Premier League – Season Continues – Leicester City v Southampton on Match-day 3
Leicester at home against Soton – Saturday – 3:00pm GMT – The King Power Stadium.
This clash sees seventeenth play fifteenth, as struggling Soton visit the King Power Stadium to face Leicester.
Leicester City face his opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter
Leicester come to this fixture on the back of a 4-2 away win against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.
Also, Leicester will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Premier League season. With a fifteenth position in the league and 0 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, they currently have one point in the League having drawn one game and lost one game.
Leicester have drawn one game of their one League matches at home this season.
Victory for Leicester City would take their points tally to 4 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Leicester, in terms of goals scored (4). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been James Maddison (1), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (1), and Timothy Castagne (1). Leicester’s defensive record in the Premier League has so far been very weak, with six goals conceded in their last games. This is an issue that Brendan Rodgers urgently needs to address within the dressing room.
It is likely that three key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester team.
Southampton face their opponents, equal on points, with both keen to make progress
Following a 2-2 draw against Leeds United, Soton will be hoping for more.
Also, with one draws in one game, Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With one point (0W, 1L and 1D), they are established in seventeenth position in the League having drawn one game and lost one game.
Soton will travel to Leicester with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one losses.
A victory for Southampton would put them on 4 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Soton will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (3). Their stand out attacking players have been Kyle Walker-Peters (1), Joe Aribo (1), and James Ward Prowse (1). Ralph Hasenhuttl will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with six goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.
Soton’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
Leicester City v Southampton – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Leicester and Soton have faced each other 44 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Leicester’s favour (17 – 14). In addition, Leicester recent form against Soton has been outstanding, winning on six out of the last 11 fixtures. The last time they played each other in this competition The Foxes delivered a 4-1 home win.
Players to watch
For Leicester, James Maddison, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in two League games so far, while Kyle Walker-Peters is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in two League fixtures this Premier League Season for Soton.