Bristol City arrive at St Mary’s with the memory of their recent beating of Saints at Ashton Gate in their minds. They will be hopeful of completing the double over us but should find us a completely different proposition this time around.
Southampton Team News:
Richard Chaplow has tweaked his knee in training and will stay out for a while longer. Steve De Ridder didn’t do too badly against Palace and may keep his place. David Connolly got 10 minutes and will probably be on the bench again.
Player to watch: Morgan Schneiderlin
If given the same role as against Palace I can see Morgan being a very important player in our team.
Bristol Cioty Team News:
Liam Fontaine will miss the game and could be out for 6 weeks. James Wilson his replacement on Boxing Day could keep his place.
Player to watch: Albert Adomah
The winger gave Danny Fox a torrid time at Ashton Gate and will be relishing a possible repeat.
Match Facts & Stats
The statistics look good for Saints with them having won 12, drawn 2 and lost only 3 at home.
Mr D Deadman officiates
Mr R Corp and Mr M Pottage assist
Mr C Brook is 4th official
Having re-found some form on Monday I can see Saints winning 3-1 against a dangerous City side.