Southampton will be looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when they visit Newcastle United tomorrow evening.
Three more points will take the Saints to the tally of 39 which would all but secure their Premier League status for another year.
This comes after an impressive 3-1 victory at home to Wolves last time out thanks to a double from Nathan Redmond and a third through Shane Long.
Newcastle had been on a very impressive run of five straight home wins before a surprise defeat to Crystal Palace at St James’ Park a fortnight ago.
They did get back to winning ways last weekend after grinding out a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium against Leicester.
The main question with regards to the Saints team selection for this clash is whether Ralph Hasenhuttl sticks to the 5-3-2 formation or switches to a four at the back system.
The only time the gaffer has changed to four at the back was against Brighton when he altered to 4-2-2-2 due to Jannik Vestergaard’s injury.
The Dane is a doubt for this game as well which may result in a similar team choice to the Brighton win.
Here’s how we predict the side to line up:
GK - Angus Gunn
There’s little doubt about Gunn maintaining his place in the Saints goal.
RB - Yan Valery
We predict Valery will play at right-back as opposed to the right wing-back role that he usually operates.
CB - Jan Bednarek
He is the most reliable centre-half at the moment and is likely to start again.
CB - Maya Yoshida
If our prediction of a back four is correct then Yoshida is most likely to partner Bednarek due to Vestergaard’s knock.
LB - Ryan Bertrand
Since his return from injury, Bertrand has been impressive and should start once more.
CM - Oriol Romeu
Romeu should be even more important with a back four due to his ability of protecting the defenders.
CM - Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
We predict the captain will sit slightly deeper along with Romeu.
CAM - James Ward-Prowse
Ward-Prowse will get even more licence to get forward in a 4-2-2-2 formation.
CAM - Josh Sims
We think that Sims did enough in the win against Wolves to get the nod over Stuart Armstrong.
ST - Nathan Redmond
There’s no question about Redmond starting up-front again after a well-taken double against Wolves.
ST - Danny Ings
Another player who impressed against Wolves and will be given the opportunity to continue his link-up play with Redmond.