Leicester City vs Southampton – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

Leicester s head coach Brendan Rodgers applauds
Leicester s head coach Brendan Rodgers applauds - IMAGO / SNA

Leicester City will welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium this Saturday as both sides continue to look for their first league win of the season. 

Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)

Key Statistics

Leicester City have lost just one of their last ten home games (W5, D4).

They have kept nine clean sheets in 32 head-to-head meetings with Southampton.

Leicester’s James Maddison has scored four times in eight league appearances against Southampton. 

Southampton are winless in their last eight away league games (D3m L5).

They have received seven red cards against Leicester City. 

Head to head

In 32 Premier League meetings between both sides, Leicester City have the edge as they have won 13 times while Southampton have eight wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Leicester City: L-D-W-W-W

Southampton: D-L-L-W-D

Leicester City 

Leicester City will look to put the disappointment of the first two weeks of the season behind them when they welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts have endured two disappointing results this season. During the first weekend, they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Brentford. 

Last weekend, they were beaten 4-2 by Arsenal in a match that proved that their struggles with set-pieces continue. 

With no new signings this summer and with interests in their key players Wesley Fofana, James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy, a section of pessimistic Leicester City fans are already predicting a relegation battle.

Given where they are at the moment, there is no cause for alarm yet. However, Brendan Rodgers will know that for them to get back to the heights they enjoyed two seasons ago, something has to change.

With the fans already feeling disgruntled, Rodgers will be desperate to win this game against a Southampton side who look very beatable these days. https://twitter.com/LCFC/status/1559954710957785090

Possible Leicester City starting line-up

Danny Ward; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey; Timothy Castagne, James Justin, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Kiernan; Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.

Injured: Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand

Doubtful: None 

Suspended:  None 


Much like their hosts, the Saints have also struggled this season, taking just one point from the available six points.

They began their season with a 4-1 loss to Tottenham before coming back from two goals down to draw with Leeds United last time out.

The poor form and negativity around the club has affected head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl who is reportedly not speaking with a host of his players again.

The Austrian deflected questions about his future last week, but might not be around for longer if his side fails to win this game. The visitors have just one win in their last 14 league outings (D3, L10) while they have failed to win a Premier League road game since February (D3, L5 since).

And so, a win in this game remains a priority if Hasenhuttl wants to remain in the dugout beyond this weekend. 

Possible Southampton starting line-up

Gavin Bazunu; Kyle Walker-Peters, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Jan Bednarek, Mohammed Salisu, Moussa Djenepo; James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Joe Aribo; Mohamed Elyounoussi, Che Adams.

Injured: Theo Walcott, Valentino Livramento

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Leicester 2-2 Southampton