Leicester – Southampton will be an exciting clash between two unlikely top four hopefuls on Saturday (start time 3pm ET on Peacock Premium) as the Foxes and Saints aim to kick on after a fine first half of the season.
Brendan Rodgers and Leicester came so close to a top four finish last season and despite a mountain of injuries so far this season they’re right in the title race.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton are just three points behind Leicester in a congested pack of teams at the top of the table, as Saints beat Liverpool last time out and these teams are both capable of causing huge upsets.
Leicester are more likely to finish in the top four with Jamie Vardy once again leading the charge, but red-hot Southampton could surprise everyone. After Leicester’s huge win against Saints last season, there is now extra spice when these teams met. This should be a beauty.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead as the Foxes and Saints collide.
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Leicester City rested Jamie Vardy and James Maddison for the FA Cup win at Stoke City as they nurse long-term issues. Dennis Praet is out for three months with a hamstring issue.
Nathan Redmond and Jannik Vestergaard remain out for Southampton, while Moussa Djenepo is also out and Danny Ings has tested positive for COVID-19 and is due to miss this game after his period of self-isolation only ends on Friday. Michael Obafemia and Nathan Tella are also out for Saints.
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Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Leicester (-121) are the favorites with the bookies, but Southampton (+300) have won their last two trips to the Foxes and could be worth a punt. The draw is +270.
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This should be a really open game, with contrasting styles on show but both teams will be full of confidence. Leicester should probably edge it, but Southampton have caused plenty of shocks and playing against a team which loves to attack suits them well. Leicester 2-2 Southampton.
How to watch Leicester – Southampton stream and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium