Two teams in contrasting forms meet in the early weekend kickoff, with top-four hopes remaining alive for Leicester City as they take on Southampton. The match schedules for Friday at St. Mary’s Stadium, with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Saints head into the clash after losing three games in a row across all competition. Furthermore, they are stuck in the 15th position but safe from relegation battles with nine points. On the other hand, Leicester City continues their impressive form with two wins in a row since their 3-2 loss to West Ham United.
This match brings many dejavu for both Brendan Rodgers and Ralph Hassenhutl, having faced against each other in the FA Cup semi-finals. A second-half Iheanacho goal proved the difference as the Foxes earned their first spot in the finals in over 52 years.
Moreover, Iheanacho was the main man to give a spirited 2-1 comeback over Crystal Palace during the weekend. It makes the Nigerian’s 14th goal in as many matches. The win followed with a 3-0 triumph over West Brom Albion that secured Rodgers a third-place finish.
On the other hand, Southampton is currently on a slump, given their current state. The Saints head into the game on the back of bad form following league losses to West Brom and Tottenham on either side of the Wembley defeat.
Southampton vs Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with Southampton taking home seven wins while Leicester City with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
Leicester City 1-0 Southampton
West Brom 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 3-2 Burnley
Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton
Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
Leicester City 3-0 West Brom
City 1-0 Southampton
West Ham 3-2 Leicester
Leicester 0-2 Man United
Southampton Team News
Ings came off the pitch during their clash with Tottenham with an injury. Despite getting a nine-day rest, the match comes too soon for the English international. Mohammed Salisu is likely to drop to the bench to pave the way for Bertrand, who missed last week’s clash.
Leicester City Team News
Long-term absentees for the clash include Justin and Harvey Barnes. Wes Morgan remains a major injury doubt in defence. Despite gaining a chance on left back win, Luke Thomas might drop to the bench to pave the way for Ricardo Perreira.
Prediction and Odds
Even though Leicester’s away form remains inconsistent, the opponents are in a far worse case.
Leicester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Iheanacho to Score