Southampton vs Burnley: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Premier League
|Burnley can complete the league double over Southampton for the first time since 1946/47 in the second tier, having won 3-0 at Turf Moor on the opening weekend. (Source: premierleague.com)|
Southampton vs Burnley
Saturday 15th February
St. Mary's Stadium
Burnley survived the Pierre Emerick Aubameyang bug last time out.
They shut the Arsenal forward out for the first time since his big-money move from Dortmund two years ago, they will look to take that form into their away game at St. Mary’s Stadium.
In the continued absence of Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Jay Rodriquez continue to lead the line.
The compact defense of James Tarkowski and the indefatigable Ben Mee will have to do what many defenses haven’t been able to do… Stop Danny Ings.
But one consoling tip is the fact that The Saints haven’t beaten The Clarets in any of their last five.
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters will most likely make his debut after joining the Saints on loan.
The home side have a fully fit side as James Ward-Prowse is set to play despite being stretchered off during the FA Cup loss at Tottenham.
Matt Lowton and Charlie Taylor are in the race to be match fit for Burnley as the defensive duos are assessed for injuries.
Ashley Barnes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are still unavailable but new signing Brownhill is in the team.
Verdict: Saints to win or draw