Last season in the Premier League, Southampton could only manage a 15th-place finish and got just 40 points from 38 games.
Southampton will be looking to register their first victory of the pre-season when they face AS Monaco at the St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. The English side have had less than convincing pre-season results, as they are winless in the three games they played this month. Meanwhile, the French side have neither been impressive with the team registering a mixed set of results. Hence, both sides will be hoping to get their act together with the new season fast approaching in their respective countries.
|Southampton vs Monaco||Key Details|
|Date||27 July, 2022|
|Venue||St Mary’s Stadium|
|Kickoff time India||12:15 am (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time England||7:45 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time France||8:45 pm (Wednesday)|
Last season in the Premier League, Southampton could only manage a 15th-place finish. They got 40 points from 38 games, which was just five points more than the 18th-placed Burnley. Hence, this season Ralph Hasenhuttl will hope for his side to finish higher up the table, however, their pre-season preparations have not gone according to plan till now. Meanwhile, Monaco finished third last season, having gathered 69 points from 38 games. They will hope to retain a top three finish again in the coming season as well. The French side lost their last friendly to Porto 2-1, hence they will be eager for a quick response against Southampton.
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The Saints have been relatively busy in the transfer window, with the club bringing in a few players. However, their best piece of business was to keep hold of their star midfielder James Ward-Prowse. Besides, they have brought in Joe Aribo, Romeo Lavia, Gavin Bazunu and Sékou Mara this summer. It will be interesting to see how many of those will play on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Monaco brought in Takumi Minamino and Breel Embolo, however, they have to make do without the services of Aurelien Tchouameni, who departed to Real Madrid for big money.
Southampton possible line-up: Bazunu, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Lyanco, Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Adams
Monaco possible line-up: Didillon, Vanderson, Maripan, Couto, Jakobs, Minamino, Fofana, Coulibaly, Gelson Martins, Embolo, Musaba
The pre-season friendly match between Southampton and Monaco will take place at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday at 12:15 am IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Southampton and Monaco will be streamed live on southamptonfc.com. Further details can be found on their official club website.