For our Southampton vs. Leicester prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.
We have a huge game in the Premier League relegation scrap at St. Mary's this weekend as Southampton face Leicester City.
Southampton currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table with five wins, three draws and sixteen losses from twenty-four games this season.
The Saints have had a season to forget thus far as they look odds on to drop down to the Championship with results looking unlikely to improve.
Now under their third manager of the season, they enter this game amidst a poor run of form having won one and lost four of their last five matches in the league, the most recent of which was an embarrassing 1-2 defeat at home to Grimsby Town in the FA Cup fifth round last time out.
The loss against Grimsby followed what could turn out to be a fatal loss against relegation rivals Leeds United in their most recent league games in what was a relegation six pointer.
Southampton's home form isn't encouraging vis-a-vis this game with The Saints losing four of their last five games on home soil in all competitions.
Southampton are in a shoddy state and now seem an almost consensus pick for relegation this season. A win here could have a potentially transformative impact on their campaign, but another defeat will be damning.
Leicester City currently sit 14th in the Premier League with seven wins, three draws and fourteen losses from twenty-four games this season.
The Foxes have had an underwhelming campaign this time around with many feeling they're underachieving given the talent at their disposal.
They've spent the majority of the campaign languishing low in the bottom half of the table with many individual players underperforming, and they now find themselves three points clear of the relegation zone with twelve games to go.
They enter this game amidst a mixed run of form having won two and lost three of their last five matches in all competitions, but having lost their last three on the bounce there are concerns about their forthcoming matches.
Like their opponents, they enter this game off the back of a shock defeat at home to lower league opponent having been beaten 1-2 by Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday night.
The most worrying aspect of that game was not the result but the performance itself, where Leicester failed to display the kind of desire necessary to win a football match.
Leicester's away form is similar to their home form in that they've won two of their last five games on the road.
Leicester look as though they're on a slightly worrying trajectory and badly need a win in order to nip it in the bud. It's no coincidence that their last three losses have coincided with the absence of James Maddison and with him potentially returning to the fold this weekend things could start to improve.