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Premier League Preview: Southampton vs Norwich

Southampton hope to improve on their underwhelming start to the 2015-16 season when Norwich visit St. Mary's.

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Southampton's stuttering start to the 2015-16 campaign has alarmed plenty of the Saints faithful. With two points from three games and last Thursday's premature Europa League exit to FC Midtjylland, there is much to mull over. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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However, Ronald Koeman will be hoping his side can turn the corner when Norwich make the visit to the South Coast.

Saints' last game didn't exactly go to plan, taking a 0-3 hammering from an impressive Everton team who ran amok in Southampton's shaky backline.

Sitting 18th in the Premier League table, Southampton need to pick up results and quick.

Norwich, on the other hand, have looked impressive since their return to the Premier League. The Canaries currently sit in 8th in the league and earned four points from a possible nine. The newly-promoted Norfolk club will prove to be a stern test for Saints come Sunday.

Southampton will be missing the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Jordy Clasie, Florin Gardos, Fraser Forster through injury, while Sadio Mane is a doubt with his hip injury. Victor Wanyama - a subject of swirling transfer speculation - missed Thursday's Europa League game with a reported "upset stomach". How true that diagnosis is, we don't know.

Norwich players Martin Olsson, Youssouf Mulumbu and Kyle Lafferty are all sidelined with injury.