Jack Butland mistake

Southampton vs Stoke predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups

Southampton vs Stoke City – 101 Great Goals prediction: Southampton 2-1 Stoke

Southampton to beat Stoke 2-1 is 7/1 with Paddy Power.

A superior goal difference is all that separates Southampton with those in the relegation zone. A point behind them, Stoke are 19th in the table.

Despite drawing their last match on the road, The Potters have the worst away record in the Premier League this season.

Southampton vs Stoke: Who will win?

Southampton are 4/6 favourites to win this game.

Stoke can be backed at 4/1 for the victory.

Xherdan Shaqiri is 9/2 to score anytime.

Manolo Gabbiadini is 4/1 to score the first goal.

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Shane Long finally scores

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Southampton vs Stoke: Premier League preview

Southampton host Stoke City at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.

Southampton come into the match 16th in the league table, just one point above Saturday’s opponents who lie in the relegation zone.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have only lost one of their last eight in all competitions – a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool – but have also drawn a further four.

Last weekend a stoppage-time equaliser from Manolo Gabbiadini secured a point at Burnley.

Can Stoke avoid the drop?

Stoke ended a run of four straight Premier League away defeats last weekend with a 1-1 draw at Leicester. Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring before Jack Butland scored an own goal late on.

Paul Lambert’s side have only lost one of their last five in all competitions, but their last away win in the league came back in October.

No side has conceded more away goals in the league this season than Stoke’s 33. Southampton, meanwhile, have picked up the second-fewest points at home during the campaign.

Earlier in the week Potters’ striker Saido Berahino passed the two-year mark since his last goal.

Stoke were 2-1 winners when in September’s reverse fixture at the Bet365. Maya Yoshida cancelled out Mame Biram Diouf’s opener before Peter Crouch scored a late winner.

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Southampton team news vs Stoke

Charlie Austin remains out until at least last March with a thigh injury.

A knee injury rules out Maya Yoshida, while Shane Long is a doubt with a hamstring strain.

Steven Davis has a knock but is hoping to be involved.

Stoke team news vs Southampton

The game will come too soon for Stephen Ireland who has a calf strain.

Ryan Shawcross is a doubt with an ankle injury, while former Southampton striker Peter Crouch could be back in contention following an ankle problem.

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Southampton predicted line-up vs Stoke

Predicted Southampton XI vs Stoke

Predicted Southampton XI vs Stoke

Stoke predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Stoke XI vs Southampton

Predicted Stoke XI vs Southampton

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