Southampton and Sunderland clash at St. Mary’s (10am ET, watch live on NBCSN and via NBC Sports Live Extra) in a game that is sure to set the pulses racing.
Mauricio Pochettino and Paolo Di Canio are two young, ambitious and passionate managers whose teams play attractive and attacking soccer.
Down on the South Coast today, the Saints are looking to grab their second straight win to start the season. They haven’t done that in 25 years in the top flight.
While Sunderland are still searching for their first point of the 2013-14 campaign, following last weekends 1-0 defeat to Fulham.
As for team news, Pochettino kept the same team from the opening weekend win at West Brom. New club record signing Pablo Osvaldo makes the bench.
Di Canio made a few changes, as Craig Gardner and Diakite come into the starting XI.
Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: K. Davis, Clyne, S. Davis, Ramírez, Cork, Osvaldo, Hooiveld.
Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, O’Shea, Diakite, Colback, Johnson, Larsson, Gardner, Giaccherini, Sessegnon, Altidore. Subs: Mannone, Cabral, Wickham, Vaughan, Ji, Moberg Karlsson, Roberge