Leeds United vs Southampton preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Leeds United return from the international break looking for a third successive Premier League win as they host Southampton at Elland Road.

The Whites gave their survival hopes a major boost with consecutive victories against Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers before the break to move seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Southampton sit 11th, but have suffered three defeats on the trot, having been outscored 8-2. The Saints were also dumped out of the F.A. Cup by Manchester City at the quarterfinal stage.

Team news

Leeds United

Manager Jesse Marsch has confirmed that Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper are both fit and will play a part in this match. Phillips could start while Cooper is likely to be a substitute.

Patrick Bamford (foot), Junior Firpo (knee), Tyler Roberts (knee), Jamie Shackelton (calf) and Leo Hjelde (knee) are all still sidelined.

Southampton

Alex Smallbone, Oriol Romeu and Nathan Tella are all available for selection according to manager Ralph Hassenhuttl.

Starting goalkeeper Alex McCarthy remains out with a hamstring injury while Lyanco remains a long-term absentee as he continues to nurse a thigh injury.

Predicted line-ups

Leeds United: Meslier; Dallas, Struijk, Llorente, Ayling; Forshaw, Phillips; Harrison, Rodrigo, Raphinha; James

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Livramento; Elyounoussi, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong

Ones to watch

Luke Ayling (Leeds United)

Will be a key man in defense as he has been since joining the club in 2016. Scored the match-winner against Wolves in the Whites' last fixture.

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Armando Broja (Southampton)

Is the Saints' leading scorer with nine goals and has put in the hard work recently that has translated into success. Scored the only goal of the match in the reverse fixture.

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Previous meetings

Southampton won 1-0 at St. Mary's in October thanks to, as mentioned above, a goal from Broja on his first start for the club.

Leeds were without six senior players for this match and they could only manage two shots in the whole of the match.

One of those was by Jack Harrison, but he saw his drive deflected by Mohammed Salisu, who lost the ball to Daniel James, his shot going past the post.

Saints scored the eventual winner in the 53rd minute at the end of a counter-attack. Nathan Redmond set up Broja, who fired high into the net.

How to watch

The match will not be televised in the United Kingdom. Coverage is on LUTV for Leeds supporters and www.southamptonfc.com for Southampton supporters.

Kick-off is set for 3pm UK time.

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