Southampton predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Tadic and Lemina return as Saints change system

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Southampton have struggled this season, having won just one Premier League game.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Southampton travel to Selhurst Park this weekend looking to pile on the misery for Crystal Palace and hand Roy Hodgson a defeat in his first game since being appointed manager by the Eagles.

However, Mauricio Pellegrino's side go into the contest with little confidence themselves, having suffered a 2-0 defeat against Watford in their most recent game.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

The loss has meant that Southampton are still looking for only their second victory of the campaign, while it was also the fourth game out of five in which Pellegrino's men have failed to find the back of the net.

With Palace in deep trouble, it would be no surprise if Pellegrino keeps faith with the 4-2-3-1 system that he has used all season - but perhaps given the Saints' struggles to score, a change in formation would be wise.

Danny Williams and Christopher Schindler of Huddersfield Town tackle Dusan Tadic of Southampton during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton at John Smith's...

Switching to a more orthodox 4-3-3, Mario Lemina may come back into the middle of the park, while Dusan Tadic may replace Nathan Redmond on the wing after the former Norwich man endured a miserable afternoon against the Hornets.

Elsewhere, Virgil van Dijk may perhaps remain sidelined after his torrid time playing for the Saints' under-23 side against their Aston Villa counterparts earlier this week.

Changing system just slightly may have little impact on how many chances Southampton create, but Pellegrino would surely be wise to consider changing something as, given Palace's form, the weekend seems to be the perfect opportunity to get the season properly up and running.

Here is how we expect Southampton may line up if Pellegrino decides to change the structure...

Southampton predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

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