There was a run of just one win in 12 games at the end of the 2021/22 Premier League season, so Southampton fans were probably one of the most relieved sets of fans to reach the end of the campaign.
Saints finished 15th for a second consecutive year, winning just nine out of 38 games in a difficult season only redeemed by the poor form of the teams below them.
In the 2022/23 season, Southampton will be hoping to end their inertia and aim higher than floating just above the relegation scrap at the back of the table. With the pressure on manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton will hope to end their inertia.
Are there any changes to the schedule at St Mary’s Stadium? What will Southampton be doing this time around to try to get off to a better start than they did last time? Taking a look at the season at a glance, here’s what’s in store.
Premier League Teams Schedules 2022/23
Arsenal | Aston Villa | Bournemouth | Brentford | Brighton
Chelsea | Crystal Palace | Everton | Fulham | Leeds
Leicester | Liverpool | Man City | Man United | Newcastle
Notts Forest | Southampton | Tottenham | West Ham | Wolves
Southampton Premier League fixtures 2022/23
It has been announced that Southampton fixtures for 2022/23 have been released on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m. in the British Summer Time (4 a.m. in Eastern Standard Time). There will be two FIFA international breaks from September 19-27, 2022, and March 20-28, 2023, in addition to the near month-long break for the FIFA World Cup (Nov. 14-Dec. 18).
Before and after the FIFA World Cup, Premier League matchdays will be played on 16 and 22 respectively.
|1||Sat, Aug. 6||Tottenham||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|2||Sat, Aug. 13||Leeds United||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|3||Sat, Aug. 20||Leicester City||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|4||Sat, Aug. 27||Manchester United||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|5||Wed, Aug. 31||Chelsea||H||7.45 p.m.||2.45 p.m.|
|6||Sat, Sept. 3||Wolves||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|7||Sat, Sept. 10||Brentford||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|8||Sat, Sept. 17||Aston Villa||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|9||Sat, Oct. 1||Everton||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|10||Sat, Oct. 8||Manchester City||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|11||Sat, Oct. 15||West Ham||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|12||Tue, Oct. 18||Bournemouth||A||7:45 p.m.||2:45 p.m.|
|13||Sat, Oct. 22||Arsenal||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|14||Sat, Oct. 29||Crystal Palace||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|15||Sat, Nov. 5||Newcastle United||H||3 p.m.||9 a.m.|
|16||Sat, Nov. 12||Liverpool||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|17||Mon, Dec. 26||Brighton||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|18||Sat, Dec. 31||Fulham||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|19||Mon, Jan. 2||Nottingham Forest||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|20||Sat, Jan. 14||Everton||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|21||Sat, Jan. 21||Aston Villa||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|22||Sat, Feb. 4||Brentford||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|23||Sat, Feb. 11||Wolves||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|24||Sat, Feb. 18||Chelsea||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|25||Sat, Feb. 25||Leeds United||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|26||Sat, March 4||Leicester City||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|27||Sat, March 11||Manchester United||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|28||Sat, March 18||Tottenham||H||3 p.m.||11 a.m.|
|29||Sat, April 1||West Ham||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|30||Sat, April 8||Manchester City||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|31||Sat, April 15||Crystal Palace||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|32||Sat, April 22||Arsenal||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|33||Wed, April 26||Bournemouth||H||7:45 p.m.||2:45 p.m.|
|34||Sat, April 29||Newcastle United||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|35||Sat, May 6||Nottingham Forest||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|36||Sat, May 13||Fulham||H||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|37||Sat, May 20||Brighton||A||3 p.m.||10 a.m.|
|38||Sun, May 28||Liverpool||H||4 p.m.||11 a.m.|
Southampton live TV channels, live streams
|TV channel||Sky Sports, BT Sport||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: Streaming services such as Sky Sports and BT Sport are available for a wide range of matches, and some matches may also be available on Amazon Prime.
Canada: With fuboTV, every Premier League game will be streamed live and on-demand exclusively.
Australia: Optus Sport offers live and on-demand streaming of matches to Australian fans.
USA: There are some matches that are televised on USA Network (English) as well as Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be viewed live through FuboTV, which offers a stream of select matches. As for the remaining matches, they will be streamed on the NBC platform Peacock for subscribers who are NBC subscribers.
FA Cup, and Carabao Cup participation for Southampton
In the Premier League, Southampton managed to draw twice against eventual champions Manchester City, but in the FA Cup they were unable to replicate that feat, losing 4-1 at home against Pep Guardiola’s side in the quarterfinals. In January, they will once again compete in this competition.
Despite a 1-1 draw at Chelsea, Southampton lost 4-3 on penalties in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup, which starts again in November.
FA Cup dates 2022/23
A number of Premier League clubs will participate in the Third Round of the competition. There will be reschedulings of their league fixtures on the weekends following the quarterfinals and semifinals of the FA Cup if they reach the quarterfinals and semifinals.
- First Round: Nov. 5-6 (Sat-Sun)
- Second Round: Nov. 26-27 (Sat-Sun)
- Third Round (Rd of 64): Jan. 7-8 (Sat-Sun)
- Round of 32: Jan. 28-29 (Sat-Sun)
- Round of 16: Feb. 28-March 1 (Tues-Wed)
- Quarterfinals: March 18-19 (Sat-Sun)
- Semifinals: April 22-23 (Sat-Sun)
- Final: Sat, June 3
Carabao Cup dates 2022/23
Except for the final, which will be played on Sunday, February 26th, all Carabao Cup matches will take place on midweek days.
- First Round: Aug. 9-11
- Second Round: Aug. 23-25
- Round of 32: Nov. 8-10
- Round of 16: Dec. 20-22
- Quarterfinals: Jan. 10-12
- Semifinals: Jan. 24-26 (Leg 1), Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (Leg 2)
- Final: Sun, Feb. 26
Predictions & odds for Southampton in the Premier League
Southampton fared better in its final 10 games of the 2021/22 season than Watford and Norwich City, who were both relegated, and bookmakers price Hasenhuttl’s side at long odds to make the playoffs.
During that period, the club suffered four consecutive defeats to end a season in which goals were a major problem for the team, with only inspirational midfielder James Ward-Prowse managing to reach double figures with 11 goals and eight assists. A top-half finish would represent significant progress for Southampton in the coming season as they ended up as close to the relegation zone as Aston Villa exactly above them did in the previous season.
|SkyBet (UK)||DraftKings (USA)||Sports Interaction (Canada)|
|Title Odds||750/1||+50000 (=9th)||TBD|
|Top 4 Odds||50/1||+4000||TBD|
|Top 6 Odds||N/A||+1600||TBD|
|Top 10 Odds||N/A||+300||TBD|
|Top half Odds||10/3||N/A||TBD|
|Relegation Odds||3/1||+350 (6th)||TBD|
Here is a list of Southampton best and worst finishes in the Premier League
In addition to being a member of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93, Southampton only finished higher than 10th for the first time in 2002/03, when they secured eighth place, although they were relegated to the second tier two seasons later when they finished bottom of the table.