Southampton vs Leicester Preview & Prediction
When is Southampton vs Leicester taking place? Southampton vs Leicester will take place on Wednesday 1st December, 2021 at 19:30 (UK)
Where is Southampton vs Leicester taking place? Southampton vs Leicester will take place at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton
Where can I get tickets for Southampton vs Leicester? Ticket information for Southampton vs Leicester can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Southampton vs Leicester on in the UK? Southampton vs Leicester will be televised live on the Amazon Prime app on smart TVs
Where can I stream Southampton vs Leicester in the UK? Southampton vs Leicester can be streamed live on Amazon Prime
- Southampton attempted to match up to Liverpool at Anfield in their most recent Premier League fixture, which proved a mistake as the Reds ruthlessly exposed the Saints defensively and eventually wound up 4-0 winners.
- The likelihood is that Southampton revert back to a 4-4-2 formation here with Che Adams and Adam Armstrong as a front two and Kyle Walker-Peters brought back into the starting line-up.
- James Maddison sent a message to his detractors this past weekend, recording a goal and two assists, whilst Jamie Vardy bagged a brace as Leicester defeated Watford 4-2 in an entertaining affair.
- Such a performance is expected to see Maddison retain his spot in the starting line-up away at Southampton in will likely be an unchanged side, with midfielder Youri Tielemans still absent.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; A. Armstrong, Adams
UNAVAILABLE: S. Armstrong (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Djenepo (Personal reasons), Stephens (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Soumare, Ndidi; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
UNAVAILABLE: Fofana (Injured), Justin (Injured), Pereira (Injured), Tielemans (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Vardy (Rested)
This particular fixture sends shivers down the spine of most Southampton fans ever since Leicester’s 0-9 slaughtering of the Saints back in October 2019. More recent matches between the two have been far lower scoring affairs, with Leicester having won two and drawn one of their last three fixtures in all competitions. All three of those games contained under 2.5 goals scored and the same may be on the cards here with five of Southampton’s six home Premier League games this season having seen the same outcome. Leicester will be hoping to utilise their pace on the counter-attack through the likes of Ademola Lookman, Harvey Barnes and of course Jamie Vardy, but Southampton are not expected to set up as openly as they did against Liverpool from a defensive perspective and will likely deploy a more conservative setup here. With that in mind, back under 2.5 goals scored regardless of who comes out on top.
Tip: UNDER 2.5 GOALS