful push in the top 10
The Saints finished in the top 15th spot in the league table last season. The club hopes to build off a stronger momentum in the coming games and aim for the top 10 this time around. Southampton’s frustrations should be able to pay off for this plan since they have been grinding hard since Danny Ings left for Aston Villa.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s boys are keen to prove that they have what it takes to show what they are made of. So far, they are doing a subpar job of staying at a competitive level, which means there is a lot of work ahead of them before they can eventually manage to come up with a much better run in their coming games for the 2022/23 season.
Southampton’s unsteady start to the 2022/23 season
Southampton has been at an unsteady pace for most of the 2022/23 season. Their last five games have been a mix between two wins, two losses, and a draw.
There are still a lot of games left in the season, and the Saints only need a fighting chance to show what they are made of. These games will be the big shot that Southampton needs to win at every different turn, which means a lot for their hopes of sitting in the top 10 of the top-flight. This is why the Saints are still in for a big fight in the upcoming matches.
A must-win game against Brentford
Brentford has been rolling as one of the contenders in the 2022/23 season so far, and they are sitting in the top eight of the league table so far. The Saints will need to come up with a win on this one if they are going to pull off a strong finish by the coming weekend. Brentford will be a big problem for the Saints if they fail to manage a strong defensive focus in their match.
This will be a big challenge for the Saints to rack up a lot of goals against a club that has a high focus on the attack. Southampton is eager to show its chances of being a contender in this matchup. Fans will be keen to watch the next game with Southampton F.C. and see if they can live up to their hopes of being a contender in the English Premier League.