Predicted Southampton and Stoke line-ups

Here is how we predict Southampton and Stoke City will line up for this weekend’s match:

To be played on Saturday 21st November 2015 at 15:00. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Odds: Southampton 4/7, Draw 14/5, Stoke 5/1

Southampton welcome Stoke City to St Mary’s on Saturday as both sets of players return to domestic matters following the international break.

Southampton are currently seventh in the Premier League with 20 points from a possible 36 and they will want to keep in touch with the sides directly above them for as long as possible this season.

As for Stoke, they are 12th in the table, four points worse off than Saturday’s opponents, but Mark Hughes’ side will know a victory could see them make considerable headway in the division.

Last time out Southampton won 1-0 away to Sunderland while Stoke piled the pressure on Chelsea with a 1-0 victory of their own.

In early team news, Southampton must do without Fraser Forster, Florin Gardos and Jay Rodgriguez while summer signing Virgil van Dijk is a minor doubt due to a knee injury.

Stoke are without Shay Given and Marc Muniesa but otherwise they have a clean bill of health.

Southampton predicted lineup

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Jordy Clasie
  • Steven Davis
  • Sadio Mané
  • Dusan Tadic
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè

Stoke predicted lineup

  • Jack Butland
  • Glen Johnson
  • Erik Pieters
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Philipp Wollscheid
  • Charlie Adam
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Bojan
  • Jonathan Walters

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