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Saints and Foxes hard to separate at St Marys

 

On Saturday afternoon, Southampton host Leicester at St Marys, as the home side look for their league win of the season.

Southampton have started their Premier League campaign with a draw against Burnley before losing 2-1 at Everton last time out. The Saints have now won just two of their last 14 top-flight games. In fact, the team from the south coast have now won just three times in 27 league outings.

Mark Hughes side has been involved in a number of low scoring games of late in the top-flight, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five league games.

The Saints have struggled for victories on home soil in the Premier League of late, winning just one of their last 12 matches. A big factor in that poor recent home record is their inability to find the net, as the home side has failed to score in four of their last six games on home soil.

However, one positive for the Saints is a decent home record against Leicester, as the home side has lost just one of the last seven games against the Foxes in the top-flight.

Leicester have experienced mixed fortunes in the Premier League so far this season, losing against Manchester United before a 2-0 win over Wolves last time out.

 

The win over Wolves was only their second top-flight victory in nine Premier Leagueoutings. Keeping the opposition from scoring has been a big problem for Leicester in recent Premier League games, as they have conceded at least twice in six of their last nine outings.

 

The Foxes recent away form in the league has been woeful, as the side from the Midlands have suffered four consecutive defeats on their travels in the top-flight.

Sportseconds predicts that these two teams will be hard to separate and that this game will end in a low scoring draw.