They gave both Manchester City and United a scare - leading in both matches before defeats in both - and recently showed what they can do at St Mary’s via a 4-1 win against Villa.
Away matches have been their Achilles Heel so far with four defeats in four.
“Southampton’s performances haven’t been that bad,” said Andre.
“Certainly they gave Manchester City and Manchester United a run for their money and then beat Villa.
“It’s eaerly to say what will happen to them for the rest of the Premier League season. They’ve not been getting the results they want, but it’s definitely a hard game for us.
“It’s important to get back to winning ways in the Premier League and we’ll approach the game on that basis, but with the understanding that it’s not going to be easy for us.”
Andre certainly feels the Saints’ performances have deserved more than their four points so far in the Premier League.