Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Premier League champions have endured mixed fortunes in early stages of their domestic season, but Claudio Ranieri’s men have achieved the perfect record from their first-ever two games in the UEFA Champions League. Their latest 1-0 win over Porto will have been a major morale boost ahead of the Southampton game which will be of great importance for the Foxes. Ranieri’s men are unbeaten in their last three matches with the Saints, but Southampton are coming off from a four-match winning run and will have to be taken quite seriously. Claude Puel appears to have finally gained footing with his new side, leading Southampton to consecutive wins across all competitions in September. Their on the road record still offers some reason for concern, although their two wins in last five away games came to the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. All in all, Leicester City will be under pressure to get back in form in the Premier League and we predict a home win for Ranieri’s men.
Highlighted Player (Andy King):
Born in Barnstaple, England on 29 October 1988, Andy King is a Welsh professional footballer famous for only representing one club in his career. The midfielder had began his youth career at Chelsea, but moved to Leicester in 2004 and he was handed his first professional contract in May 2007. He has since represented Foxes in League One, Championship and the Premier League, making over 300 league appearances and scoring more than 55 goals in the process. While he was not exactly a first team regular during the 2015/2016 season that will forever remained etched in the memory of Leicester City fans, King made over 20 league outings to help the Foxes lift the coveted trophy for the first time in history. Meanwhile, he has made more than 30 appearances for the Welsh national team, starting no fewer than five games as the Dragons secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.