Sunderland star Fabio Borini previews Southampton; picks out a Saints weakness

St Marys Southampton

Sunderland travel to Southampton this weekend.

Sunderland forward Fabio Borini says Southampton are a good side but their players are sometimes over-confident and that can help his side this weekend, the Sunderland Echo report.

The Black Cats travel to the South Coast currently sitting outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

Southampton, in contrast, are safe in midtable and can be confident of breaching a brittle Sunderland back-line as they last failed to score at home in a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in December.

Borini, however, feels his side can take advantage of the Saints’ over-confidence and cites how a clever display from his side could bag the Wearside cub all three points.

“Southampton have showed that they can be unbelievable this season but they can also be beatable. They are confident players and sometimes they can be too confident,” Borini said.

“They are a good footballing side though, and it is a chance for us to play cleverly and win the points.”

Sunderland last kept a clean sheet in the Premier League in November, and boss Sam Allardyce will know that a poor defensive record will make his side’s task of survival all the more difficult.

Southampton have been beaten five times at St. Mary’s this season, yet their recent record with the Black Cats is pretty decent and boss Ronald Koeman saw his side beat the Mackems 8-0 only 18 months ago.

Sunderland have become a different team since that miserable defeat, and they will be keen to give their supporters something to cheer about on their second longest trip of the season.

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