Leicester travel to St Marys for a big clash between two of the clubs that stepped down from the Premier League. Southampton will be looking to jump back up the table with a win whereas Leicester could go top of the table with the three points.
Southampton currently sit seventh in the Championship after five games. The Saints have ten points on the board with three wins, one draw and one loss. However, Southampton have the worst goal difference in the top half of the table after their thrashing at the hands of Sunderland.
The Saints opened their season with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday. Adam Armstrong and Che Adams both scored in the 2 - 1 win for Southampton. Next up with one of the first big scoring draws of the Championship season. Jan Bednarek and Adam scored along with Armstrong picking up a brace of penalties in the 4 - 4 draw with Norwich. The Saints then picked up back-to-back 2 - 1 wins. First was a 2 - 1 win over Plymouth Argyle with Nathan Tella and Adams on the scoresheet for Southampton, then Samuel Edozie and Armstrong scored in the 2 - 1 win over QPR.
Southampton’s last time out was a shock thrashing by Sunderland. Jack Clarke, Pierre Ekwah, Bradley Dack and Chris Rigg all scored in the 5 - 0 win for The Black Cats despite The Saints having 69% of the possession.
Leicester occupy the third spot in the Championship with 12 points. With four wins and one loss The Foxes are just one point from the top spot and only sit outside of automatic promotion by virtue of goal difference despite conceding the second least amount of goals in the league.
The Foxes hosted Coventry City in their season opener. Kyle McFadzean opened the scoring for Coventry but a late brace from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave Leicester the 2 - 1 win and a winning start to the season. Leicester continued their winning start to the season away to Huddersfield. Stephy Mavididi scored the only goal of the game in a dominant 1 - 0 win for Leicester. Wanya Marcal gave Leicester the lead against Cardiff in the first half though Aaron Ramsey equalised just before halftime. Cesare Casadei scored the winner in the 92nd minute to win 2 - 1 with Mahlon Romeo receiving a red in the sixth minute of extra time. In another 2 - 1 win for The Foxes Kasey McAteer grabbed a goal in both halves to render Rotherham’s Fred Onyedinma’s equaliser useless as Leicester took the win.
Leicester’s final outing before the international break was a home tie against Hull City. Liam Delap was the only name on the scoresheet as Hull took the 1 - 0 win and all three points.
Southampton and Leicester have a storied history having met 98 times, the first coming back in 1898. The two sides aren’t separated by much with The Saints winning on 36 occasions and The Foxes having 32 wins. Draws are also extremely common in this fixture with points being shared 30 times, two of those coming in the last five meetings.
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