Your comprehensive guide to the Southampton and Leicester City match in the English Premier League 2022/2023

Today, the Matchday 26 of 38 of the English Premier League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Southampton against Leicester City, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Southampton and Leicester City will certainly be wanting to get better from their frustrating FA Mug fifth-round leaves when they face off at St Mary's in the Premier Organization on Saturday.

While the Saints have actually shed each of their last five home league suits, the Foxes have actually suffered defeat in 3 of their last 4 top-flight games when driving.

Because leading basement club Southampton to an impressive 1-0 win at Chelsea and also being validated as the club's permanent manager for the remainder of the period, Ruben Selles has suffered defeat in his last two games accountable within a five-day period.

A slim 1-0 Premier Organization defeat away against fellow strugglers Leeds United last weekend was complied with by an awkward 2-1 loss in the house to League Two outfit Grimsby Community in the FA Mug on Wednesday, with Gavan Holohan converting two penalties before Duje Caleta-Car pulled one back in the 2nd fifty percent.

The only genuine positive that the Saints can take from that defeat to their fourth-tier counterparts is that they can currently concentrate totally on their pursuit for Premier Organization survival, with 14 games continuing to be to lower the four-point deficit and climb up out of the drop zone.

Southampton followers have actually had little to cheer around at St Mary's thus far this period, with only 6 points collected in 11 Premier League residence matches-- at the very least six less than any other team in the division.

Nonetheless, the Saints can take self-confidence from their 2-1 success away at Leicester previously this period, as well as one more win on Saturday would see them finish the organization double over the Foxes for the first time because the 2007-08 campaign when both clubs were in the Champion.

Brendan Rodgers would have wished that Leicester's outstanding success over Aston Rental property (4-2) and also Tottenham Hotspur (4-1) could serve as a springboard for a positive run of type. Nonetheless, the Foxes at some point ended the month of February with 3 successive defeats.

Back-to-back Premier League losses unanswered against Manchester United and Toolbox were followed by an unsatisfactory 2-1 home defeat versus Champion side Blackburn Rovers in the FA Mug on Tuesday, with the 2021 winners collapsing out in the fifth round.

After 5 successive seasons finishing inside the top 10 of the Premier Organization, Leicester may have to approve a bottom-half surface this term if their inconsistent form fails to enhance in the last third of the campaign. The Foxes are still looking over their shoulders at the prospect of relegation, with just three factors dividing themselves in 14th from 18th-placed Everton.

Football neutrals will certainly have delighted in enjoying Leicester on their travels this period, as their away video games have actually seen a total of 49 objectives racked up in the Premier Organization, greater than any other group in the division.

The Foxes get in Saturday's component having won eight of their last 10 Premier League matches against teams beginning the day at the foot of the table, while they are unbeaten in each of their previous five check outs to St Mary's including the remarkable 9-0 triumph in October 2019.

Southampton boss Selles has actually confirmed that top scorer Che Adams - who netted a support in the 2-1 win at Leicester back in August - will go back to the matchday squad on Saturday after missing the last three games with an undefined issue, while defender Mohammed Salisu is likewise in opinion to return after missing three matches with a knock.

Full-back Juan Larios has actually stepped up his healing as well as is readied to bet the club's B team following a prolonged define with a hamstring trouble, while Valentino Livramento is proceeding his rehab from an ACL injury.

Following the midweek loss to Grimsby, Selles is anticipated to revert to a comparable side that began versus Leeds last weekend break, with the likes of Gavin Bazunu, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella-Kotchap, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong and also Kamaldeen Sulemana prepared to return to the very first XI.

When it comes to Leicester, they will certainly lack hurt quartet James Justin (Achilles), Jonny Evans (thigh), Ryan Bertrand (knee) and also Youri Tielemans (ankle joint), with the last confronting six weeks on the sidelines.

Nevertheless, Rodgers has given a positive update on the fitness of vital playmaker James Maddison, who must be fit to return from a knee concern to include on Saturday.

Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Victor Kristiansen, Nampalys Mendy and also Kelechi Iheanacho were all turned out of the beginning lineup in midweek, however they are anticipated to be recalled for the clash at St Mary's.

Southampton possible starting schedule:
Bazunu; Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud; S. Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Elyounoussi; Suleiman, Onuachu

Leicester City feasible starting schedule:
Ward; Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Christian; Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall; Tete, Madison, Barnes; Iheanacho

We state: Southampton 1-3 Leicester City
An entertaining end-to-end competition could be on the cards at St Mary's in between two groups that can ill-afford to drop more points as they bid to stay clear of relegation.

Thinking about Southampton's residence type and Leicester's hazard in the final 3rd, we believes that the Foxes will certainly outscore their opponents as well as case three important factors.

Event details:

NAME: Southampton - Leicester City
DATE: 4 Mar 2023
TIME: 17:30 UTC
VENUE: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Southampton and Leicester City?

  Astro SuperSport 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD
  Diema Sport 2 HD
  Digi Sport 4 Romania
  Eleven Sports 1 Portugal HD
  Nova Sports Premier League HD
  Sky Sports Main Event UK HD
  Sky Sports Premier League HD
  SuperSport Premier League HD
  V Sport Premier League HD