When Southampton and Leicester City meet on Saturday evening, they will have the opportunity to end two and three game losing streaks, respectively.
The Saints, who have been in the Premier League since the 2014/15 season, appear to be the favourites for relegation after a poor start to the season. However, only four points separate them from Leeds United, who holds the last safe spot, so a win over Leicester City this weekend would be critical.
Southampton and Leicester City will meet on Saturday evening with the chance to snap two and three-game losing streaks, respectively.
After a poor start to the season, the Saints, who have been in the Premier League since the 2014/15 season, appear to be the favourites for relegation. However, only four points separate them from Leeds United, who currently holds the final safe spot, so a win over Leicester City this weekend would be crucial.
Southampton and Leicester will face off in the Southampton vs Leicester of Premier League 2023 on 4th March 2023 at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Southampton vs Leicester, Premier League 2023
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2023
Kickoff: 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET / 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium
Southampton defender Juan Larios is nearing a return after participating in training after missing time with a hamstring injury, while Valentino Livramento is still recovering from an ACL injury.
Che Adams and Mohammed Salisu both suffered knocks in the midweek loss to Grimsby and are doubtful for Saturday, while Mislav Orsic was named in the starting lineup after a brief absence due to concussion and will be hoping to keep his place on the left flank ahead of Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Selles is expected to revert to the same starting lineup that faced Leeds last weekend, with Gavin Bazunu, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella-Kotchap, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, and Kamaldeen Sulemana all set to return.
Southampton Possible Starting Lineup:
Gavin Bazunu, Romain Perraud, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Jan Bednarek, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Roméo Lavia, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Paul Onuachu, Kamaldeen Sulemana
Leicester will be without injured quartet James Justin (Achilles), Jonny Evans (thigh), Ryan Bertrand (knee), and Youri Tielemans (ankle), the latter of whom could be out for up to six weeks.
Rodgers, on the other hand, has provided a positive update on the fitness of key playmaker James Maddison, who should be able to return from a knee injury and play on Saturday.
Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Victor Kristiansen, Nampalys Mendy, and Kelechi Iheanacho were all rotated out of the starting lineup in midweek, but are expected to return for the match at St Mary’s.
Leicester Possible Starting Lineup:
Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Wout Faes, Victor Kristiansen, Dennis Praet, Wilfred Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Tetê, K. Iheanacho, Harvey Barnes
Southampton vs Leicester Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Southampton and Leicester have met 97 times in their history. The home team has won 35 of those games, while the visitors have won 32. Between the two teams, there have been 30 draws.
- The home team won the last meeting between the two teams 2-1, snapping a five-game losing streak in this fixture.
- The Saints have gone nine games without a clean sheet in this fixture.
- Leicester is one of only two Premier League teams that has yet to draw a game away from home this season.
- This season, the Foxes have scored 36 league goals, the most of any team in the bottom half of the table.
- Southampton has only collected six points at home this season, the fewest in the English Premier League.
Statistics for Southampton and Leicester
Southampton’s last FA Cup match was a 2-1 loss to Grimsby. In this game, they had 75% possession and three shots on goal. At St. Mary’s Stadium, they also had ten corners, with Duje Caleta-Car scoring one.
Southampton has given up two or more goals in ten of their last 24 games this season.
Leicester’s last game was a loss to Blackburn at King Power Stadium. The score was 2-1 in this FA Cup match, with Leicester having five shots on target and 64% possession.
Leicester has allowed two or more goals in seven of their last ten away games. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 7 of the last 10 Leicester away matches. Leicester has scored two goals or more in six of their last ten away games.
- Southampton has lost their last five Premier League home games.
- Leicester City has only won one of their last four Premier League away games.
- The last two meetings between these two teams at this venue ended in draws.
Southampton vs Leicester Prediction
This is a difficult game to call because both teams have been struggling and will be desperate to win. We believe Leicester is the better team of the two and will have a better chance of winning this game. It all depends on the official Southampton vs. Leicester starting lineups. Leicester will win this game if James Maddison returns. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Leicester to win at the odds of 2.55.
Southampton vs Leicester Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Leicester’s standout player this season has been James Maddison, and we expect the England international to have a big impact against Southampton on Saturday.
Maddison not only leads the Foxes in Premier League scoring this season with nine goals, but he also has more assists (5) than any other Leicester player. If anyone is going to score or set up the game-winning goal this weekend, it’s Maddison.
The 26-year-old has two goals in his last three league games for Leicester and appears to be in good form right now. Don’t be surprised if Maddison scores or assists on a set-piece, as he has been excellent on free-kick duty this season.