Leicester City seeking to end home losing streak versus Southampton

    Leicester City vs Southampton Preview 16/01/2021

    15 Jan 2021 | Premier League | Preview
    Leicester City seeking to end home losing streak versus Southampton
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    Southampton are unbeaten in five straight trips to the King Power Stadium. Their run of unbeaten games includes back-to-back wins away to Leicester City, each by 2-1 scorelines.

    Last season, Leicester City famously thrashed Southampton 9-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium. The follow up saw Southampton win away as Leicester City fell out of the top four. The Foxes now aim to end their home winless run versus Southampton on Saturday night.

    Leicester City go into the match in good form with 11 points taken from their last 18 possible. They scored 10 goals and conceded six times during their last six matches in the league.

    Ralph Hassenhuttl’s Southampton have taken nine points from their last 18 possible and are on a three-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. Just two goals were conceded by Southampton during their last six matches while tallying five. Their last league match against Liverpool ended in a 1-0 win.

    Southampton do have a number of key first-team players suffering from injuries. Hassenhuttl is without centre-bac Jannick Vestergaard due to a knee injury. Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, and Michael Obafemi are all three ruled out as well through their respective injuries.

    Adding to Hassenhuttl’s worries are the potential absences of Che Adams, Oriol Romeu, and Mohamed Salisu. With so many players suffering from injuries, Southampton’s unbeaten run at the King Power Stadium will be in doubt on Saturday.

    Brendan Rodgers has a few fitness worries of his own. James Maddison is nursing a knee injury but is likely to make the squad. Jamie Vardy continues to have a groin issue. He should be fit to play this weekend, however.

    Cengiz Under and Ricardo Pereira are both still suffering from their respective injuries. Under is likely to make the squad while Ricardo is not. Dennis Praet is ruled out with a thigh strain.

    The away team are unbeaten in the last seven matches between these clubs. Southampton have won twice and drawn twice in that time period. The Saints’ injuries will affect their ability to get another victory versus Leicester City.

    Danny Ings leads Southampton in goals with seven in his last 14 league matches. He tallied the Saints’ winner at the King Power Stadium last term. These teams should find the back of the net when they meet. Their last three matches finished with over 2.5 goals tallied.

    Forebet predicts a low-scoring draw in the upcoming match between Leicester and Southampton.