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A Look At The Vital Games Elsewhere In What Could Be A Pivotal Weekend
Friday, 19th Apr 2024 11:45

The old adage is that you just have to win your own games is currently not the case for Southampton, so where are Leicester City, Ipswich Town and Leeds United playing this weekend, we take a look.

First up for Saints fans is the lunchtime game in the Championship, the 12.30 kick off sees Leicester City at home to West Bromwich Albion, that is a toughie for the Foxes ahead of our visit on Tuesday.

West Brom for their part are on the cusp of cementing their play off spot, they have three games left and are 7 points ahead of Hull who have 4 games left and also Coventry who too have 4 games to play, so defeat for the Baggies would not be a disaster, but it could see Hull if they win at Watford only be 4 points behind with a game in hand.

That means that there is a chance given Leicester's patchy form that West Brom might just do a job, even a draw here would completely change the demographics if we were to do our job at Cardiff.

Ipswich don't have a fixture this weekend so if we were to beat both Cardiff and then Leicester on Tuesday then if Leicester were to fail to beat West Brom we could leapfrog both .
But there is also the matter of Leeds United and they travel to Middlesbrough on Monday night, that will not be easy for Leeds, although Boro could technically still get in the play offs as I write, that hope may have gone by Monday, but they will still be keen to beat Leeds and hopefully will put in a battling performance as they did at St Mary's.

So whisper this at the moment, but this weekend is pivotal, if both Leicester and Leeds fail to win and we get all three points from our trips to Cardiff and Leicester, then we could be top of the Championship come Tuesday evening and our destiny for automatic promotion would be in our own hands.

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ElSanto added 13:58 - Apr 19
The league that keeps on giving.

DellBoyWally added 14:22 - Apr 19
I can see Middlesbrough taking something from Leeds. Michael Carrick isn't the sort to let his team drift. Plus the cudos of beating Leeds.
Leicester v WBA? Difficult one this. 33% on each result!
But we have to do the job at Caerdydd first. We took on Liverpool Boys, totally outplayed them for much of the match, should have been 3 or 4 nil up, and got thrashed. OK Cardiff isn't Liverpool but this is the kind of game we do mess up. Huddersfield and Rotherham come to mind.
Go there with the same attitude as against PNE, Leeds even waaaaay back when. Get the goals under our belt and relax (but not too much!!) Get the win sorted then maybe a few more goals for the GD. I'll settle for 5-0!!

Bowlercow added 15:33 - Apr 19
The Cardiff fans may concentrate on slagging off Russell Martin instead of encouraging their team That could work in our favour
A repeat of Tuesday's performance would be great and give him a second half chance to rest players for Tuesday in

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