Southampton - Clarets Preview
UK time is: 20:18:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Burnley vs. Southampton

Turf Moor



Clarets Preview

Saints are set to make the 253 mile trip North West to the Lancashire town of Burnley.

The Saints have been boosted by the return of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, defender Olly Lancashire. The experienced Jason Euell comes back into the squad, while winger Jake Thompson travels up with the team.

The Saints have had some glory away from home, winning four times. The last time the Saints were in Lancashire, David McGoldrick's last minute strike earned the Saints a dramatic 3-2 over Preston North End.

Their opponents Burnley are having a speculator season, sitting comfortably in fourth place on 37 points. Their home form has been formidable this campaign, having only lost once at Turf Moor; 3-0 to Ipswich Town.

Vital Quotes: Poortvliet on the Christmas period:

'Now we have to start a new run with Burnley, followed by Nottingham Forest, Plymouth and Reading. For me it is very important to be unbeaten for the rest of this month because then we will have done a good job, and we can look forward to having a relaxed Christmas.'

Burnley Team News:

Michael Duff (calf) and Chris McCain (illness) will be assessed to see whether or not they are fit to play today.

Player to watch: Martin Paterson

With 8 league goals this season, the ex-Scunthorpe Striker will be looking to add to his goal tally.

Southampton Team News:

Morgan Schneiderlin and Jason Euell return to the squad. Winger Ryan Smith and Olly Lancashire also travel up to the North West.

Skipper Michael Svensson remains out, nursing an achillies injury.

Player to watch: Adam Lallana

The youngster has not scored for the Saints since September, and the England Under-21 will be looking to top his ever reliable good performances will a goal today.

Match Facts & Stats

Last time round, the Saints beat the Clarets 3-2 at Turf Moor, thanks to goals from Wright-Phillips, Jason Euell and Stern John. The Saints could do with a repeat performance to pull them away from the relegation zone.

Ref Watch:

Mr. Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

Match Prediction:

Burnley 1-0 Southampton. The Clarets to continue their good home form and to pile more misery on the Saints. After Monday nights 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, the Saints will feel fragile and vulnerable. A difficult trip to a wet Turf Moor could not seem harder for the young Saints.

Next Fixtures:

Nottingham Forest (h) Saturday 20th December

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 13 2008

Time: 10:25AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Infographic - Most Fouled....Mané (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Pelle To Miss Manchester City (Monday November 23 2015)

Tadic & Long Talk Stoke (Monday November 23 2015)

Koeman Disappointed With Stoke Loss (Monday November 23 2015)

Audio - Koeman On Stoke Loss (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke City (Saturday November 21 2015)

Southampton v Stoke - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)

Club Consider JRod Options (Friday November 20 2015)

Long Pleased With Return (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20
8. Southampton 13 5 5 3 5 20
9. Liverpool 13 5 5 3 2 20
10. Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 1 19
11. Stoke 13 5 4 4 -1 19

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

BFG - We Can Qualify If We Play Without Fear
» Arsenal : 25/11/2015 19:51:01
Kos Delighted With 'Important' Win Over Zargeb
» Arsenal : 25/11/2015 19:42:00
United v PSV Eindhoven - Team-Sheets
» Man Utd : 25/11/2015 18:53:00
Henry Returns to Blackburn
» West Ham : 25/11/2015 18:50:01
Burke to Remain at Bradford City
» West Ham : 25/11/2015 18:43:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 0%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 25%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 25%
Clasie 25%
Long 0%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Mane 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 25%
Sub - Juanmi 0%