Southampton vs Sheffield United: Predicted line-ups for both teams

Southampton host Sheffield United on Sunday and can finish the 2019/20 Premier League season in 11th place with a positive result.

Saints have hit a strong run of form since the restart of their campaign last month and claimed another win against Bournemouth last weekend.

Sheffield United have enjoyed a great first year back in the top-flight and can secure an eight-placed finish if they better the results of Burnley and Arsenal below them.

This weekend’s meeting between Saints and the Blades could be an interesting affair given the intriguing tactical setups that both Ralph Hasenhuttl and Chris Wilder use.

Team news is often key in being able to predict which team will come out on top in a game, but it may not affect this one too much.

Enda Stevens of Sheffield United crosses under pressure from Oriol Romeu of Southampton (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Saints will be without Moussa Djenepo and Sofiane Boufal as they have been in most of the run in, whilst each of Jan Bednarek, Nathan Tella and Yan Valery could return to contention.

Sheffield United will be without Luke Freeman who has a long-term injury, whilst Lys Mousset has been allowed to travel to be with his girlfriend after the birth of their first child recently.

With this team news in mind, it appears that both teams will be able to field full strength sides.

This should allow a good contest to play out between the high-pressing 4-2-2-2 setup of Saints and the inventive 3-5-2 of their opponents.

Here are the predicted starting line-ups for Sunday afternoon:

Predicted Saints starting line-up

Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings, Che Adams

Predicted Sheffield United starting line-up

Dean Henderson, George Baldock, Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell, Enda Stevens, Sander Berge, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Oli McBurnie, David McGoldrick