Two sides in contrasting runs of form meet in the EFL Championship this weekend as Southampton face Ipswich Town.
Southampton currently sit 9th in the EFL Championship with three wins, one draw and two losses from their first six games of the season.
The Saints have had a mixed start to the campaign on the whole with their form having taken a worrying turn for the worse despite a promising start to proceedings.
They're coming into this game having lost both of their last two matches by a combined scoreline of 9-1.
A shock 5-0 loss away at Sunderland was following by a resounding 1-4 loss to Leicester City this past weekend.
Southampton found themselves 0-1 down almost immediately via a Jamie Vardy goal with Kasey McAteer doubling their lead on 18 minutes.
Sam Edozie did recuce the deficit not long later but Wilfred Ndidi ensured Leicester went into the break with their two goal advantage restored before Stephy Mavididi secured the three points after 67 minutes.
Granted it's only two games, but the manner in which Southampton have lost these outings is undoubtedly a cause for concern as they've looked almost comical defensively.
Their home form now reads one win, one draw and one defeat with the draw against Norwich coming in very fortunate circumstances while the win was a narrow one over a struggling QPR side.
This is a huge game for The Saints as they have to demonstrate to themselves that the hammerings dished out by Sunderland and Leicester were nothing other than anomalous defeats.
Ipswich Town currently sit 3rd in the EFL Championship with five wins and one loss from their first six games of the season.
Newly promoted Ipswich have adapted to life in the Championship almost instantly as they look like a firm promotion contender after the first few weeks of the campaign.
They're coming into this one in great form having won four of their last five games in the league, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win away at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend just passed.
Despite the closeness of the scoreline, Ipswich were firmly superior to The Owls and were good value for their win.
Their form away from home has been impressive too, with The Tractor Boys having won all three of their league games on the road so far.
Regardless of Southampton's recent results this one could be a stern test of Ipswich's status as promotion contenders and given their form they'll likely back themselves to come out on top.
For our Southampton vs. Ipswich prediction, we're going for a 2-2 draw.