At the bottom of the Premier League table, Sunderland will be fighting with all they’ve got to escape relegation. They will host Southampton at the Stadium Of Light in the 25th round of the English Premier League.
The Black Cats Are Ready
After four games without a win, the hosts have won their last game in the Premier League. The team have been struggling ever since the start of the campaign. They are now at the bottom of the table with no room for error till the rest of the season. Sunderland have collected a total of 5 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in the Premier League. Their last league match was against Crystal Palace away from home where they won 4-0.
Sunderland are currently sitting in the 20th place in the league table. They have 19 points from 5 wins, 4 draws and 15 losses. The team scored 24 goals and conceded 42 since the start of the season.
David Moyes won’t want to make changes to the team that beat Crystal Palace 4-0 last time out but the Sunderland manager has some injury concerns. Adnan Januzaj picked up a hip injury in that victory but Moyes will hope to have the Manchester United loanee available following his best performance of the season. Jack Rodwell suffered a hamstring problem and isn’t expected to recover in time for Saturday’s match against Southampton, while John O’Shea is also struggling with the same problem.
The Visitors Looking To Bounce Back
Despite the fact that the visitors are ahead of the hosts in the league table, they are not in a much better form at the moment. The Black Cats lost four of their last five league games. Southampton have collected a total of 3 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in the Premier League. Their last league match was against West Ham at home where they lost 3-1.
Southampton are currently sitting in the 13th place in the league table. They have 27 points from 7 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses. They have scored 24 goals and conceded 31 since the start of the season.
Southampton will be without Sofiane Boufal after he picked up an ankle injury in the 3-1 defeat against West Ham last time out. Jake Hesketh and Mouez Hassen are also doubts, while Jeremy Pied, Matt Targett, Charlie Austin, Virgil van Dijk and Alex McCarthy.
Head To Head
Southampton have won 2 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in October 2016 when the final score was 1-0 to the visitors in the EFL Cup.
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