Our football match prediction:
Southampton will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Burnley when they square off against Leicester City at their St. Mary’s Stadium on Matchday 22. The Saints have been slipping down the standings week by week and it has to be noted that they are on a four-match losing run in the league ahead of the visit of Claudio Ranieri’s troops and we predict that the hosts will fight tooth and nail against Foxes. With only three points separating the two teams in the Premier League standings, there is every chance fans will see a close encounter at St. Mary’s Stadium. Leicester City failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Chelsea, but they will face a much easier task in Sunday’s football game against Southampton. You should bear in mind that the two teams played out a goalless draw at King Power Stadium in the reverse fixture.
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 Leiceser Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed it’s name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.Leicester City hosts it’s home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colours 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.