Southampton v Colchester Preview
St Mary's Stadium
Sat 18th September
Southampton will be hoping to end up with an end to their losing run. Colchester won't be an easy game but with home support and an early goal maybe we can turn things round with a bit of style.
Southampton Team News:
Lee Barnard will be back after serving his three match ban and hopefully can prove to be the difference.Also hoping to return is Aaron Martin who missed the Dons game as a precaution for his back problem.Adam Lallana and Frazer Richardson are still sidelined.
Player to watch: Lee Barnard
Lee will have something to prove after having to sit out the last three games.
Colchester Team News:
Watford striker Liam Henderson has arrived on loan and could make a start.John White had a good game after coming on as an early sub and may keep his place. Lloyd James may play his first game at SMS since leaving in the summer.
Player to watch: Liam Henderson
Loanie Liam could make an impact in his first game for the U's.
Match Facts & Stats
Saints have a distinct edge at home to Colchester. Winning 8 Drawing 3 and losing 2. This stat looks radically different in our last 3 meetings. 2 defeats and a draw.
Mr Graham Horwood officiates. Assisted by Mr C Lymer and Mr A Rodda Mr C Breakspear is 4th official
For this game I predict a 2-0 Saints win.
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