EPL Match Preview: Southampton vs Leicester

Southampton have failed to win their last four league matches (D1, L3). They are only above the bottom three on goal difference.

Leicester came from behind to beat Burnley last weekend and strengthen their grip on a top four finish. The Foxes have won four of their last six in the league and are only two points off second place Manchester City.

Leicester have won their last two matches at Saint Mary’s, though these fixtures tend to be close affairs. Under the lights on Friday night, expect another tight fixture.

Team News

Southampton – will continue to be without Moussa Djenepo and Cédric Soares on Friday night.

Nathan Redmond has struggled for form in the Premier League and could soon find his place in the team in danger.

The likes of Kevin Danso, Stuart Armstrong and Che Adams will push for starts against Leicester.

Leicester – An update from Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers suggested James Maddison is fine to start on Friday night after it was revealed he played through the pain barrier last weekend.

He could either start in the middle, therefore keeping Dennis Praet out of the team, or move out wide. After Harvey Barnes’ eye-catching display last time out, Maddison should stay in the middle.

Ayoze Perez has only registered one assist in eight league appearances for Leicester this season and could soon find himself out of the team. Marc Albrighton or Demarai Gray are candidates to start on Friday if Rodgers changes things around.

Match Facts

Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Leicester in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Leicester’s last 7 games (Premier League).

Southampton have failed to win their last 6 home matches (Premier League).

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As at the time this post Southampton has 3.27 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Leicester has 2.33 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.52 .

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