Burnley v Southampton: match preview

on 14 February 2020

Burnley won the season-opening reverse fixture 3-0, a result that set Southampton up for a miserable autumn. Both sides are now sitting comfortably in mid-table, but neither manager seems likely to accept any drop in intensity after the winter break. James Ward-Prowse is in contention after suffering a cut to his knee in the FA Cup defeat to Tottenham, while Matt Lowton and Charlie Taylor face late fitness tests for Burnley. Ashley Barnes, who scored twice in the August game at Turf Moor, remains sidelined with a groin problem. Burnley are something of a bogey side for Southampton; the Saints are winless in their last six Premier League meetings, scoring only two goals. Niall McVeigh

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue St Mary’s Stadium

Last season Southampton 0 Burnley 0

Referee Simon Hooper

This season G7 Y22 R2 8.46 cards/game

Odds H 4-5 A 4-1 D 5-2

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Lewis, Vestergaard, Vokins, Walker-Peters, Slattery, Smallbone, Romeu, Boufal, Sims, McQueen, Danso, Djenepo, Adams, Obafemi

Doubtful Valery (knock), Walker-Peters (match fitness), Ward-Prowse (knee)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y39 R2

Form DWWLWL

Leading scorer Ings 14

BURNLEY

Subs from Legzdins, Peacock-Farrell, Hart, Brownhill, Brady, Pieters, Lennon, Bardsley, Vydra, Long, Dunne, Koiki, Gibson

Doubtful Lowton (knee), Taylor (thigh)

Injured Barnes (groin, 22 Feb), Gudmundsson (thigh, 22 Feb)

Suspended None

Discipline Y43 R0

Form LLLWWD

Leading scorer Wood 10

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