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Leicester vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Leicester City vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.

Leicester City will be aiming to retain their spot in top four when they host Southampton at their King Power Stadium on Matchday 19.

The Foxes did well to beat Newcastle United at St. James’ Park at the weekend, with the team once against proving their worth in the 2020/21 season.

Despite failing to find the net in the last league match, Jamie Vardy will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.

The Saints, on the other hand, claimed a major scalp on day 18, with the team beating defending champions Liverpool thanks to Danny Ings’ beautiful goal.

Southampton aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but seeing that Leicester City impressed in the FA Cup win (4-0) over Stoke City, we are tempted to put our money on Brendan Rodgers’ troops.

Pereira and Praet are sidelined with injuries for the hosts, while the visitors will be without Djenepo, Redmond, Vestergaard, and McCarthy in Saturday’s clash.

Leicester vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Leicester Southampton played so far 31 matches.
Leicester won 11 direct matches. Southampton won 12 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.52 goals per Match.

Leicester vs Southampton Prediction

Leicester in actual season average scored 1.86 goals per match. In 11 (84.62%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (53.85%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Southampton average scored 1.44 goals per match in season 2021. In 5 (62.50%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (37.50%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Hasenhuttl has a decision to make regarding his goalkeepers with first-choice Alex McCarthy returning to the squad after a spell out due to coronavirus.

However, replacement Fraser Forster will feel like he did enough against Liverpool to hold onto his place between the sticks.

While Che Adams is expected to return after concussion, Danny Ings is unlikely to play due to recording a positive coronavirus test after the last match.

Maddison and Vardy will return to the Leicester XI, likely taking the places of Dennis Praet and Ayoze Perez.

Rodgers is expected to stick with the remainder of the side which eased to victory in the Potteries.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Southampton possible starting lineup:
Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Adams, Long