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Preview: Leicester City v Southampton - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

city ​​of leicester When Southampton Heading to the fixture at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, we’ll be looking for our first win of the season.

The Foxes and Saints are currently 15th and 17th in the Premier League standings, with one draw each in their first two games.

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Potential secession now dominates the conversation in Leicester, with future Wesley Fofana, Yuri Tielemans When Jamie Vardy All remaining hot topics for discussion.

Brendan Rogers While he’ll accept it’s part of the territory, and perhaps it’s necessary for him to sign a new deal, the Northern Irishman is determined to get his team on the board and get a win as soon as possible. We need to be evenly focused.

Leicester have scored twice each against Brentford and Arsenal, but after conceding six on the other side of the pitch, they have only one point to show for their efforts.

Speculation about the departure of Fofana or Kasper Schemichel shouldn’t necessarily be blamed on that. This is a Leicester side who have fallen back overall since winning the FA Cup in 2021 and are at risk of being permanently pinned in the mid-table.

With Chelsea and Manchester United following suit, Rodgers knows his job will be a little easier for the rest of the month with a win over an equally open Southampton side.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttle on 13 August 2022© Reuters

As far as Southampton is concerned, Ralph Hasenhuttle Already had to dodge questions about his future this early in the season.

The Austrian would have expected more outbursts from the media when his side lost 2-0 to Leeds last weekend.

Joe Alibo When Kyle Walker-Peters Scoring in the final 18 minutes gave the Saints momentum for their trip to the East Midlands.

Hasenhuttl remains concerned about his own defense, but the character show against Leedes gives him confidence that his players are available against Leicester’s defense, which he plays with little conviction. .

However, Southampton are currently without a five-game winning streak against the Foxes. Their last success came in January 2020 in an away trip when he scored a 2–1 win.

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Wesley Fofana in Leicester City taken on July 23, 2022© Reuters

Barring any developments in Fofana’s future, the Frenchman should remain in Leicester’s backline.

but, Kagler Soyunk may come back instead Daniel AmatiWhen Kerechi house hole town Push or chance in the last third.

it can lead to Keenan Dewsbury Hall Go down to the substitutes’ bench instead of the transfer-linked Thielemann.

Hasenhuttl managed to make at least two changes in the last third with Aribo. Sekoumara When Adam Armstrong All cases are recalled.

The rest of Southampton side could stay the same if not Oriol Romeu given the chance to return to the team before Romeo Lavia.

Candidates for Leicester City’s starting XI:
Ward; Fofana, Evans, Soyunk. Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Justin; Madison, Ijea Nacho.Vardy

Southampton starting options:
Bazunu; Vera Kochup, Bednarek and Saris. Walker-Peters, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Jenepo. Armstrong, Alibo.Adams

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Leicester City 2-1 Southampton.

With both teams loosely defending in the opening weeks, that area of ​​the pitch gets as much attention as the other side. Nonetheless, home advantage could be key for Leicester.

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