Match Preview: Saints vs Wolves

By SFC Media Tue 22 Aug Saints vs Wolves

Get all the information you need ahead of Southampton's Carabao Cup clash with Wolves...

THE MATCH

Southampton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wednesday 23rd August, 7.45pm BST
St Mary’s
Carabao Cup

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

It’s the start of Southampton’s Carabao Cup campaign, as they enter the competition at the second round stage this season.

Last term, Saints made it all the way to the final, and they will be hoping to take their first step towards another Wembley appearance by booking a spot in the third round.

TEAM NEWS

Southampton: Saints had no major injury concerns emerge after Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 win over West Ham, so Mauricio Pellegrino will hope to have a healthy squad to pick from.

Wolves: Manager Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to make a number of changes, but should have a healthy squad to pick from.

FORM GUIDE

Southampton’s previous five:

West Ham United (h) W 3-2
Swansea City (h) D 0-0
Sevilla (h) W 2-0 (Pre-season)
FC Augsburg (h) L 0-4 (Pre-season)
Saint-Étienne (a) W 0-3 (Pre-season)

Wolves's previous five:

Cardiff City (h) L 1-2
Hull City (a) W 3-2
Derby County (a) W 2-0
Yeovil Town (h) W 1-0 (Carabao Cup)
Middlesbrough (h) W 1-0

TOP PERFORMERS

Top scorers: Charlie Austin, Dušan Tadić, Manolo Gabbiadini (1)

Top scorers: Nouha Dicko, Leo Bonatini (2)

ALL-TIME RECORD

Played: 62
Southampton: 26
Draws: 16
Wolves: 20

PREVIOUS FOUR MEETINGS

April 2009: Wolves 3-0 Saints
November 2008: Saints 1-2 Wolves (Alex Pearce)
March 2008: Wolves 2-2 Saints (Gregory Signal pen, Jason Euell)
November 2007: Saints 0-0 Wolves

DID YOU KNOW?

– Wolves have won just two of their last 19 games against Southampton in all competitions – although those were the last two.

– Saints have reached at least the third round of the League Cup in each of their last six campaigns.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

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