A football “supercomputer” has predicted that Southampton will finish 19th in the Premier League this season and go completely winless throughout.
The results – shown here by the Mirror – see Saints amassing just 21 points between now and May after 17 draws and two losses at home and four draws with a hefty 15 defeats away from home.
Every other team is predicted to win at least one game in what seems a very unlikely final top-flight table given that every team that has played in the Premier League has won at least one game in their time in the division.
Southampton will be targeting a first league win of the season when they take on Leeds at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Southampton need to get going in next five Premier League games
Every team has a spell that defines their season and Southampton will be hoping that their run starts today. After playing Leeds, they also have Burnley, Watford, Aston Villa and Norwich upcoming, with all those opponents having inconsistent campaigns to date.
To avoid the pressure really mounting up on the players and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, points will need to be picked up quickly to help them away from the relegation zone by around Christmas time.
Finding the right combinations of players on the pitch will certainly be key to this and the absence of some key men against Leeds will only make this more important.
Ibrahima Diallo and Armando Broja may be in line to start with James Ward-Prowse suspended and Che Adams with a minor injury. Stuart Armstrong could be ready to play a part for Saints for the first time this season and it will be hoped that he can add some creativity to the team.
Could today kick start the Hasenhuttl era at Southampton?