Leicester vs Southampton Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League
When is Leicester vs Southampton on and what time does it start? Leicester vs Southampton will take place on Saturday 20th August, 2022 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is Leicester vs Southampton taking place? Leicester vs Southampton will take place at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Where can I get tickets for Leicester vs Southampton? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Leicester vs Southampton on in the UK? Leicester vs Southampton will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Leicester vs Southampton in the UK? Leicester vs Southampton cannot be streamed live in the UK
- Leicester were second best to a Gabriel Jesus-inspired Arsenal last weekend and the pre-season concerns surrounding the lack of depth in the Foxes squad are proving justified, with Brendan Rodgers in need of reinforcements before the transfer window closes.
- The return of Harvey Barnes to the fold may prompt a change of formation from Brendan Rodgers if the Englishman is deemed fit enough to start the match, while transfer speculation surrounding Wesley Fofana’s future may affect his participation.
- Sweltering conditions did not prevent an entertaining game of football at St. Mary’s last weekend as Southampton salvaged a point from 0-2 behind against Leeds, and that will have greatly improved the mood in the Saints camp after their heavy defeat to Spurs on the opening weekend.
- Ralph Hassenhuttl will be unable to call upon the services of full-back pair Tino Livramento and Romain Perraud, but he has hinted that may well keep faith with the wing-back system that he deployed from the start against Leeds.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Ward; Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey; Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Justin; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
UNAVAILABLE: Bertrand (Injured), Pereira (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Fofana (Personal reasons)
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Bazunu; Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Salisu; Walker-Peters, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Djenepo; S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi; Adams
UNAVAILABLE: Livramento (Injured), Perraud (Injured), Walcott (Injured)
With both sides having made disappointing starts to the season – with a point apiece to show for their efforts so far – it feels as if this game has added significance. Defensively, neither side inspires confidence but the potential return of Harvey Barnes will bring an extra dimension to Leicester’s attack, and they certainly have the edge in that department. There have been a combined 19 goals scored in the four matches these two sides have contested so far this season, so over 2.5 goals certainly has potential. With Leicester’s added firepower, in addition to home advantage, backing the Foxes to win a high-scoring match is the betting suggestion.
TIP: LEICESTER TO WIN & OVER 2.5 GOALS