Leicester City vs Southampton Prediction: FA Cup Match on 18.04.2021
The second semi-final of the FA Cup takes place at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, as Leicester City and Southampton will be looking to book their spot in the showpiece event.
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Leicester City have been progressing under Brendan Rodgers, but the one thing that has been missing so far is a trophy. The FA Cup presents an excellent opportunity for the Foxes to deliver that, as they look to reach the final of the competition for the first time since 1969. Leicester still have a fight on their hands to finish in the Champions League places in the Premier League, but this fixture will be a welcome distraction for a couple of days, as their league form has been stuttering. Leicester have done excellently to reach this stage of the competition, and their best performance of the campaign came in the quarterfinal stage against Manchester United. The Foxes controlled the tempo of that fixture, and made United pay whenever they created goalscoring opportunities. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the win, while Youri Tielemans also found the net. However, the Foxes will be looking for a first win at the new Wembley stadium, as they have lose their last three at the stadium.
Southampton will be the underdogs coming into this fixture, as their form has nosedived since going top of the Premier League in November. This is the deepest they have gone in the FA Cup since reaching the final of the competition back in 2003. Unlike Leicester, they have actually won the FA Cup in the past, with their only win coming in 1976. The Saints have already seen off fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Wolves in the competition this season, and were easy winners against local rivals Bournemouth in the previous round.
Leicester City vs Southampton Head To Head
The Saints have won both of the last FA Cup fixtures that they have played against Leicester. The Foxes won the game between the sides earlier in the season, as they picked up a straightforward 2-0 success.
Leicester City vs Southampton Prediction
Southampton will be the underdogs coming into this fixture, but if they defend well, they could have a chance. However, there is no denying that if Leicester are at their best, then they should get the win. The Foxes should progress, but it could be a nervy afternoon at Wembley.
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