Leeds and Southampton will finally meet again tonight in their revamped Premier League clash.
Although the season is almost two-thirds over, the Saints will face Marcelo Bielsa’s handyman for the first time tonight.
The two haven’t met since Leeds won a League Cup clash 3-0 in October 2012.
Leeds have lost their last two league outings, including their 1-0 loss to Wolves last Friday.
Southampton, meanwhile, ended their losing streak by drawing Chelsea on Saturday, but haven’t won in the top flight since January 4.
Leeds v Southampton: how to listen
This match will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 23 February.
Full coverage of Elland Road will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match prep starting at 5pm.
Russ Williams will be your host and comments will come from Mark Wilson and Neil Redfearn.
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Leeds v Southampton: team news
Ralph Hasenhuttl believes the trip from Southampton to Leeds will be the ultimate contrast in styles of play.
He said: “We know their running stats and they are one of the most energetic teams in the league. They had the same time to recover so hopefully we can compete.
“He’s a famous and successful coach with Leeds with a completely opposite way of thinking like me. If you want, black and white. So it will be interesting.
“There are other ways to do it. Not just one. As long as it is successful, all is well. It will be interesting to find solutions for him and for us.
“The Premier League is very often tactical at the highest level and you have to find the right balance in every part of your team. It will be tactically one of the most interesting this season.
“I talked about the different ways of looking at football. I think we are also very unique in the way we defend.
“I don’t see a lot of Premier League teams doing things the way we do, and with Bielsa you can talk about his way.”
Leeds v Southampton: Statistics and facts about the match
- This is the first meeting between Leeds and Southampton in a competition since October 2012, when Whites won a League Cup draw 3-0 at Elland Road under Neil Warnock.
- Southampton have won their last three league games against Leeds, the most recent being a 1-0 away win in March 2012. Only once have the Saints had a longer streak against Leeds in the Premier League ( 4 between 1980-1982).
- In the Premier League, Leeds have lost only one of their 12 home games against Southampton (W6 D5), dropping 0-1 to a David Hirst goal in February 1998. The Whites conceded just three goals in of those 12 games, keeping nine clean sheets in the process.
- Southampton have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games against promoted sides, except for a goalless draw with Fulham in their last game.
- Leeds have lost back-to-back Premier League games for the fourth time this season, although they have yet to lose three in a row so far. They last lost three consecutive league games in November 2017.
- Leeds have won three of their four Premier League midweek games this season (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), but lost their final 1-2 at home to Everton earlier this month.
- No team is currently on a longer Premier League winless run than Southampton (7 – D1 L6). The Saints have won just one of their last 12 league games (D4 L7), with that victory over defending champions Liverpool in January.
- Southampton have scored 65% of their Premier League goals in the first half of games this season (20/31), while only Arsenal (62%) have conceded a higher share before half-time than Leeds (60% ). – 26/43).
- Patrick Bamford has scored in Leeds’ four home wins in the Premier League so far this season, while the Whites have not won any of their seven games at Elland Road in which he failed to find the net (D2 L5).
- Takumi Minamino has scored two goals in his three Premier League appearances with Southampton, one more than in 19 appearances for Liverpool in the competition.