Stoke city face Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday night at the Bet365 Stadium with only one point separating the two sides in the Premier League. Stoke City Vs. Southampton Match Information, Team News,Prediction
Potters boss Mark Hughes will go up against Saints manager Claude Puel for the first time and a victory for either side could see them move as high as 7th league depending on other results.
Southampton currently occupy 10th place as they aim to win two consecutive league matches for only the second time this season, while 11th placed Stoke City are looking to recover from their 3-1 defeat against Arsenal last Saturday.
Stoke City Vs. Southampton Match Information, Team News,Prediction
Stoke City vs Southampton Match Information
What : England Premier Leauge
Date : Wednesday, December 14, 2016
When : Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Mark Hughes is hopeful defensive duo Glen Johnson (eye infection ) and Marc Muniesa (knee ) are both passed fit for the visit of Southampton.
Captain Ryan Shawcross is expected to miss out with a calf problem but striker Jon Walters could return following a thigh injury.
Saints striker Charlie Austin is set to miss the next four months of action after dislocating his shoulder, the likes of Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long are in contention to start up top.
Backup keeper Alex McCarthy and full-back Matt Targett are both unavailable for the trip to Stoke.
Stoke City Vs. Southampton Head To Head Stats
Southampton came to the Britannia stadium and returned with a 2-1 win when the sides met in the Premier League last season. This broke Stoke City’s 5 match unbeaten run at home against the Saints in league matches in which they picked 2 win and 3 draws.
Both teams have scored in the last 8 matches at the Britannia Stadium between the two in all competitions and 7 of those have seen over 2.5 goals.
Southampton led the last 9 head to dead meetings against Stoke in all venues with 3 wins, 4 draws, 2 defeats.
Stoke City Vs. Southampton Line-up
Stoke City Line-up : Grant, Johnson, Muniesa, Martins Indi, Pieters, Imula, Allen, Shaqiri, Diouf, Arnautovic.
Southampton Line-up : Foster, Marina, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Clasie, Boufal, Redmond, Long.
Stoke City will look to capitalize on Southampton’s poor away from as they have won only of their last seven away seven games in the league, including four defeats.
A draw is the most likely result at the Bet365 stadium with both sides in need of a striker capable of finding the net as the Saints are without Austin and Wilfried Bony stuggling to make an impact at Stoke.
Stoke City 1-1 Southampton