Southampton v Huddersfield: match preview

Southampton will want to end a difficult campaign on a high against Championship-bound Huddersfield. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have shown promise since leaving the stifling Mark Hughes days behind but there is still a lot of work to be done to avoid battling relegation next season. Defence being a primary problem to be addressed after shipping 10 goals in their last four matches. Huddersfield are unlikely to pose too much of a threat but after a brilliant draw against Manchester United maybe they can give their remarkable fans another day of joy before the hard work begins in the second tier. Graham Searles

Sunday 3pm

Venue St Mary’s Stadium

Last season Southampton 1 Huddersfield 1

Referee Lee Probert

This season G17 Y45 R4 2.88 cards/game

Odds H 1-2 A 8-1 D 4-1


Subs from Forster, Elyounoussi, Jones, Davis, Lewis, Gallagher, Slattery, Ramsay, Johnson, Barnes, Targett, Austin, Sims, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Yoshida

Doubtful Yoshida (ill)

Injured McCarthy (knock, unknown), Obafemi (hamstring, unknown), Vestergaard (groin, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y71 R3


Leading scorers Ings, Ward-Prowse 7


Subs from Coleman, Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Stankovic, Daly, Diakhaby, Kachunga, Depoitre, Mounié, Jørgensen

Doubtful Depoitre (foot), Hamer (knock), Jørgensen (ill)

Injured Durm (glute, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y54 R4


Leading scorer Grant 4