Olly Woodburn and Nick Abendanon line up outside them on the wings, with Jack Cuthbert coming in at fullback.
Tom Heathcote starts at fly-half, and resumes his half-back partnership with Michael Claassens.
Up front, David Flatman and David Wilson pack down either side of Will Tanner at hooker, with Stuart Hooper and Ryan Caldwell adding power from the second row.
Josh Ovens makes his first appearance for Bath this season in the back row, slotting into the blindside position, with Guy Mercer and Simon Taylor completing the line-up.
On the bench, USA Eagles hooker, Chris Biller, could make his first appearance for the club after being signed on a short-term contract, with James Tyas also in line to make his first appearance for the senior side.
Tom Biggs (hand), Stephen Donald (hip), Lewis Moody (shoulder) and Mark McMillan (knee) are all unavailable for selection due to injury.
Meanwhile, Sale Sharks have made three changes to their run-on side.
Mark Cueto has recovered from illness and appears on the right wing and Tony Buckley and Richie Vernon start at prop and flanker respectively.
Sale's executive director of sport Steve Diamond is optimistic about his team's chances.
"Bath is a very difficult place to go, but if we look after our defence and get it rock solid, then we can get some joy there," he said.
"We want the players to buy into our defence and to make it aggressive. Bath are a side who score a lot of tries but we can compete with them.
"After our Exeter defeat, what is certain is that it won't need Steve Diamond or Tony Hanks to motivate the team this weekend," added Diamond.
Bath: 15 Jack Cuthbert, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Olly Barkley, 11 Nick Abendanon, 10 Tom Heathcote, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Simon Taylor, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Josh Ovens, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 3 David Wilson, 2 Will Tanner, 1 David Flatman.Replacements: 16 Chris Biller, 17 Charlie Beech, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 James Tyas, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Dan Hipkiss, 23 Sam Vesty.
Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Mark Cueto, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Sam Tuitupou (c), 11 Joaquin Tuculet, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Dwayne Peel, 8 Andy Powell, 7 David Seymour, 6 Richie Vernon, 5 Kearnan Myall, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 3 Tony Buckley, 2 Marc Jones, 1 Alasdair Dickinson.Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Vadim Cobilas, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Onosa'i Auva'a, 21 Cillian Willis, 22 Tasesa Lavea, 23 Will Addison.
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