Southampton: Florin Gardos & Jay Rodriguez - Out
West Brom: Cristian Gamboa, Joleon Lescott, Gareth McAuley & James Morrison - Doubtful
Roundup of form
Southampton narrowly lost their opening fixture against Liverpool 2-1, on another day they could have easily won the contest. As for West Brom, they drew 2-2 against Sunderland.
Last season Southampton did the double over their opponents but West Brom did the same the season before.
Southampton looked impressive in their match against Liverpool without showing much sign of weakness barring Yoshida at centre back.
West Brom, however, were ragged at the back by an average Sunderland and have many absentees in their ranks. In defence they are still missing a few players, whilst trying to accommodate two new players in Wisdom and Pocognoli; their midfield remains largely uncreative and with record singing Brown Ideye unlikely to start, it is unlikely West Brom will capitalise on Yoshida's frailties.
Wanyama and Schneiderlin had great games against Liverpool last week and they have all the capabilities to run the show today. Dusan Tadic showed a lot of intelligence in the build up to Southampton's sole goal last week, whilst James Ward-Prowse was a threat all day from his set-pieces. If they get enough touches on the ball they will create chances.
Southampton 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
* Dusan Tadic to score
*James Ward-Prowse to get an assist