B Team Preview: Saints vs Bournemouth

By SFC Media time Wed 26 Jan Saints vs AFC Bournemouth
Photo by Isabelle Field | Kazeem Olaigbe

Southampton's B team will host AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League Cup on Thursday afternoon in the third rearranged date of the fixture.

THE MATCH

Saints vs Bournemouth
Premier League Cup
Staplewood Campus
Thursday 27th January, 12pm GMT

It's the third time trying for this particular Premier League Cup fixture, after the first meeting was postponed due to fog and the second due to the pandemic.

Saints have had a mixed bag of results as far as the Cup is concerned, losing 6-0 to West Brom on the opening day before drawing 1-1 at Division One side Arsenal.

Last-time-out in the competition Saints travelled to the Baggies, goals from Ramello Mitchell and Kazeem Olaigbe cancelled out by a last-minute equaliser for the hosts.

TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Southampton players celebrate after Remello Mitchell opens the scoring for Southampton  during the Premier League Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton B Team at New Bucks Head Stadium on January 13, 2022 in Telford, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints celebrate scoring at West Brom

LAST MEETING

Bournemouth emerged victorious in both meetings when these sides met in the 2019/20 Premier League Cup.

Goals from Kornelius Hansen and Pascal Kpohomouh meant Saints had a 2-1 lead as the game entered the closing stages at Vitality Stadium.

Jordan Ibe and Sam Surridge struck late for the hosts to secure an impressive victory and all three points.

MANAGER'S NOTES

"I think we'll look a little bit different," said Dave Horseman. "We have a couple of trialists in so if they do well we'll get them in the game.

"We've got quite a few knocks and we could probably give them a good week in the gym, hitting them hard.

"Bournemouth are quite varied in their approach, sometimes they'll come with Jordan Ibe and players like that.

"It'll be a tough game but one we'll use to give some minutes."

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