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Southampton line up against visiting club Leicester City at St. Mary's Stadium in the Premier League match on Friday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Southampton v Leicester City can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Southampton will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Tottenham Hotspur.
In that match, Southampton managed 39% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Southampton was Danny Ings (30'). Tottenham Hotspur got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Gareth Bale (60') and Heung-Min Son (90') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s not been often in recent times where Southampton haven’t conceded. In fact, The Saints have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals in the process. Such a trend might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Leicester City will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 Premier League win with the defeat of Crystal Palace in their most recent outing.
In that match, Leicester City managed 67% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Leicester City, the goalscorers were Timothy Castagne (50') and Kelechi Iheanacho (80'). Crystal Palace had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Wilfried Zaha (12') scored for Crystal Palace.
Brendan Rodgers's Leicester City have managed to stick the ball in the net 11 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period comes to 7.
Ahead of this clash, Leicester City have not lost to Southampton in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 27/11/2018 shows us that Southampton have won 2 of these & Leicester City 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A total of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 from The Saints and 14 netted by The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Southampton
Michael Obafemi (Knock), Will Smallbone (Knee Injury) and Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for S'hampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Team News: Leicester City
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has a number of players out of action. Wes Morgan (Back Injury) and James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Southampton might have a difficult job to get anything against this Leicester City team who we reckon will get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Leicester City at full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Gao Jisheng
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 14
🔑 Key Player: Danny Ings
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Danny Ings was born in Hythe, England. After having played his first senior match for Bournemouth in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 10 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 25 appearances.