The King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
Key Stat: Leicester City's ten wins so far this season is bettered only by table-topping Manchester United.
Expert Verdict: Southampton's rebuilding under Ralph Hassenhuttl is showcased well by this fixture - the Foxes having scored nine at St Mary's last season at the nadir of the Saints' season. They have bounced back so well, but they go into this game as outsiders. Missing Danny Ings up front, they could find the gap to the top four opens up this weekend.
Leicester City and Southampton meet in the Premier League in a key match for both teams’ European ambitions. The fourth-placed Foxes welcome the seventh-placed Saints to the King Power Stadium with just three points separating the two sides. They meet on Saturday January 16 and the live action starts at 20:00 local time.
Defenders:James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne
Defensive Midfielders:Wilfried Ndidi, Youri Tielemans
Attacking Midfielders:Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes
Defenders:Kyle Walker Peters, Jan Bednarek, Dale Stephens, Ryan Bertrand
Midfielders:Stuart Armstrong, James Ward Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo, Theo Walcott
Forwards:Che Adams, Shane Long
Southampton’s 2-1 win when they last faced Leicester at the King Power Stadium was all the more remarkable because of what preceded it – namely Leicester’s 9-0 win at St Mary’s the previous October. Southampton have won each of their last two matches at the King Power 2-1, with Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings scoring in last year’s fixture after Denis Praet had struck first for Leicester. Here are the results of their last five matches:
Jan 11, 2020: Leicester City 1-2 Southampton
Oct 25, 2019: Southampton 0-9 Leicester City
Jan 12, 2019: Leicester City 1-2 Southampton
Nov 27, 2018: Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
Aug 25, 2018: Southampton 1-2 Leicester City
Leicester City can be backed at 31/40 with Betway to win at home to Southampton.
Both teams to score has been set at a best price of 4/5 with Bet365.
Jamie Vardy is 17/20 with 888sport to score at any time.
Leicester City can pull clear of Southampton with a win in this game and, with Danny Ings out for the visitors, the Foxes have a big opportunity.