Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(79) 49 Goals 28 (46)
(54) 34 Assists 7 (29)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
26.2 Average Age 26.4
179 Average Height (cm) 184.9
(1.1) 1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(51%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 53% (51%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1) 1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Championship.

Missing Players

Southampton
Birmingham
Player Reason Status Rating
Jack Stephens Out 6.54
Ross Stewart Out 6.06
Juan Larios Out N/A
Taylor Harwood-Bellis Doubtful 6.96
Player Reason Status Rating
George Hall Out 6.07
Ethan Laird Out 7.06
Tyler Roberts Out 6.32
Keshi Anderson Out 6.43
Lee Buchanan Out 6.85
Alfie Chang Out N/A
Juninho Bacuna Out 6.89

Team News

Southampton
Birmingham
  • Russell Martin could be without Taylor Harwood-Bellis this weekend after the England youth international missed Wednesday night's game with a knock.
  • Ryan Manning has served his suspension and will return at left-back, while Kamaldeen Sulemana and Stuart Armstrong could also start.
  • Wayne Rooney could make two changes to his midfield for the trip to St. Mary's with Jordan James and Gary Gardner returning to the starting XI.
  • Versatile midfielder Juninho Bacuna picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Wednesday night and will miss out.

Prediction

  • Southampton continued their recovery on Wednesday night, securing a valuable point on their travels at Deepdale following a late Ched Evans own goal.
  • Russell Martin looks to have steadied the ship following a concerning losing streak with the Saints now unbeaten in five heading into gameweek 14.
  • Wayne Rooney was drafted into Birmingham with the hope that he would play 'no fear' football, but after two games in charge, he is yet to oversee a point or even a goal.
  • The Blues have dropped to 13th in the table after back-to-back league defeats with Rooney now in dire need of a result.
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