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St. Mary's Stadium (ATT 28,004) 7th October 2012 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: M Clattenburg

So'ton Southampton vs Fulham Fulham

So'ton 2

J Fonte (4, 90)


Fulham 2

J Hooiveld (og 70)
K Richardson (88)

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Southampton v Fulham preview

Southampton face Fulham at St Mary's this weekend with both teams looking to improve on their recent defeats in the Premier League.

By Adam Battensby.   Last Updated: 07/10/12 7:27am

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Southampton face Fulham at St Mary's this weekend with both teams looking to improve on their recent defeats in the Premier League.

Southampton have dropped more points from winning positions (9) than any other team in the Premier League this season

The Saints went down 3-1 at Goodison Park against a strong Everton side, while they have previously conceded three or more goals in defeats against both Manchester clubs and Arsenal.

Their home form does look to be improving following victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.

Fulham suffered their first defeat in three games at the hands of champions Manchester City at Craven Cottage last weekend when Edin Dzeko came off the bench to net a late winner to break the Londoners' hearts.

The Cottagers had previously recorded victories against Wigan and West Brom after making a solid start to the season under Martin Jol, with new recruit Dimitar Berbatov impressing.

A win for Fulham could move them into the top six, whilst a victory for Southampton will move them away from the bottom three and to within three points of their opponents.

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The injuries of Daniel Fox and Morgan Schneiderlin aside, boss Nigel Adkins has a full-strength squad to pick from.

Adkins may decide to rotate his goalkeepers once more as Gazzaniga inclusion has failed to prevent the leaky defence from conceding goals.

Ricky Lambert will hope to add to his Premier League tally by linking up with dangerous front men Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez as will £12m striker Gaston Ramirez after scoring against Everton.

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Dimitar Berbatov could return to action against the Saints but he is likely to feature on the bench, if at all, following an injury sustained in training before the Man City clash.

While Phillippe Senderos and Kieran Richardson remain sidelined, Kerim Frei could return to the squad following a return from an injury picked up with Turkey.

Martin Jol may decide to change from the 4-5-1 formation designed to shut out City, to a more attacking option.

Previous game's starting line-ups

  • Davis K 1 Davis K
  • Clyne 2 Clyne
  • Fonte 6 Fonte
  • Alderweireld 17 Alderweireld
  • Bertrand 21 Bertrand
  • Wanyama 12 Wanyama
  • Davis S 8 Davis S

  • Long 7 Long
  • Djuricic 15 Djuricic

  • Mane 10 Mane
  • Pelle 19 Pelle

Team taken from Southampton vs Manchester City (Barclays Premier League) on Sunday 24th May 2015

  • Bettinelli 40 Bettinelli
  • Hoogland 2 Hoogland

  • Hutchinson 4 Hutchinson
  • Burn 33 Burn
  • Richards 29 Richards
  • Guthrie 13 Guthrie
  • Tunnicliffe 19 Tunnicliffe
  • Kavanagh 32 Kavanagh

  • Ruiz 10 Ruiz
  • Rodallega 20 Rodallega

  • McCormack 44 McCormack

Team taken from Fulham vs Norwich City (Sky Bet Championship) on Saturday 2nd May 2015

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 38 87
2 Manchester City 38 79
3 Arsenal 38 75
4 Manchester United 38 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 64
6 Liverpool 38 62
7 Southampton 38 60
8 Swansea City 38 56
9 Stoke City 38 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 48
11 Everton 38 47
12 West Ham United 38 47
13 West Bromwich Albion 38 44
14 Leicester City 38 41
15 Newcastle United 38 39
16 Sunderland 38 38
17 Aston Villa 38 38
18 Hull City 38 35
19 Burnley 38 33
20 Queens Park Rangers 38 30