The Saints travel to the King Power Stadium to face Claude Puel’s Leicester City
Southampton will face a replay against Frank Lampard’s Derby County, as the Rams fought back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw. Leicester, meanwhile, crashed out at the hands of League Two Newport County with a disappointing 2-1 defeat in one of the shocks of the round.
Leicester sit in seventh following their New Year’s Day victory over Everton while Southampton continue to sit within the Premier League relegation zone.
Here’s 90min’s preview of the upcoming fixture
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off? ||Saturday 12 January |
|What Time Is Kick Off||3:00 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||King Power Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Sky Sports News/BT Score|
Southampton face an injury headache for the weekend as Danny Ings is set to miss this fixture. The striker is out due to a hamstring injury and could spend two weeks on the sidelines. Stuart Armstrong is also likely to miss out due to an ankle injury. Maya Yoshida continues to be absent as the is on international duty for Japan at the Asian Cup and
Meanwhile, Leicester face no new injury news though, Daniel Amartey is still unavailable for the time being.
|Leicester||Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy; Gray, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.|
|Southampton||McCarthy; Valery, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Targett; Romeu, Lemina; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Long.|
Head to Head Record
Leicester won the last league fixture between the sides back in August with a 2-1 victory as well as penalty shootout win in the Carabao Cup in November.
Here is how each team has performed in their last five fixtures
|Newport County 2-1 Leicester (6/1)||Derby County 2-2 Southampton (5/1)|
|Everton 0-1 Leicester (1/1)||Chelsea 0-0 Southampton (2/1)|
|Leicester 0-1 Cardiff (29/12)||Southampton 1-3 Man City (30/12)|
|Leicester 2-1 Man City (26/12)||Southampton 1-2 West Ham (27/12)|
|Chelsea 0-1 Leicester (22/12)||Huddersfield 1-3 Southampton (22/12)|
Cup performances aside, both teams will be looking to build on their recent league form and a tight cagey affair could be on the cards.
Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Southampton