Southampton – Leicester: Preview and Highest Odds

Missing Players and team news:

Ings left the field against Spurs just before the hour mark with an injury. Southampton have had a nine-day rest between games, but this could still come too soon for the striker. Full-back Ryan Bertrand is expected to be back in contention after missing that last match, however, likely meaning Mohammed Salisu dropping to the bench. Striker Michael Obafemi has an outside chance of featuring after returning to training, but William Smallbone and Oriol Romeu are definitely out. Theo Walcott, who has scored five goals in his 10 Premier League appearances against Leicester, is expected to get the nod out on the left flank. It has been a quicker turnaround in games for Leicester, but they have nearly a fully-fit squad to choose from for this trip to the south coast. James Justin and Harvey Barnes remain absent, while veteran centre-back Wes Morgan is a major fitness doubt. Teenager Luke Thomas retained his place at left wing-back for the win against Palace, but Ricardo Pereira is pushing for a recall for Friday’s contest. Ayoze Perez is another who will be desperate for a starting spot, as he looks to build on a return of seven Premier League goals against Southampton.

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