Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-4-1-1
  • Cork
  • 6.86928571428572
  • Rose
  • 7.01222222222222
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 39 Goals 36 (39)
(24) 16 Assists 21 (22)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
26.5 Average Age 27.7
183.1 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(50%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 45% (45%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.9) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Richard Chaplow Out 6.02333333333333
Adam Lallana Out 6.97533333333333
Frazer Richardson Out 6.412
Paulo Gazzaniga Doubtful 6.55333333333333
Daniel Fox Doubtful 6.477
Player Reason Status Rating
Lee Cattermole Out 6.701
Wes Brown Out N/A
Danny Rose Doubtful 7.01222222222222
Phil Bardsley Doubtful 6.39388888888889
Steven Fletcher Doubtful 6.97214285714286

Team News

  • Gaston Ramirez will play centrally with Jay Rodriguez on the left, with Adam Lallana having suffered ligament damage to his knee that will keep him out for a while.
  • Kelvin Davis kept what was only Southampton's 2nd clean sheet of the season in the win over Reading last time out, and he may keep his spot with Paulo Gazzaniga struggling with a shoulder injury.
  • After having had a week off (due to Chelsea playing at the Club World Cup) Nigel Adkins men should be fresh for this game.
  • Steven Fletcher remains a doubt with the back injury that has troubled him in recent weeks and forced him off at Old Trafford last week.
  • Fraizier Campbell came off the bench to score in that game and could be an option here.
  • Danny Rose should return at left-back, with Jack Colback going back into central midfield, though Craig Gardner might be needed at right-back with Bardsley unlikely to return. Carlos Cuellar is another option there, though.

Prediction

  • Southampton have climbed out of the relegation zone and are now 17th even after not playing last week. So with a game in hand, things are looking a great deal rosier for Nigel Adkins side.
  • Sunderland, meanwhile, sit just one point above the Saints in the table, with their recent win over Reading their only victory in 6 matches. With Steven Fletcher's goals having dried up somewhat, they are going to need other players to start chipping in.
  • The home side will, for one of the first times this season, be favourites to win here, and with the chance of rising as many as 3 places up the table if they take 3 points, they need little motivation to go all out for victory. Having won only once on the road this season, Sunderland may play for the draw, but they will do well to get one.
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Comments (1)

 
  • this match is big for both teams prem survival, im gonna go for a draw 1-1.

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