Aug 23, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT
Southampton’s new boss Ronald Koeman will manage his first Premier League home game as West Bromwich Albion travel to St. Mary’s on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via NBC Sports Live Extra).
The Saints are coming off the back of a spirited 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on the opening weekend, as the doom and gloom of a turbulent summer disappeared following a positive displays at Anfield. As for West Brom, new manager Alan Irvine saw his side give up a late 2-1 lead at home to Sunderland on the opening day as they started the season with a draw.
Saints have won the last two games between these teams 1-0, and this match will be a tight encounter down on the South Coast.
In team news Saints are unchanged but new Romanian defender Florian Gardos is on the bench, while West Brom are also unchanged and record signing Brown Ideye is included among the subs.
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Tadić, Pellè. Subs: K. Davis, Gardos, Long, Taïder, Cork, Hooiveld, Isgrove.
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Mulumbu, Gardner, Berahino, Dorrans, Brunt, Anichebe. Subs: Myhill , McAuley, Davidson, Ideye, Sessegnon, Yacob, Baird.
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