Southampton will be looking to ease their relegation fears with a big three points when they host Wolves tomorrow afternoon.
The Saints showed promise in their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out and will hope to back that up with a positive result.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side currently sit five points above the drop zone but only one place clear of 18th placed Cardiff City.
With Cardiff facing Burnley at the same time, the gap could be reduced to just two points if everything goes against Southampton.
This could therefore prove a pivotal weekend in the survival race which makes this team selection even more important.
Hasenhuttl has predominantly opted for a 5-3-2 formation since his arrival but through everyone off guard a fortnight ago when he fielded his side in a 4-2-2-2 system against Brighton.
Danny Ings returns for this clash after being unavailable to face his parent club against Liverpool.
Here’s how we predict the gaffer to line up:
GK - Angus Gunn
Gunn has ensured he is the firm number one in the Saints goal.
RWB - Yan Valery
The youngster has been very impressive since the turn of the year and should start again.
CB - Jan Bednarek
If the boss does opt for a back three as we predict then Bednarek is likely to play on the right side of the centre-backs.
CB - Maya Yoshida
Since replacing Jack Stephens, Yoshida has been a mainstay in the side and we think that will continue.
CB - Jannik Vestergaard
Wolves pose a real threat with Jimenez and Jota up-front and Vestergaard will have his work cut out.
LWB - Ryan Bertrand
Bertrand has flourished in this wing-back role and is expected to keep his place.
CM - James Ward-Prowse
The Saints will be looking to make the most of Ward-Prowse’s lethal set-pieces and persistent energy.
CM - Oriol Romeu
With Mario Lemina still injured, Romeu is expected to anchor the midfield again.
CM - Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
The captain has thrived in recent weeks after scoring the winner over Brighton and impressing again against Liverpool.
ST - Nathan Redmond
Another player who has impressed since the gaffer took over and is likely to sit slightly deeper than the main striker once more.
ST - Danny Ings
Despite Shane Long scoring the Southampton goal against Liverpool, we believe that Ings’ return will see him replace Long up-front.