EPL: Southampton vs Leicester City




Leaving behind a crushing 0-4 defeat against Liverpool a few days ago, Southampton will welcome Leicester at St. Mary’s in the 14th round of the Premier League. Although the opponent possesses much better quality factors, this is the season “Foxes” are not in good form. Therefore, the door for Southampton to end its 2-match losing streak is very open.

Although he had foreseen the difficulties in the march to Liverpool’s holy land. However, conceding a goal in the 2nd minute of the game caused Southampton to break the game and lose the match 0-4. Not long ago, Southampton also lost 1-2 at rookie Norwich Stadium, the match where they were the first to open the scoring thanks to striker Che Adams. Empty in the last two matches, it can be understood how teachers and coach Ralph Hasenhuttl are hungry for victory before welcoming Leicester. In the last 5 rounds in the Premier League, Southampton won 2, drew 1 and also lost 2.

Since the beginning of the season, the home team at St. Mary’s Stadium won 3, drew 5 and lost 5 matches. This result only gives them 14 points and 15th place in the rankings. This is a pretty bad number and of course Southampton needs to make quick progress in the near future. This is a season where Southampton’s attack is very bad, they only have a total of 11 goals from the beginning of the season. That achievement is only better than rookie Norwich with 7 goals. Besides, their defense conceded 6 goals in the last 2 rounds and 18 goals from the beginning of the season. Southampton’s biggest fulcrum at the moment is at home, where they are unbeaten in all 3 recent visits and won 2 matches.

In a day of sublime public competition, Leicester beat rookie Watford to 4-2 at home. The match where striker Jamie Vardy had a double to mark his return. This result also helps the “Fox” forget the 0-3 loss at home to Chelsea and also ends the 3-match winless streak in the Premier League. In general, this is a period when Leicester are not in a really stable form. Only counting the last 5 rounds they won 2, drew 1 and also lost 2. Considering from the beginning of the season, Leicester won 5, drew 3 and lost 5 to bring back 18 points and 10th place on the table.

The away team is letting the group to attend the European Cup leave with a long distance and the upcoming journey will be very difficult. At the Europa League playground, despite being at the top of Group C with 8 points from 5 matches. However, Leicester is only 2 points ahead of the bottom team, having to be a guest of Napoli in the closing match, the possibility of “Foxes” being eliminated from the game is still very high. The defense is a big problem for Leicester this season. In the last 13 appearances in a row in all competitions, Leicester could not keep a clean sheet. Leicester also did not keep a clean sheet in the last 5 matches in the Premier League. Since the beginning of the season, goalkeeper Schmeichel has had to go into the net to pick up the ball 23 times. With the current performance relationship of the two teams, a draw is very likely to happen after the upcoming match.

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