Southampton confidence flowing ahead of tough run

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Southampton can use the confidence that their superb start has given them to help them through the tricky fixtures they are facing.

After visiting Aston Villa tomorrow night, Ronald Koeman's side face Manchester City on Sunday, before taking on Arsenal and Manchester United over the next couple of weeks.

As they are currently sitting second in the Premier League table though, those fixtures will not seem as testing as they once would.

Wave of confidence

For Koeman's side are currently riding on a wave of confidence that will give them belief going into the difficult run.

They are unbeaten against Manchester City at St. Mary's in their last two meetings there, and having already beaten Arsenal this season in the Capital One Cup, the Saints will go into the matches in a buoyant mood.

And whilst Manchester United won away for the first time this season yesterday, they still look vulnerable enough to give Koeman and his staff hope that they could come through the run unscathed.

Five point target

With two of the three matches coming at St. Mary's, the Saints should be looking to add at least five points to their tally out of a possible nine.

If Ronald Koeman's side could take a point from both Manchester City at home and Arsenal away, with a victory over Louis Van Gaal's United side at the end, they would certainly be pleased with their reward.

If they are to challenge for a top four place this season though, remaining unbeaten and gaining at least one win from the three matches will be the least that Ronald Koeman should be expecting from his side.

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