Predicted Southampton and Stoke City line-ups - Same side for Koeman?

Match to be played on Saturday 25th October 2014 at 15:00. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Southampton will be on a high as they have had all week to bathe in the reflective glory of thrashing Sunderland 8-0 last weekend.

It’s a great position for Ronald Koeman’s side to be in although they will face a different challenge against Stoke City this weekend who may not be as easy to beat.

The Saints are staring at the very realistic possibility of chasing down Chelsea at the top of the Premier League and three points could put them second if they win and West Ham beat Manchester City at Upton Park.

Stoke are also on a high after a 2-1 win against Swansea City, as they continue their progression up the Premier League table.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes will stress there is a very good chance that his side could be sitting in the European places by the end of the weekend should other results go their way

Here are the sides Koeman and Hughes could go with this weekend.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Davis, Schneiderlin, Cork, Long, Pelle, Tadic

Stoke City: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Adam, Diouf, Ireland, Assaidi, Crouch

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