Southampton sit firmly in ninth place a point behind Newcastle of whom have a game in hand over them. Chambers looks to start over Clyne at right back with the teams two main center defenders set to start alongside each other. Wanyama looks to start alongside Schneiderlin in the middle of the park as Davis and Rodriguez make up the flanks. Lambert will lead the line closely aided by Lallana from a deeper role. Cork and Hooiveld are both doubtful.
Norwich City (4-4-1-1): Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, van Wolfswinkel
Norwich City are looking to field a 4-4-1-1 formation on their visit to St Mary’s. Sitting in 15th place and with four points away from the drop zone, Norwich need to start bagging points as the season draws to a close. The Canaries may use the same players who hosted Stoke last weekend as this looks to be their starting 11. Yobo and Bassong make up the center defenders with last weeks goalscorer Johnson sitting in midfield alongside Tettey. Van Wolfswinkel is the lone striker as Hoolahan looks to play the attacking midfield role.
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When Norwich hosted Southampton earlier this season, they came out on top with a 1-0 score line courtesy of a goal from Nathan Redmond. This time, when they travel to Southampton, they desperately need another win to keep them in the safe zone.
Robert Snodgrass looks to be Norwich’s most threatening asset, as he either scored or assisted four of Norwich’s last five goals. He can be a handful if he controls his side of the field and provides for his team-mates.
Southampton have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League home matches (W1 D3 L4).
Norwich City have lost eight of their last 11 Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D2 L8) including the last four in a row.
Five of the last seven meetings in all competitions between Southampton and Norwich have ended as a draw (one win each).
In 2009-10 this fixture was being played in League One (England’s third tier) and current players Adam Lallana and Wes Hoolahan opened the scoring for their respective teams.
Southampton and Norwich are the two sides to have let the most points slip from winning positions this season (15 each).
Southampton have been in either eighth or ninth position in the Premier League since December 4th.
Four of Southampton’s five goals in their last five Premier League games have come before half-time.
Norwich have lost all 10 Premier League away games in which they’ve trailed in this season.
After providing assists in three successive Premier League games in December, Adam Lallana has now gone 10 PL apps without one for Southampton.
Only three of Jay Rodriguez’s 11 Premier League goals this season have come at St Mary’s.