Fans can watch the Leicester City vs. Southampton football match live online and see if the surprising Leicester squad can continue its run toward the Premier League title.
The teams kick off Sunday at 1:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET) from King Power Stadium. It will be an important match for Leicester City, which hold a four-point lead over Tottenham atop the Premier League rankings.
Though Leicester City is favored to win, Southampton are far from a pushover. They are No. 7 in the Premier League standings with 47 points and some big wins against Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said he recognizes the importance of Sunday’s match and believes his squad can pull off another upset against Leicester City.
“This weekend could be a big decision [in the title race],” he said (via The Telegraph). “They [Leicester] are also afraid of Southampton because they know we can beat everybody.”
“We showed that against Liverpool, away at Man United, away at Chelsea and we are full of confidence to play.”
“We realize they are very tough, very strong, with some good individual players.”
Fans who watch the Leicester City vs. Southampton football match live online will see if the Leicester squad can look past some off-field distractions. Coach Claudio Ranieri said this week that N’Golo Kante may be leaving the squad after the season
“I think he should rest here. He is working very well. But if some big teams arrive who give us a lot of big money, maybe we can think about it,” he said (via ESPNFC).
“If he is not happy here and wants to go. I don’t want sad people here. I want happy people.”
“He is always smiling. It is speculation and now our focus is on the pitch. After is another season.”
Pundits are split on how the Premier League season will play out. While many believe Leicester City will hold on over the final six weeks of the season, some think Tottenham have what it takes to catch up with them.
“Trying to predict how the top six will finish is like trying to predict the weather at the moment,” Danny Murphy told BBC Sport. “My heart wants my old team Tottenham to win the title but my head says Leicester are going to do it because of the way they are digging out results.
“Either way, it is going to be very close.”
Jermaine Jenas added that Leicester City will likely hold off Tottenham, which he said are in strong position but cannot afford even another loss.
“I have watched Leicester a lot recently and the times where I thought they would fall away, they haven’t,” Jenas told BBC Sport.
“Far from feeling the pressure, they have actually got stronger and stronger and shown they can win when games are really tight.”
“I don’t see them dropping enough points now to let Spurs in, and although they will definitely be champions if they win six of their last seven games, I don’t think they will need to do that to finish top.”
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