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Next three games are huge

Next three games are huge

Southampton's next three league games are vital in terms of gaining promotion to the Premier League.

The Saints currently sit second in the table, just two points behind leaders West Ham United.

Cardiff, who Nigel Adkins' side drew 1-1 with on Tuesday, sit just one point behind the Saints.

But, Birmingham City, the in-form side of the Championship are in fourth place and are Southampton's next opponents.

The Blues are scoring goals for fun, and have just beaten Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road to move just five points behind Saints with a game in hand.

So, if Birmingham were to defeat the Saints at St Andrews and win their game in hand - they would move above the south coast side - making Saturday's game even more significant.

Adkins' side then host Millwall in the FA Cup before entertaining Burnley at St Mary's.

Southampton fans do not walk to St Mary's with the same confidence as they did a couple of months ago - having only picked up one point out of the last potential nine at home.

After Burnley, the Saints travel to West Ham for what can only be described as Southampton's biggest game of the season.

If things go well for the Saints in the next two league games it could be all to play for at Upton Park, and could potentially decide who gains promotion to the top flight.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Wednesday February 1 2012
Time: 12:09PM

Comments

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If we can avoid defeat and nick a win or two in these three games we will be doing well. Fancy we could get a result at West Ham and beat Burnley. Brum does give me some concern though.
SFC Forever
01/02/2012 15:34:00
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Hope we can avoid defeat at Brum and then win at home to Burnley.
stellarnw
01/02/2012 16:30:00
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Yeah, I'd definitely take a point away to Birmingham.
abesaint
01/02/2012 18:03:00
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After the strong second half performance against Cardiff a good showing at Birmingham will further enhance the feeling that our form is returning in tame for the run-in.
SFC Forever
02/02/2012 12:56:00
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Our next game is on the box as well just to add more interest.
stellarnw
02/02/2012 13:55:00
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