Predicted Sunderland and Southampton line-ups

Here are the possible teams for Sunderland against Southampton this weekend.

To be played on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Odds: Sunderland 7/2, Draw 12/5, Southampton 20/19

Sunderland will be keen to banish the memory of an 8-0 thrashing by Southampton earlier in the season when the sides meet this weekend.

A lot has happened at the Stadium of Light since that point and the current side will be much more difficult for the Saints to get the better of.

As has been the case for several weeks, Sunderland are under massive pressure and need to put three points on the board to try and improve their chances of staying up.

Southampton are competing at the other end of the table and are looking to try and secure European football for next season.

Getting into the Europa League is something that plenty of fans would have settled for at the start of the season.

Ronald Koeman needs to warn his players that they can’t show any complacency because of the result between these sides earlier in the campaign.

Three points for Sunderland should be enough to help them out of the bottom three, while Southampton could move into fifth place if they win and other results go their way.

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • William Buckley
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Connor Wickham

Southampton predicted lineup

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Eljero Elia
  • Sadio Mané
  • Shane Long
  • Graziano Pellè

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