Confirmed: Southampton line-up vs Vitesse Arnhem

St Marys Southampton

Here is how Southampton will line up in their Europa League qualifier against Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.

Southampton starting XI: Stekelenburg, Cédric, Fonte (c), Yoshida, Targett, Wanyama, Clasie, S. Davis, Tadić, Mané, Pellè.

Southampton begin their Europa League qualification campaign against Vitesse at St. Mary's this evening.

Ronald Koeman's side are the big favourites to advance through from the two-legged affair, but they will have to be wary of their Dutch opponents, who enjoyed a good season last term.

The club's highest ever Premier League finish last season came as a result of the club's solid home form, which saw them lose just four and win 11 of their 19 games at St Mary's, so the club's fans would be correct in expecting a victory. 

Southampton have been rounding off their pre-season in the Netherlands over the past week and looked in formidable form after easily dispatching both Groningen and Feyenoord 3-0.

Tonight's fixture will represent the first occasion in 12 years that the south coast outfit have been able to represent the Premier League in a European competition.

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