Southampton – Stoke City LIVE In-Play – Southampton are just outside the bottom three on goal difference after making a 1-1 draw against Burnley last workout. Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have lost one of the past nine but are fighting to turn draws into wins.
Stoke are just one point behind Southampton but are addressing the very same issues because their relegation rivals. They’ve just lost one of the past five however three of these games have ended in draws. The Potters haven’t won or maintained a clean sheet away from home since October, making matters hard for Paul Lambert’s side on Satuday. Both groups might need to settle for one more attraction here.
Sofiane Boufal was the sole injured player Southampton was able to recuperate from last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Nathan Redmond has been given a rare start past weekend and caped his operation using all the WhoScored Man of the Match award, which might retain Boufal on the seat here. Maya Yoshida, Steven Davis and Shane Long stay doubts about the home side, but Charlie Austin is ruled out.
A foot injury kept Ryan Shawcross from last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Leicester however, the Stoke captain has since returned to instruction. Darren Fletcher was dropped out of the group and will aspire to return here, though Geoff Cameron impressed in his absence. 18-year-old ahead Tyrese Campbell made his debut last weekend but might need to settle for one more spot on the seat here. Konstantinos Stafylidis will aspire to continue to keep his place at left-back after making his whole debut for Stoke last time outside. Lee Grant can be sidelined this weekend.