The (1)4-2-3-1 is the predicted Southampton formation. In goal will likely be McCarthy, with a back four that could see Stephens alongside Hoedt as the central defensive pairing. Cedric and Bertrand are expected to play as the full-backs this time out, as Targett is ruled out, allowing Bertrand back into the starting side. Romeu is expected to play with Hojbjerg slightly deeper than the next line of three, including Boufal, Ward-Prowse and Davis. Carrillo is set to be the lone striker and get on that scoresheet.
Cedric – Hoedt – Stephens – Bertrand
Romeu – Hojbjerg
Ward-Prowse – Davis – Boufal