4-3-1-2 line-up with changes: Predicted Southampton side to play Inter Milan

Here is how we predict Southampton will line up against Inter Milan this week:

To be played on Thursday 20th October 2016 at 17:00. Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza,

Odds: Inter 7/5, Draw 23/10, Southampton 15/8

Southampton manager Claude Puel

Southampton are enjoying a superb season so far under new manager Claude Puel, and they will be hoping that continues when they take on Italian giants Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Saints defeated Burnley 3-1 last time out, with the in-form Charlie Austin grabbing another two goals, and their recent performances have seen them move up to eighth in the Premier League, just four points outside the European places and only five away from the top four.

Southampton manager Claude Puel during training

In early team news Southampton are without Ryan Bertrand, Cedric Soares, Jeremy Pied and Sofiane Boufal, while Matt Targett is rated at 50/50 after coming off at the weekend.

His replacement then, Sam McQueen, is expected to start after excelling on his Premier League debut.

Below is the starting XI we expect Southampton to put out on Thursday evening as they bid to continue their superb start to their Europa League campaign.

Inter predicted lineup

  • Samir Handanović
  • Danilo D'Ambrosio
  • Senna Miangue
  • Jeison Murillo
  • Andrea Ranocchia
  • Éver Banega
  • Antonio Candreva
  • Assane Gnoukouri
  • Felipe Melo
  • Rodrigo Palacio
  • Éder

Southampton predicted lineup

  • Fraser Forster
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Cuco Martina
  • Sam McQueen
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Pierre Højbjerg
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Dušan Tadić
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Charlie Austin
  • Shane Long

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