Leicester vs Southampton: FA Cup semi-final preview

The FA Cup draw for the last four has pitted heavyweights Chelsea against Manchester City, meaning Leicester and Southampton both have a golden opportunity to reach the final.

Leicester remain locked in a battle for a Premier League top-four finish, but Brendan Rodgers cannot pass up the chance of silverware with the Foxes potentially two games from glory.

Likewise, Southampton are not completely safe from relegation in what has been a topsy-turvy season, and Ralph Hasenhuttl will view Sunday’s trip to Wembley as a reward for the hard work his players have put in this year.

Date, time and venue

Leicester vs Southampton is scheduled for an 6:30pm BST kick-off on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

The match will be held at Wembley, with a small crowd of up to 4,000 local fans present as a test event for the return of supporters.

How to watch Leicester vs Southampton

TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Leicester vs Southampton team news

Leicester will be without Harvey Barnes, James Justin, Cengiz Under and Wes Morgan.

Caglar Soyuncu should return, while James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Perez are likely to be back in the squad after being left out against West Ham following reports that they attended a party in breach of Covid-19 protocols.

As for Southampton, Michael Obafemi, Oriol Romeu and William Smallbone are all out.

Leicester vs Southampton prediction

Given it’s an FA Cup semi-final, this game could obviously go either way at Wembley. The positions of the two sides suggests Leicester should reach the final, but the Saints have pulled off some big results this season – and this one is likely to go to extra-time.

Leicester 2-1 Southampton AET

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

Leicester to qualify: 2/5

Southampton to qualify: 15/8

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