Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for Southampton’s clash with West Brom at St Mary’s.
Southampton vs West Brom (St Mary’s)
Southampton will be without Nathan Redmond as they welcome West Brom to St Mary’s in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 22-year-old midfielder was sent off in their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday and manager Claude Puel has confirmed the club will not be appealing the decision.
Nathan Redmond will miss Saturday’s match after receiving red against Tottenham
Jordy Clasie (groin), Matt Targett (hamstring) and Charlie Austin (shoulder) remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Forster, Fonte, Bertrand, Soares, van Dijk, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Taylor, Yoshida, Davis, McQueen, Reed, Long, Sims, Rodriguez, Boufal, Tadic.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis could make changes for their trip to Southampton on Saturday.
Jonny Evans is nursing a minor thigh injury and will be assessed with Pulis unwilling to risk his players ahead of Monday’s visit of Hull.
Jonny Evans will be assessed ahead of West Brom’s game with Southampton
Despite two games in 48 hours, Saido Berahino will not be included as he continues to regain fitness following three months out having been deemed overweight by the club.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Palmer, Dawson, Evans, Nyom, Olsson, McAuley, Galloway, Brunt, Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner, Morrison, McClean, Chadli, Phillips, Field, Rondon, Leko, Robson-Kanu,
Key match stats (supplied by Opta)
Southampton have lost just once in their last six Premier League contests against the Baggies at home (W3 D2).
West Brom have scored just once in their last six Premier League games against Southampton but this was enough for victory in February 2015 (D2 L3).
Only once in 12 previous Premier League games between these two have both teams scored – a 2-2 draw contested by Steve Wigley’s Saints and Frank Burrows’ West Brom.
West Brom will be hoping Salomon Rondon provides the goals for the team on Saturday
Charlie Austin has scored four times in two previous Premier League games v West Brom, including a hat-trick for QPR in December 2014.
Southampton have failed to win their final league game of a calendar year since 2010 (D2 L3 since).
SOUTHAMPTON VS WEST BROM
Kick-off: Sat, 15:00pm
Referee: Mike Jones
Odds (subject to change):
West Brom 17/4
Claude Puel (Southampton)
Tony Pulis (West Brom)
Recent league form:
Southampton – WLWDWL
West Brom – DWDWLL
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