Stoke and Southampton in goalless draw

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Lambert lamented the individual errors that denied Stoke victories in their last two matches against Brighton and the Foxes but the 48-year-old is pleased with his team's overall form.

Southampton are still missing Maya Yoshida, Steven Davis, Shane Long and Charlie Austin through injury, though the latter is said to be nearing a return.

Both teams are allergic to Premier League wins at the moment, and given Southampton's home struggles and Stoke's away woes, a draw seems the most likely outcome.

"I think too much in the first part of the season we hadn't hit heights in terms of running stats, in terms of winning tackles and 50-50's, we're always on the losing side and that was happening too often".

"Going forward we could've been a bit better but it's another huge point in another away game". The Saints have picked up seven points in their last six games to get out of the relegation zone. I can't fault the way the lads have played.

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But who could cause Southampton problems on the weekend from the Stoke side? They could lose three league games in a row against them for the first time.

The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended with the Potters taking all three points after a late Peter Crouch victor gave them a 2-1 win. Bet Now " GameCast Lineups and Stats Neither Southampton nor Stoke City were able to break through at St. Mary's, with the two sides settling for a point in their efforts to stay in the Premier League.

They have won only three of their last 20 Premier League home fixtures (D8, L9).

No top-flight team has leaked in as many goals as Stoke (54).

Manolo Gabbiadini ended a run of 16 games without a goal in all competitions for Southampton last time out - he has not scored in consecutive games for them since March 2017, when he scored in his first four appearances for the club. He is now level with Jonathan Walters on 43 goals.