Date: 17th October 2015 at 8:32am
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Both Southampton and Leicester will be happy with how they have started the season as they sit safely in the top half of the table.

Saints have been impressive in their recovery from a poor start, most notable winning 3-1 at Chelsea last time out, while the Foxes have maintained their flying start.

Ronald Koeman side’s recent form has been built on a terrific defensive structure. After conceding five goals in the first two games they have conceded the same amount in the last six and Jose Fonte, who has penned a new three-year deal, has looked back to his best at the heart of the backline, whilst goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has had to save only a league low eight shots all term.

The hosts have a great record at home to Leicester in the Premier League with only one loss against them in 18 meetings.

Ans with forwards such as Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane – who’s recorded two goals and four assists in his last five games – in great form, they’ll be confident of making that one defeat in 19.

Shane Long will be missing after he suffered an ankle injury on international duty, while Jordy Clasie continues to take time to regain full fitness.

Meanwhile, Leicester are a neutral’s dream as they have been part of some of the most entertaining matches on show this season.

They have scored and conceded in every game so far but as long as they keep picking up points the fans, and boss Claudio Ranieri, will be happy.

Jamie Vardy failed to break his scoring duck for England during the international break but there are no such problems when he pulls on the blue of Leicester. He has eight goals in his last nine league games and if he scores in this match he will become only the fourth player to score in six successive Premier League games.

A win or draw here will make it eight games unbeaten on the road for the Foxes, who have former Saint Nathan Dyer available after he recovered from a knee injury.

League Position: Southampton – 9th (12 pts); Leicester – 5th (15 pts)
Last Meeting: Leicester 2-0 Southampton, May 2015
Key Men: Southampton – Sadio Mane; Leicester – Jamie Vardy
Form: Southampton – WDWLWW; Leicester – DDWDLW
Shoot Says: Southampton 1-1 Leicester

 
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