The Saints have endured a torrid time in recent weeks and have lost their last three. They will be desperate to bounce back against low-lying Burnley and claim a league win for the first time since they beat Leicester 2-0 on 8 November.
Burnely remain second from bottom, two points from safety, after their four-match unbeaten run was brought to an end by Queens Park Rangers last weekend. The Clarets have only beaten Southampton once in their last six meetings at Turf Moor.
Southampton were heavily criticised earlier this week for lacking a clinical edge in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. However, they remain a robust defensive outfit, having conceded only 12 goals in the league this season, fewer than any other top flight team.
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PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Southampton 4 (Clyne, Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana) Burnley 3 (Vokes, Ings, Long), FA Cup, January 2014
Southampton 2 (Lallana, Sharp) 2 Burnley 0, Championship, February 2012
Burnley 1 (Austin) Southampton (Schneiderlin) 1, Championship, September 2011
Southampton are the only team in the league that have not dropped any points from a winning position this season
Southampton have scored just one goal in their last three games
Burnley are yet to win a Premier League match in December
Burnley have conceded nine headed goals in the league this season, more than any other Premier League side
Burnley to win: 5.0
Southampton to win: 1.75
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