Leicester v Southampton Football Betting Preview & Tips

Leicester v Southampton Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 29th March 2016

Leicester play Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League. Football betting preview from our football expert, plus his best betting tips and their odds.

Match Odds
Leicester 23/20 – Draw 23/10Southampton 12/5
Betting odds for Leicester v Southampton shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 13.30pm Sunday 3rd April 2016 – Live on Sky Sports 1

Premier League leaders Leicester City host Southampton at the King Power Stadium in the early Premier League kick-off on Sunday.

Leicester continued their good form last time out with a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace with Algerian international Riyad Mahrez once again the goal scoring hero. The win moved Claudio Ranieri’s side five points clear of second place Tottenham and 11 points clear of third-place Arsenal, who have a game in-hand.

The aforementioned Mahrez has been in top form this season and has scored 16 times and produced 11 assists in the Premier League. Striker Jamie Vardy has now scored 19 goals and created eight, with three assists in his last five games in the Premier League.

Southampton produced a stunning comeback to defeat Liverpool 3-2 last time out in the Premier League. Liverpool looked to be coasting to victory after goals from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge to put them two goals up.

However, Sadio Mane got a goal back, before Graziano Pelle equalised for the south coast outfit. With just four minutes left on the clock Mane popped up with the winner to secure an unlikely victory.

The win moved the Saints up to seventh position, just four points behind fourth-place Manchester City in the table. Ronald Koeman’s side are only three points behind fifth-place West Ham, who occupy the Europa League spot.

Recommended Betting Tip

Betfair Bookmaker

Leicester City to pull of yet another 1-0 win – Best odds are 6/1 with Betfair

Facts And Figures

The 19 Premier League meetings between these two sides have been relatively even. Leicester have recorded seven wins, while Southampton have won five times and seven games have finished in draws.

However the nine Premier League meetings at Leicester heavily favour the Foxes, who have recorded six wins. Two games have finished in draws and Southampton have won just once in the Midlands.

Southampton have won just one of the last five meetings with Leicester in all competitions, but they had recorded four consecutive wins over the Foxes prior to that run.

Leicester are unbeaten in 11 home games in the Premier League and have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven home games in the top-flight.

Southampton have suffered just one Premier League defeat in their last five away games, picking up three wins in the process.

Team Selection And News

Leicester have a very settled line-up and are likely to name an unchanged starting eleven to their win at Palace. Welsh midfielder Andy King is a slight doubt through illness and midfielder Matthew James is still struggling for match fitness.

Striker Charlie Austin has been ruled out through injury, while full-back Ryan Bertrand is a doubt. Centre-back Florin Gardos and striker Jay Rodriguez have a chance of featuring following injury, but are lacking match fitness. Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama should return to the starting line-up.

Possible Leicester City Team Selection

Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Possible Southampton Team Selection

Forster, Martina, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Mane, Clasie, Wanyama, Tadic, Long, Pelle

Match Prediction

This game could be a potential banana skin for high-flying Leicester. The Foxes have been grinding out victories in recent weeks and I expect them to claim a narrow one in this clash.

Recommended Betting Tip

Betfred

Wow some tight games this week and this is no different but we side with a Leicester win – Best odds of 6/5 with Betfred

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