Southampton v Leicester City Match Preview & Best Odds

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Southampton v Leicester City Match Preview & Best Odds

 

Southampton go head-to-head with Leicester City in the Championship on Friday evening, both sides having suffered shock defeats in their last outings.

 

Shock thrashing

On the very same day that Leicester City lost on home soil to an improved Hull City, Southampton were hammered by Sunderland and ahead of their meeting with each other on Friday evening, the Saints and the Foxes sit seventh and third in the Championship table respectively. Having collected ten points from four games, Saints boss Russell Martin will have been more than happy with his side’s start to the campaign although much of the optimism will have completely evaporated following the shock 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Sunderland on Wearside. Clearly defence isn’t Southampton’s forte this season so far, the manner in which the side collapsed against the Black Cats will be of huge concern to Martin and he will be desperate to avoid a repeat performance on Friday evening.

 

Far from convincing

Similarly, Leicester City have been far from convincing in the opening few weeks of the 2023/24 Championship campaign although they recorded six back-to-back victories before losing to Hull City, the Foxes failing to score more than two in a single game during this time. Leicester sit just a single point adrift of top spot as things stand although they clearly can’t assume that they will enjoy a swift return back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

 

Spoils shared

Given his each side fared in their most recent respective outings, we envisage a somewhat tighter and more competitive meeting and one which we envisage suiting the visitors more than the home side. Southampton will have benefitted from increased training following their thumping last time out and as such, we expect to see the spoils shared in what will be a hard-fought encounter.

 

Back a draw at best odds of 13/5