Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for Southampton’s home clash with Leicester at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton team news
Southampton could have winger Mohamed Elyounoussi available for Saturday’s Premier League match against Leicester following a hamstring problem.
The Norway international missed the defeat at Everton but has resumed training.
Defender Jannik Vestergaard has recovered from the virus which also saw him miss the trip to Goodison Park.
Provisional squad: McCarthy, Gunn, Hoedt, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Stephens, Soares, Lemina, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Austin, Elyounoussi, Ings, Targett, Yoshida, Hojbjerg, Gabbiadini, Armstrong, Long.
Mohamed Elyounoussi (left) is set to return after missing the defeat against Everton
Leicester City team news
Jamie Vardy starts a three-match suspension when Leicester travel to Southampton on Saturday.
The England striker is banned after his red card in the 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
Matty James (Achilles) is out and Shinji Okazaki must prove his match fitness to boss Claude Puel if he is to replace Vardy, while Caglar Soyuncu is not ready to feature following his move from Freiburg.
Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Maguire, Benkovic, Fuchs, Benalouane, Gray, Maddison, Albrighton, Amartey, Iborra, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Kapustka, King, Choudhury, Iheanacho, Diabate, Okazaki.
Jamie Vardy (right) begins his three-match ban after getting a straight red card against Wolves
Southampton vs Leicester – Key match stats
*Stats supplied by Opta
Southampton lost this fixture 1-4 last season – their first top-flight home defeat vs Leicester since April 2000, and their heaviest home loss against them since October 1967 (1-5).
Leicester have never won back to back away league matches at Southampton – this is their 40th visit there (W4 D14 L21 previously).
Southampton have won just two of their 10 Premier League games under Mark Hughes, with five of these games ending in defeat (D3). Since their return to the top-flight in 2012, the only manager to win fewer games in his first 10 Premier League games in charge of Southampton is Nigel Adkins (1).
Claude Puel is unbeaten in this fixture in the Premier League, avoiding defeat as Southampton manager in 2016-17 (W1 D1) and Leicester manager in 2017-18 (W1 D1).
Claude Puel (pictured) is unbeaten in this fixture after four matches, two with each team
Southampton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League matches at St Mary’s – beating south coast rivals Bournemouth 2-1 in April (W1 D6 L5). Saints have also failed to score in four of their last six at home in the top-flight.
Leicester City have lost their last four away games in the Premier League. They last endured a longer losing away run in the competition between September and December 2014 (7 defeats), which also included a 0-2 defeat at Southampton.
Leicester City will be without the suspended Jamie Vardy; since the start of last season Vardy has scored 12 away Premier League goals, double that of any other player at the club.
Since the start of last season, Southampton’s goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster have each played 20 games in the Premier League, with McCarthy (5) recording one more clean sheet, although Forster has posted the better save percentage (69.1 per cent).
Danny Ings, who scored on his first start last time out versus Everton, is looking to become just the fourth player to score in his first two Premier League starts for Southampton after Ronnie Ekelund, Peter Crouch and Manolo Gabbiadini.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has scored more Premier League goals versus Southampton than he has against any other side (3 in 4 appearances).
SOUTHAMPTON VS LEICESTER
St Mary’s Stadium
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Head-to-head league record
Southampton wins 29
Leicester wins 22
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