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PREVIEW: Southampton - Sheffield United team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton welcome Sheffield United in game 12 of the Premier League season

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HOW TO WATCH, STREAM SOUTHAMPTON VS SHEFFIELD UNITED AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 13/12/2020, 12:00 (UK), 7:00 ET, 4:00 PT (USA)

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

How to watch Southampton vs Sheffield United on TV

UK: Sky Sports

USA: NBCSN

Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. See below for more information.

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How to legally stream Southampton vs Sheffield United online

UK: Sky Go, NOW TV

USA: NBC Sports, Fubo.TV (Watch EVERY Southampton game in the USA with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up for a free Fubo.TV trial and benefit from a discount for new members)

Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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Southampton vs. Sheffield United team and injury news

2,000 Saints fans will be in attendance at St Mary’s as supporters start filtering back into football during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Southampton went back to winning ways after overcoming Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night. In Sheffield United, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints will face a Blades side desperate to add to their one point as they sit 20th in the Premier League table at the time of writing.

Hasenhuttl will be buoyed by the fact he has no fresh injury concerns.

Recent absentees Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond made cameo appearances against Brighton on Monday as substitutes after recovering from knee and hamstring injuries respecitvely.

Elsewhere, Mohammed Salisu - a summer signing from Real Valadollid - finally made it to the Southampton first team squad on Monday after a lengthy process to gain fitness. He could make it to the bench again today.

Blades boss Chris Wilder could welcome back up to three players after making progress in fitness following injury.

Enda Stephens, Ethan Ampadu and Lys Mousset could all be in line to feature this afternoon at St Mary’s for an embattled Sheffield United side.


Southampton vs. Sheffield United pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Sheffield United’s most recent top-flight win at Southampton was by 4-2 at The Dell in January 1992.
  • Saints won both meetings last season and could record three consecutive victories in this fixture for the first time since a four-match sequence in 1950.

Southampton

  • Southampton’s tally of 20 points from their opening 11 matches is five more than their combined total at this stage of the previous two seasons.
  • They have only been beaten in one of their past nine league fixtures (W6, D2).
  • Saints have scored at least twice in six successive top-flight home games, their longest such run since a club record eight-match sequence in 1984.
  • Danny Ings has been directly involved in eight goals in eight Premier League appearances this season, scoring six and assisting two.
  • Ings is one short of 50 Premier League goals.

Sheffield United

  • The Blades have made the second worst start in the history of the English top flight, with only Manchester United having taken fewer points from their opening 11 games (they had zero in 1930-31).
  • No team has taken fewer than four points from their opening 12 Premier League fixtures and avoided relegation.
  • Sheffield United are winless in 14 league matches dating back to July, losing 13 times - including each of the last six.
  • Eight of their 10 league defeats this season have been by a single-goal margin.
  • Defeat would mean United begin a top-flight campaign with six consecutive away defeats for the first time since the 1975-76 season, when they went on to finish bottom.

All stats come via BBC Sport.