Southampton vs Leicester City Match Analysis & Prediction
15/09/2023 10:00 pm
Southampton and Leicester City will meet in the Championship on Friday having both suffered surprise defeats last time out.
Having come through a transitional period with 10 points from four matches, Russell Martin would have been delighted with the start that had been made by his Southampton side.
However, much of the positivity from the opening weeks of the campaign was lost as Southampton shockingly lost 5-0 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
While seven goals conceded from their first four matches suggested that defeance was not their forte, the manner in which they fell to the Black Cats will concern Martin.
On a positive note for the Saints, they remain in seventh place and have the opportunity to move ahead of their upcoming opponents in the standings.
Like Southampton, Leicester cannot claim to have been convincing during the early weeks of the campaign under new manager Enzo Maresca.
However, six successive wins – all without scoring more than twice in a single game – were registered before they hosted Hull City before the international break.
Even when going a goal behind during the early stages, Maresca and his Leicester players would have expected to overturn the scoreline, yet it was the Tigers who impressive held out for maximum points.
Although the Foxes remain just a point off top spot, losing to Hull City served as a reminder that they cannot afford to assume that they will secure an immediate return to the Premier League without matching their quality with consistency.
Southampton vs. Leicester City Head to head
In the 68 previous meetings between these two teams, Southampton have claimed 26 victories while Leicester City have won 23, and they have drawn in 19. Leicester have scored 98 goals and conceded 96 in the process.
30/04/2021Southampton1Leicester City1Premier League
01/12/2021Southampton2Leicester City2Premier League
22/05/2022Leicester City4Southampton1Premier League
20/08/2022Leicester City1Southampton3Premier League
04/03/2023Southampton1Leicester City0Premier League
Southampton Team News
With Che Adams having remained at Southampton, the Scotland international could be recalled to the starting lineup with Sekou Mara dropping out.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis is in line to make his debut, likely alongside Jan Bednarek, while Shea Charles, Carlos Alcaraz and Ryan Fraser are also pushing for opportunities.
Southampton's Last 5 Matches
26/08/2023Southampton2Queens Park Rangers1Championship
Leicester City Team News
After a switch to a back three failed to pay off against Hull City, Leicester manager Maresca may revert to a 4-3-3 formation.
That would see Ricardo Pereira and Callum Doyle occupy the full-back positions and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall feature in a central midfield three.
Leicester City's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Huddersfield Town0Leicester City1Championship
19/08/2023Leicester City2Cardiff City1Championship
26/08/2023Rotherham United1Leicester City2Championship
29/08/2023Tranmere Rovers0Leicester City2League Cup
02/09/2023Leicester City0Hull City1Championship
Southampton vs. Leicester City: Odds and Predictions
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