Confirmed: Southampton and Bournemouth line-ups

St Marys Southampton

Here is how Southampton and Bournemouth will line up this weekend:

Southampton welcome Bournemouth to St Mary’s for the final Premier League match of the weekend.

The Saints are currently 10th in the Premier League while Bournemouth are 17th, just one point clear of the relegation zone after their run of injuries took its toll.

That said, Bournemouth still have enough quality to get one over Southampton in their own backyard and Ronald Koeman will ensure his side is fully focused on getting three points this afternoon.

The Saints have never lost at home to today’s opponents and they are currently on a four-match unbeaten run that they will be desperate to keep going.

In contrast Bournemouth have only tasted victory in one of their last seven top flight matches and that is the kind of run their manager Eddie Howe will know has to end sooner rather than later, especially with the likes of Sunderland and Newcastle United showing signs of recovery below them.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Jordy Clasie
  • Steven Davis
  • Sadio Mané
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Steven Caulker, Maya Yoshida, Oriol Romeu, Gastón Ramírez, James Ward-Prowse, Juanmi.

Bournemouth lineup

Starting:

  • Adam Federici
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Dan Gosling
  • Marc Pugh
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Glenn Murray

Substitutes: Ryan Allsop, Baily Cargill, Shaun MacDonald, Junior Stanislas, Yann Kermorgant, Joshua King, Lee Tomlin.

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