Match Preview: Leicester City vs Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON make the trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester in the Championship tonight.

Leicester look to secure automatic promotion, meanwhile Southampton look to secure play-off football.

The Saints come into this game after losing late away to Cardiff at the weekend.

Russel Martin’s men looked set to extend their unbeaten run in the division when Joe Aribo made the net ripple in the first half, however Cardiff had other plans.

The Welsh clubs 96th minute winner put Southamptons automatic promotion push all but over with the club now needing major slip ups from the teams above them in the Championship table to have any chance of going up automatically.

Leicester City come into this match following a 2-1 win over West Brom on the weekend.

The home side tonight come into this match on top of the Championship table looking to further cement them a spot in the Premier League next season with a win this evening.

Championship Table – Promotion Places

Leicester enjoyed a 4-1 victory at St Marys in the reverse fixture in September, but Southampton were winners during their most recent visit to the King Power for a Premier League clash in August 2022.

Southampton will be without first-choice goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who is now sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an achilles injury.

Midfielder Stuart Armstrong has also been ruled out for the remainder of the season, with another important midfielder, Flynn Downes being a doubt for the match tonight.

Due to this ever-growing injury list, changes could be in the air for the Saints following the defeat at Cardiff.

Leicester City might also look to rotate after their congested fixture list as of late.