Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Southampton were on the verge of beating Arsenal at their St. Mary’s Stadium at the weekend, but Olivier Giroud’s late goal eventually helped the Gunners pick up one point from the match. As a result, the Saints extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to games, with the team dropping to the bottom half of the standings. Manuel Pellegrino’s troops recorded only one win in previous seven league fixtures and, no doubt, Wednesday’s football match against Leicester City is of big importance for the hosts. The Foxes have been in a splendid form of late and they will be looking to record their fourth consecutive win in the national championship when they face Southampton in the midweek fixture. A close encounter is on the cards and we predict the two sides are going to play out a draw on Matchday 17. In two of their last four meetings in the Premier League the two teams shared the spoils.
Highlighted Player (Shane Long):
Shane Long is an Irish international striker who has so far made over 60 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, scoring more than 15 goals in the process. The forward began his professional career at Cork City, but only made one league appearance for the club ahead of the switch to Reading, where he would go on to spend next seven years. During that time, Long established himself as one of the best Irish strikers plying their trade in England, and also went on to represent West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Southampton. Despite not exactly boasting an enviable goalscoring record for a centre forward, Long was always held in high regard by both managers and his peers, with his incredible work rate and never-say-die attitude winning him plenty of admirers. Long will also go down as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the Republic of Ireland national team, which he represented at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Leicester City):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.