Southampton's goal difference is shocking.
Since the start of the season, they've conceded 24 goals in eight league games, and to be quite honest, if you want to stay in the Premier League, you can't afford to concede an average of three goals every game.
Especially when manager Nigel Adkins persists on substituting Southampton's only consistent goal threat, goal machine Rickie Lambert.
Adkins doesn't have to sacrifice his footballing principles to stay up, but he has to give his team the best chance of scoring goals, and more often than not, that comes when Lambert is on the pitch.
Whether he's creating or scoring goals, Saints look like a better team when Lambert plays.
Defensively, Saints look suspect.
They simply have to tighten up at the back to give themselves any chance of survival, and they've got a massive task in front of them on Sunday afternoon.
Andre Villas-Boas takes his Spurs side to St. Mary's on the back of a 4-2 defeat to Chelsea, which seemed to be centred around enigmatic Frenchman William Gallas.
Erratic, controversial and mystifying are all words that could be used to describe Gallas, but it's never boring when he's involved.
There's no doubt that Spurs missed Gareth Bale and Moussa Dembele last week, and should they feature on Sunday, Tottenham have a great chance of adding to Southampton's woes.
Jermain Defoe seems to have found his confidence again and AVB is reaping the benefits.
I just don't see how Southampton can get a positive result on Sunday, especially with the players at Spurs' disposal.
It could be a long hard season for Adkins, but like I've said earlier, if Saints have any chance of winning, Rickie Lambert has to be on the pitch.
It's as simple as that.