Leicester City will be eager to continue their positive run in the Premier League as they take a trip to St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Foxes currently occupy the third spot in the league while being two points away from the second spot and seven points away from the top.
Southampton, on the other end, has struggled this season and find themselves a spot above the relegation zone. A win for the Saints is a must in order to ease off the pressure Ralph Hasenhuttl’s shoulders.
Date- Saturday, October 26 | Kick-Off- 12:30 AM (IST) | Venue- St. Mary’s Stadium
The Saints will continue to be without Moussa Djenepo and Cedric Soares due to injuries. Nathan Redmond hasn’t had much to offer since the start of the season and could get the axe sooner rather than later. The likes of Kevin Danso, Shane Long, Che Adams and Sofiane Boufal could have a part to play in the forthcoming fixture. The goalscorer against Wolves, Danny Ings is expected to partner along James Ward-Prowse in attack.
The good news from Brendan Rodgers is that playmaker, James Maddison is back in contention of starting against Southampton after being sidelined due to injury. Dennis Praet might have to make way for Maddison in midfield as a result of that. Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez are expected to keep their spot in the team in spite of the pressure from Demarai Gray and Dennis Praet off the bench. Jamie Vardy should be leading the attack. Meanwhile, Matty James remains the only long term absentee for Leicester City.
Southampton- Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Ings
Leicester City- Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
In the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Leicester City who has the upper hand with four wins in contrast to Southampton’s two wins.
Southampton has failed to win in the last six home games in the Premier League.
Danny Ings has been amongst the goals for Southampton and can lead to problems for Leicester’s defence. The 27-year-old has four goals and an assist in 9 league appearances this season.
Jamie Vardy has been his usual self for Leicester City this season. The English international has scored six goals in nine games for the Foxes this season.
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