Leicester City host Southampton at home as they move closer to the Premier League title.
Leicester are the League leaders on 66 points and are 5 points clear from the second placed Tottenham, they hope to win this game as their dream of being Champions gradually turns to reality.
Southampton are 7th on the table with 47 points and are 4 points below Manchester City in 4th place, they are hoping to win this game and move closer top 4 should Man City falter.
Leicester are currently unbeaten in their last 5 Premier League games as they have won 4 and drew 1 while Southampton have lost 2 of their last 5 games, won 2 and drew 1.
Leicester are the second highest scorers in the league, only Tottenham (56) have scored more goals than Leicester City (54).
Leicester have kept clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 home games, they are also unbeaten in their last 11 home games.
Leicester City: Team News
Mathew James is the only injury problem in Leicester’s squad. Andy King should be fine and fit to face Southampton while Schmeichel’s rumoured injury is a false alert as he is ready to start in this crucial game.
Leicester City: Expected Starting Line up (4-4-2)
Schmeichel – Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson – Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez – Okazaki, Vardy.
Southampton: Team News
Ryan Betrand is a doubt for the clash as he seems to yet to recover from a knee injury. Charlie Austin is still out with a knee problem, while Gardos and Rogriguez are short of match fitness.
Southampton: Expected Starting Line up (4-4-2)
Forster – Soares, van Dijk, Fonte, Targett – Davis, Romeu, Wanyanma, Mane – Long, Pelle.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Head-to-Head Stats
- Leicester have won 3 of their last 5 home games against Southampton and lost 2.
- Leicester has won 4 of their last 10 meetings, lost 5 and drew 1.
- Each of the last 5 games between these two teams have witnessed at least 2 goals.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Prediction
Ranieri and his side seem destined for the Premier league glory this season and they have put so much work in it to make sure they grab the title. With their good run of form, I think the home side will get the Victory.
From their recent run of form, the game is expected to witness at least a goal but not more than 3 goals, while Leicester is expected to keep a clean sheet in the match.
Best Bet: Leicester to win @ 2.16