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- Leicester have won six of their last eight games in all competitions.
- Southampton have lost six of their last eight matches.
Saints struggling to stay motivated
With the end of a hugely disappointing campaign in sight, Southampton will be keen to put the 2020/21 season behind them as quickly as possible, and with their players already dreaming of clean slates next term, the Saints should offer little resistance to in-form Leicester City on Friday.
The Foxes shattered Southampton’s FA Cup dreams just a fortnight ago with a 1-0 semi-final triumph at Wembley Stadium, and the Saints looked battle-weary in their next game at Tottenham (1-2).
In the Premier League, Southampton have lost six of their last eight assignments and a finish as low as 17th position still looks possible for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s out-of-sorts Saints.
Leicester finishing strongly
With a cup final in the bank and a top-four slot all but booked, Leicester will have designs on finishing as the best of the rest in the Premier League behind Man City this season, and the Foxes can move to within two points of second-place Man Utd with a win on Friday.
Brendan Rogers’ side were in action as recently as Monday evening when they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, with red-hot Kelechi Iheanacho – who has notched nine goals in his last seven league appearances – bagging the winner
Back Leicester to win
Leicester rattled an all-time record equalling nine goals past Southampton on their last trip to St. Mary’s Stadium, and the Foxes are worth backing to enjoy another profitable jaunt to the south coast on Friday.
City are playing with a huge amount of confidence following a haul of six wins from their last eight matches in all competitions, and with Kelechi Iheanacho in devastating form and the wind in their sails, Leicester should be able to breeze past an unmotivated Southampton team.
Backing the Foxes to win is advised as a result, while our 3-1 correct score prediction tips Leicester to cut loose against the Premier League’s second-worst defence. Southampton have registered in six of their last seven home assignments however, and could pocket a consolation effort – particularly if Danny Ings is fit enough to feature.
Southampton injuries and team news
Ralph Hasenhüttl will hope to have both Ryan Bertrand and Danny Ings available, though Oriol Romeu – who has stepped up his recovery – is expected to miss out again.
Leicester City injures and team news
The injury picture for Leicester is starting to improve with James Justin and Harvey Barnes the Foxes’ only confirmed absentees.
- Both teams have scored in five of Southampton’s last six home games
- Nine of Leicester’s 16 away games this season have produced over 2.5 goals
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