Match Preview: Saints vs Norwich

By Gordon Simpson Tue 17 Jan Saints vs Norwich

We bring you all the important information ahead of Southampton's Emirates FA Cup third-round replay with Norwich City.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Saints welcome Norwich City to St Mary's for Wednesday night's game (7.45pm GMT), with a place in the fourth round and a chance to host Arsenal up for grabs.

Both clubs could use the win for a confidence boost as well, with Norwich having been beaten 2-1 at the Championship’s bottom-placed club, Rotherham, in the latest dent to their promotion hopes.

Saints, meanwhile, might have the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final with Liverpool to look forward to, but their 1-0 home win over the Reds last week was followed by a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat, as they lost 1-0 at Burnley.

TEAM NEWS

Steven Davis will miss out against Norwich

Southampton: Steven Davis, who missed the trip to Turf Moor, remains sidelined with injury. Defenders Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand are also doubts, while Sofiane Boufal remains out.

Norwich City: Top scorer Nelson Oliveira is unavailable, as he begins a three-match ban. Alex Tetley is one yellow card away from a two-match suspension and may not be risked. Fellow midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is away with DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Jonny Howson, Graham Dorrans and Louis Thompson remain absent through injury. Robbie Brady is back from suspension, but Steven Whittaker is a doubt with a hamstring issue, while Cameron Jerome will also be assessed after picking up a knock against Rotherham last time out.

FORM GUIDE

Southampton’s last five:

Burnley (a) L 0-1
Liverpool (h) W 1-0 (EFL Cup)
Norwich City (a) D 2-2 (FA Cup)
Everton (a) L 0-3
West Bromwich Albion (h) L 1-2

Norwich City’s last five:

Rotherham (a) L 1-2
Southampton (h) D 2-2 (FA Cup)
Derby (h) W 3-0
Brentford (a) D 0-0
Reading (a) L 1-3

TOP PERFORMERS

Nathan Redmond
Attack stats
Goals
4
Total shots
49
Shots on target
20
Conversion rate
8%
Mins per goal
547
See all stats

Nathan Redmond comes up against his former club, having taken his goal total to the season for four, after he netted in the 1-0 win over Liverpool last week. Dušan Tadić and James Ward-Prowse remain the leaders in the creativity charts.

Top scorers: Charlie Austin (9), Nathan Redmond, Jay Rodriguez, Virgil van Dijk (4)
Most assists: Dušan Tadić, James Ward-Prowse (3)

Nelson Oliveira remains the Canaries’ top scorer, but Saints won’t have to worry about him on Wednesday, as he is suspended. Jacob Murphy is a real danger man, with seven goals and five assists this term.

Top scorers: Nelson Oliveira (8), Cameron Jerome, Jacob Murphy (7)
Most assists: Wes Hoolahan, Jacob Murphy, Josh Murphy (5)

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

All-time record:

Played: 102
Southampton: 39
Draws: 30
Norwich City: 33

Previous four meetings:

January 2017: Norwich City 2-2 Southampton (van Dijk, Yoshida)
January 2016: Norwich City 1-0 Southampton
August 2015: Southampton 3-0 Norwich City (Pellè, Tadić 2)
March 2014: Southampton 4-2 Norwich City (Schneiderlin, Lambert, Rodriguez, Gallagher)

DID YOU KNOW?

Norwich City have not won any of their last three FA Cup replays

Southampton have scored in 20 of their last 21 FA Cup matches

Shane Long will make his 100th Southampton appearance if he plays against Norwich

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