Confirmed: Bournemouth and Southampton line-ups

Bournemouth AFC player huddle

Here is how Bournemouth and Southampton will line up tonight:

Bournemouth welcome Southampton to the Vitality Stadium this evening for their latest Premier League clash.

The hosts are currently 15th in the table, five points clear of the drop zone with 11 matches remaining, so they will be keen to get a few more points on the board sooner rather than later.

As for Southampton, they are seventh and pushing hard for a European place next season with just four points separating them and fifth-placed Manchester United as things stand.

In short, both sides will be hopeful for the three points for very different reasons.

Southampton have a great recent record against this evening’s opponents, winning the last five including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.

With Bournemouth struggling at home in recent times this would be a great time for them to turn their recent misfortune around. However, Ronald Koeman has a very impressive squad at his disposal and only time will tell how this one plays out.

Bournemouth lineup

Starting:

  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Benik Afobe
  • Max Gradel
  • Joshua King

Substitutes: Adam Federici, Sylvain Distin, Tommy Elphick, Dan Gosling, Marc Pugh, Lewis Grabban, Glenn Murray.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Fraser Forster
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Sadio Mané
  • Oriol Romeu
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Charlie Austin
  • Shane Long

Substitutes: Maarten Stekelenburg, Cuco Martina, Matt Targett, Jordy Clasie, Steven Davis, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pellè.

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