Southampton Predictions

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Southampton Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Southampton. The club currently competes in the Premier League, which is the top division in the English football pyramid. They have been an ever-present in the Premier League since making their return to the top flight in the 2012/13 campaign.

Southampton currently plays their home matches at St. Mary’s Stadium, which has been their home since 2001. It replaced their former stadium, The Dell, which previously had been their home from 1898 to the closing date in 2001 and has a maximum capacity of 32,384.

Nicknamed the Saints, the club’s biggest traditional rivals are Portsmouth.

Southampton Honours

Southampton have never won the First Division/Premier League in their history, with their closest-ever attempt coming in the 1983/84 season when they finished as runners-up to Liverpool. They have also never won the Second Division/Championship, but have won promotion to the top flight as runners-up on three occasions, coming in the 1965/66, 1977/78 and 2011/12 seasons. However, they have been crowned champions of the Third Division/League One twice in their history, having won the title and been promoted to the second tier as champions in the 1921/22 and 1959/60 campaigns.

In addition, the club won the Southern League six times prior to joining the Football League. They were Southern League champions in 1896/97, 1897/98, 1898/99, 1900/01, 1902/03 and 1903/04. Southampton have just one major cup victory to their name, having won the FA Cup in 1976 when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final at Wembley. They were also winners of the Football League Trophy in the 2009/10 campaign.

Southampton History

Southampton Football Club was founded on 21 November 1885 and were members of the St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association. Those origins as a church football team lead to the club adopting the nickname the ‘Saints’. Southampton were founding members of the Southern Football League in 1896/97 and played in the competition until they later became founding members of the Football League Third Division in 1920. From there, the club played in the Second and Third Divisions before finally winning promotion to the First Division for the first time in the 1966/67 season.

They remained a top flight club for the best part of the next decade, but were then relegated back to the Second Division in the 1974/75. However, it was as a Second Division team that Southampton pulled off the greatest achievement in the club’s history, as they defeated Manchester United to win the FA Cup in the 1975/76 season. The Saints then returned to the top flight for the 1978/79 campaign and remained there until the 2004/05 season, when they were relegated from the Premier League. They also made the 2003 FA Cup final, but were beaten by Arsenal in Cardiff.

Financial issues stunted Saints’ growth in the years that followed, leading to them dropping as low as League One in 2009/10. However, they were back in the Championship within two years after winning promotion as runners-up behind Brighton, before then going up again the following season, this time as runners-up to Reading. In the years that followed, the club made it to the final of the League Cup, this time ending up on the wrong side of a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United, while they also pulled off a famous 2-1 win over Italian giants Inter Milan at St. Mary’s Stadium.