'Would be big'
Leicester City will face Southampton away from home within the Premier League on Friday evening.
Ragged Liverpool defender turned well-liked football pundit Impress Lawrenson has predicted a 2-0 victory for Brendan Rodgers’ aspect.
The 2 aspects met lately within the FA Cup semi-closing, the set Leicester won 1-0. Lawrenson is assured that the Foxes will remove tonight at St Mary’s.
Every aspect head into this sport in contrasting rep.
The Saints have misplaced three video games in a row in all competitions, whereas Leicester have reeled off three successive wins, together with succor-to-succor Premier League victories.
The Foxes are third within the league table with 62 aspects, four aspects above fourth-placed Chelsea.
Lawrenson has rightly identified that the 2 fresh wins within the Premier League have given the Foxes “breathing space”, and one other victory right here will seemingly be big for them.
The BBC pundit has furthermore showered praise on Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who is one among the most in-rep forwards within the country for the time being, with 14 targets in his final 14 video games.
Lawrenson knowledgeable BBC Sport: “Right here's a re-flee of the FA Cup semi-closing from a pair of weeks ago, and I relate we can watch the identical outcome at St Mary’s Stadium as we did at Wembley – a Leicester victory.
“Abet-to-succor Leicester wins within the league have given them a bit of breathing space earlier than the groups chasing them, and one other victory right here will seemingly be big if the sides commence air the tip four withhold losing aspects.
“Kelechi Iheanacho’s red patch in entrance of goal has advance at precisely the good time for the Foxes, and they've received the firepower to remove right here as neatly.”
Forward of the match, Southampton boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has urged that Iheanacho is a “very correct finisher” and that they ought to mild watch out about the risk he can bring.
The Saints boss knowledgeable BBC Sport: “Nonetheless sure, or no longer you'll likely be able to have to constantly watch out, don’t give him a gamble across the box, he’s a extraordinarily correct finisher.
“He has correct self-confidence for the time being. Admire every Premier League groups, they've strikers who are solid and would possibly per chance well anguish you.”
Meanwhile, Southampton striker Danny Ings will seemingly be out for the the rest of the season. The 28-Three hundred and sixty five days-old is but to advance to coaching after struggling a hamstring damage within the 2-1 defeat in opposition to Tottenham.
In various information, Tottenham Hotspur have ended their ardour in Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.