Premier League

Leeds vs Southampton: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Both teams have had players in international action
Both teams have had players in international action / James Williamson/AMA & Dan Mullan - Getty Images
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Leeds will be hoping to continue their pre-international break form when they host Southampton on Saturday.

Prior to the pause the Whites had won two on the bounce, edging out both Norwich and Wolves by a single goal in successive matches to ease their relegation fears.

Meanwhile, Southampton are in a bit of a slump, losing their last four in all competitions – a run of form that has poured cold water on their chances of securing an unlikely top-seven finish.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game...


How to watch Leeds vs Southampton on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 2 April, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Elland Road
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Soccer Saturday*/BBC Final Score* (UK), Peacock (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day
Referee? Anthony Taylor
VAR? Mike Dean


Leeds team news

Jesse Marsch was in a buoyant mood in his pre-match press conference, where he confirmed that long-term absentees Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper were in contention to start here. However, the chances of them lasting the full 90 are slim.

The latest on Patrick Bamford is less promising though, with the striker set to miss all but the last few games of the season. He is not the only absentee either. Leo Hjelde, Junior Firpo, Jamie Shackleton and Tyler Roberts are all out too.


Southampton team news

Both Alex McCarthy and Nathan Tella are back in first-team training, and Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident that Saints have navigated the international break without picking up any further injuries.

Oriol Romeu (illness) and Will Smallbone (Covid) will be fine for the trip to Leeds too.


Leeds vs Southampton score prediction

The international break came at a good time for Saints and at a terrible time for their hosts. Marsch will be desperate to keep Leeds' pre-break momentum going here and the return of Phillips in midfield could be a massive boost.

Southampton's away record has not been the best this season either with only four Premier League teams taking less points on their travels.

Despite this, Hasenhuttl has made his career in England by getting a response from his squad when they're in the doldrums and we expect Saints to make life difficult for Leeds this weekend. A high-scoring draw is most likely.

Prediction: Leeds 2-2 Southampton


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