For Southampton the stakes couldn’t be higher. Win at Swansea City this evening and Premier League survival is almost complete. Lose, however, and the Saints will be staring Championship football in the face.
Mark Hughes can’t afford to get his team selection wrong. It’s why he will be sweating on the fitness of Mario Lemina (hamstring). Steven Davis is ruled out (Achilles) while Maya Yoshida is suspended after being dismissed in the draw with Everton at the weekend.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Southampton side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
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