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Southampton vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview


Southampton vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Premier League

Friday’s football game between Southampton and Leicester City will open the Premier League round 34. 

The Saints were not in action at the weekend, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Kane-less Spurs in their last league match. 

Southampton are nine points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Leicester, meaning that they should be happy with one point from the match.

All Oriol Romeu, Smallbone, and Obafemi remain on the sidelines with injuries, while both Ings and Bertrand should recover in time to face the Foxes, Brendan Rodgers’ troops, on the other hand, recorded a routine 3-0 win over WBA in their last league game, with the team moving one step closer to securing their spot in the Champions League. 

Considering that the Saints suffered four defeats in the previous five league fixtures, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Jamie Vardy and Co. All Morgan, Justin, and Barnes are likely to miss the game with injuries.

Southampton vs Leicester : Head to Head

Teams Southampton Leicester played so far 33 matches.
Southampton won 12 direct matches. Leicester won 13 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.45 goals per Match.

Southampton vs Leicester: Prediction

Southampton in actual season average scored 1.22 goals per match. In 13 (72.22%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (38.89%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Leicester average scored 1.76 goals per match in season 2021. In 19 (79.17%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (54.17%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Ings left the field against Spurs just before the hour mark with an injury. Southampton have had a nine-day rest between games, but this could still come too soon for the striker.

Full-back Ryan Bertrand is expected to be back in contention after missing that last match, however, likely meaning Mohammed Salisu dropping to the bench.

Striker Michael Obafemi has an outside chance of featuring after returning to training, but William Smallbone and Oriol Romeu are definitely out.

Theo Walcott, who has scored five goals in his 10 Premier League appearances against Leicester, is expected to get the nod out on the left flank.

It has been a quicker turnaround in games for Leicester, but they have nearly a fully-fit squad to choose from for this trip to the south coast.

James Justin and Harvey Barnes remain absent, while veteran centre-back Wes Morgan is a major fitness doubt.

Teenager Luke Thomas retained his place at left wing-back for the win against Palace, but Ricardo Pereira is pushing for a recall for Friday's contest.

Ayoze Perez is another who will be desperate for a starting spot, as he looks to build on a return of seven Premier League goals against Southampton.

Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Walcott; Redmond, Adams

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Castagne; Maddison; Vardy, Iheanacho