Preview: Southampton v Wolves

Southampton will be targeting their second win of the season when they host Wolves in the second round of the EFL Cup at St Mary's on Wednesday.

The Saints started their Premier League campaign with a goalless draw against Swansea before most recently beating West Ham 3-2 thanks to goals from Manolo Gabbiadini, Dusan Tadic, and Charlie Austin.

Meanwhile, Wolves come into the game having won four of their five fixtures this term. The Championship outfit beat Middlesbrough, Derby and Hull in the league, while also getting past Yeovil in the first round of the EFL Cup.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo's side lost their last outing 2-1 at home to Cardiff and will now be eager to get back on the winning trail.

In head-to-head statistics, Southampton have a slight edge with 14 wins and 10 draws from 35 games, while Wolves have won 11. The last time the two teams met in a competitive game was in 2009 when Wolves won 3-0.

The Saints are still unable to call upon wantaway centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the clash, while Wolves are still without goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and winger Helder Costa.

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