The visitors sit second-bottom, above West Bromwich Albion, and a measly one point behind their opponents; although Southampton do sit three places in front of the Potters in 16th in the top-flight ladder.
With all the makings of a Premier League six-pointer, on Saturday afternoon, Paul Lambert's Stoke side will travel down to the south coast to meet a Southampton side who have now only lost one of their last nine matches. While the loser will dig themselves into an even deeper hole.
With the United Kingdom in the midst of a late winter freeze and blanketed in an nearly unprecedented blanket of snow it will require a referee's pitch inspection on the morning of the game to confirm whether Southampton and Stoke get the go-ahead to battle it out. With Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini scoring a 90th-minute equalizer, the Saints picked up a crucial point in what is becoming one of the closest relegation battles in recent memory. "We have shown we are more than capable of winning games". Meanwhile, Charlie Austin remains out on the sidelines.
"It's a huge opportunity for Stoke to jump out of the bottom three".
Stoke City manager Paul Lambert: "Our form is really good".
The Potters have conceded a league-high 54 goals this season.
Xherdan Shaqiri has scored in each of his last three appearances for Stoke in the Premier League.
Stoke could do the league double over Southampton for the first time in 50 years. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports Gold, which you can access with a subscription. A second-half goal courtesy of Peter Crouch proved to be the victor and end his team's campaign on a high, not so much for Saints boss Claude Puel, who would later face the sack. Following Saturday's game at St. Mary'sStadium, Southampton will play four straight away games and do not have another home game until April 14.
He began a nonchalant trot to the corner flag in celebration, only for referee Paul Tierney to immediately blow his whistle. We feel and think it'll be tough because other teams, important clubs, with very good players can fight with us too.
Maplin, which was founded in 1972, will continue to trade during the administration process, the company's CEO Graham Harris said. Toys R Us UK and Maplin both went into administration this morning, putting thousands of jobs at risk.
In December a year ago , Walt Disney agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox's business, including its 39% Sky stake. Disney also sees the benefits of owning Sky , with CEO Bob Iger describing it previous year as "a real crown jewel ".
We also go over the $10 million gift from Kevin Durant to his hometown to help kids from under-privileged areas go to college. The Warriors also met with kids in the National Museum of African American History and Culture instead of meeting with Trump.
Here is what Kiper predicted in his initial mocks versus what the Browns actually did in the first rounds, since 2010. No matter what you think of Rosen, how he presents himself is a legitimate worry at this stage of the process.
Almost 600 cheering schoolchildren attended a ceremony in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward on Wednesday to hear the results of that vote. The other is a cherry blossom-inspired superhero, a report in The Guardian said on Wednesday.
He watched them all the time and at the time Derek Jeter was his favorite player. "I love watching winners win", he said. In addition to making routine throws to first, he also worked on his double-play pivots with shortstop Didi Gregorius .
The Ohio River usually maintains a height of 25 feet, meaning that the recent rainfall has almost doubled the depth of the river. SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND-The Six Nations Fire Department has closed off Fourth Line Road at Mohawk Road as a result of flooding.
Arguably, Chahal bowls a more consistent line than Kuldeep Yadav and this explains latter's omission from the first two games . However, Farhaan Behardien's 16 (10) helped skipper Duminy continue his attack, clinching the match with two sixes at the end.
Defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich said players sang the Russian anthem as an expression of "freedom of speech". Russian Federation now looks to defend their gold medal in four years at the next Winter Olympics.
GDP did increase by 0.4% between quarter 3 and quarter 4 a year ago , the data showed, and 1.7% between 2016 and 2017. The UK's unemployment rate has unexpectedly risen by the biggest amount in nearly five years, official figures show.
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle: No problems at Anfield
A first defeat in five games , and just a second in nine, leaves Newcastle 16th in the table and two points above the dropzone. The second half proved more of the same until Sadio Mané doubled the lead in the 55th minute, effectively ending the match.
Is Ronda Rousey the WWE's Next Brock Lesnar?
WWE has been building their unique mixed tag team tournament in recent weeks as it continues to air exclusively on Facebook Watch. The segment ended with Rousey signing her WWE contract, tossing the clipboard onto a dazed Triple H rolling around on the canvas.
Trump criticizes actor Alec Baldwin again
Baldwin was brought on for the persona during the 2016 presidential campaign and has continued to mock the sitting president. Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody a year ago on Saturday Night Live , or SNL .
The Miami Dolphins trade for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn
The Rams will reportedly receive a mid-round pick from the Dolphins , who have one selection in the third and two in the fourth. The move eliminates a need for defensive end help unless of course the Dolphins decide to release one of their current DE's.
Deadly explosion near Australian embassy in Kabul
No group is yet to lay claim on the attack on Kabul , a city under heavy attacks from both the Taliban and the Islamic State. At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighborhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building.
SBI, PNB hike interest rates; home, auto loans to be costlier
For senior citizens, the rate on deposits for two years or more has been increased to 7 per cent from 6.5 per cent earlier. The banks have no option but to raise lending rates to insulate their profitability against the provisioning of bad loans.
Why Kalaa's teaser release postponed?
The teaser will now release on March 2nd and Santosh Narayanan is composing the tunes and the background score. And the upcoming gangster drama will mark the first collaboration of Dhanush with his superstar father-in-law.
Israel arrests family of detained Palestinian teen
Among the detainees was 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi , who is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his skull on March 5th. An army spokeswoman told The Times of Israel that "the 15-year-old was checked by an IDF medic and was found fit for custody".
Giving Meaning to South Africa's Ocean Economy
This is expected to see the country's debt pile stabilize at a level equivalent to 56.2% of GDP by the end of the 2022 year. That is barely in line with population growth and far short of the 3% expansion for 2018 Mr.
Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim
Mr Joyce told reporters in Armidale today that he will throw open the leadership at a meeting in Canberra this Monday morning. Barnaby Joyce says sexual harassment allegations against him are false but they were the final straw that led him to resign.
NBA team owner fined for tanking comments
At the start of Wednesday's The Jump on ESPN , Rachel Nichols reflected on Sports Illustrated's report. They drafted rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., one of the league's rising stars.