Their poor form in front of goal is shown up by the fact they have only scored 30 goals in 23 matches. This gives them a total of 1.30 goals per game. This is not a good enough record to provide the level of success that was expected at the start of the season.
They aren’t having much luck defensively either. Currently Southampton have let in 39 goals. This is far too many for a team with their aspirations, and when you consider that they have conceded this many in just 23 games it shows why they have struggled this season. They have conceded 1.70 goals per game. Unless they manage to stop the flow of goals going the wrong way, they are unlikely to be able to turn their season around.
With just 8 games won this season out of their 23 games played, their poor showing up front and at the back has caused them to be on a dismal run of form. Their win percentage for the season is just 45.65% and this is definitely not acceptable to Southampton’s fanbase.
They have lost 5 games out of their last five. This shows that not only has their season been a disappointment, but they have also been unable to turn it around recently. This does not bode well for the future.
Overall, all of these factors have come together to cause Southampton to have a much less impressive season than they expected at the start of the season.