Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League 2020/21 – Gameweek 19

After a highly impressive performance in the FA Cup against Stoke City, Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester team take on Southampton in the Premier League, and Alley Sport is here with Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton. Leicester are on a 5 match unbeaten run and will hope to continue their solid form against an equally impressive Southampton who are as high as 6th in the league table.

Brendan Rodgers has been praised for his impressive transformation of Leicester over the last 2 seasons | Image: Getty Images, Leicester predicted lineup vs Southampton
Brendan Rodgers has been praised for his impressive transformation of Leicester over the last 2 seasons | Image: Getty Images, Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton

Leicester vs Southampton, Match Preview

Leicester City have performed above expectations in the league this season, sitting at 3rd one point behind league leaders Liverpool. The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 5 matches in all competitions, recently defeating Championship club Stoke City 4-0 in the FA Cup 3rd Round. Playing on a cold night in Stoke, full-back James Justin opened the scoring for the Foxes, sending a right-footed effort from outside the box into the net on 34 minutes. Experienced player Marc Albrighton doubled Leicester’s lead from inside the box shortly before the hour mark.

New signing Timothy Castagne found Ayoze Perez, who converted from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner to make it three. Young winger Harvey Barnes finished the rout for Leicester on the 81st minute, sending the Foxes to the next round of the FA Cup, where they have drawn Brentford away.

Southampton only recently defeated Premier League champions Liverpool, with former Liverpool player Danny Ings scoring the only goal of the match. Manager Ralph Hassenhuttl will be hoping to build on this positive result and gain momentum as Southampton will try to be in the European qualification spots come end of this season.

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Leicester City's Harvey Barnes was impressive and scored a goal against Stoke City in the FA Cup | Image: LFCF.com, Leicester predicted lineup vs Southampton
Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes was impressive and scored a goal against Stoke City in the FA Cup | Image: LFCF.com, Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton

Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton: Latest Team News

Turkish forward Cengiz Under is a doubt for this match with an ankle injury, and so is midfield play-maker James Maddison, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer. Match fitness of star striker Jamie Vardy is also a doubt, given the player is recovering from a hip injury. Midfielder Denis Praet and full-back Ricardo Pereira are also recovering from injuries and are doubts for the clash against Southampton.

The Saints will be without first-choice goalkeeper Alex McCarthy who is out with an injury. Defenders Jannik Vestergaard and Mohammed Salisu are injury doubts, and so are forwards Michael Obafemi and Che Adams. Ralph Hassenhuttl will be without midfielder Nathan Redmond who is recovering from a hip injury as well as winger Moussa Djenepo who has an injured hamstring.

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Leicester striker Vardy's availability for the Southampton match is subject to his match fitness as he is recovering from a hip injury | Image: 90min, Leicester predicted lineup vs Southampton
Leicester striker Vardy’s availability for the Southampton match is subject to his match fitness as he is recovering from a hip injury | Image: 90min, Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton

Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton

We expect Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers to go with his preferred 3-defender formation for this fixture. Jaime Vardy is expected to start, although his availability is still not 100%, with the English striker recovering from a hip injury. The same goes for James Maddison who, if fitness permits, is expected to start as an attacking midfielder, alongside Harvey Barnes.

Formation: 3-4-2-1

GK: Kasper Schmeichel

LCB: Jonny Evans

CB: Wesley Fofana

RCB: James Justin

LWB: Timothy Castagne

RWB: Marc Albrighton

CM: Wilfred Ndidi

CM: Youri Tielemans

CAM: James Maddison

CAM: Harvey Barnes

ST: Jamie Vardy

Leicester play-maker James Maddison was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer | Image: The Mirror, Leicester predicted lineup vs Southampton
Leicester play-maker James Maddison was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer | Image: The Mirror, Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton

Leicester City predicted lineup vs Southampton: Score Prediction

Although Southampton are in high spirits following their victory over Liverpool in the previous match-week, we expect the Saints to fall to defeat at the King Power Stadium. Expect a 2-1 win for Leicester City.

Leicester vs Southampton, Live Stream

Star Sports Network will be broadcasting this match live in India from 0130 IST, while fans also have the option of streaming the game live on Disney+ Hotstar. UK fans can watch the match on Sky Sports UK from 2100 BST.

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