Sheffield United v Southampton: match preview

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Sheffield United’s luck was in against Aston Villa as they showed the grit and determination that have been ever-present despite their struggling mightily this season. Another win against the Premier League’s worst side on form could lift them off the bottom if West Brom lose their relegation crunch match with Newcastle. Southampton will hope injuries in United’s defence take their toll and their touch-and-go starters will be ready in time. A morale-sapping ninth match without victory before facing Manchester City will have Saints looking over their shoulders. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Bramall Lane

Last season Sheffield United 0 Southampton 1

Referee Paul Tierney

This season G17 Y62 R3 3.82 cards/game

Odds H 3-1 A Evens D 5-2

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Subs from Foderingham, Burke, Osborn, Maguire, McBurnie, Mousset, Ndiaye, Sharp

Doubtful None

Injured Bogle (knock, 14 Mar), Berge (thigh, 20 Mar), Basham (thigh, 21 Mar), Egan (toe, Apr), O’Connell (knee, unknown)

Suspended Jagielka (one match)

Discipline Y49 R3

Form DLLDDW

Leading scorer McGoldrick 6

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from McCarthy, Lewis, Nlundulu, Finnigan, Ferry, Chauke, Watts, Tchaptchet, Tella, Jankewitz, Stephens, Ramsay, Djenepo, Diallo

Doubtful Djenepo (match fitness), Diallo (thigh), Minamino (thigh), Walker-Peters (hamstring)

Injured Walcott (hamstring, Apr), Obafemi (match fitness, unknown), Romeu (ankle, unknown), Smallbone (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y40 R2

Form LLLDLL

Leading scorer Ings 8