101 Great Goals’ prediction: Southampton 1-2 Leicester City
Under Claude Puel, the Foxes have made a strong revival and they look to be edging back towards their brilliant best.
Southampton too are beginning to find their feet under Mauricio Pellegrino, especially with Sunday’s result against Arsenal.
Although, right now, Leicester look a tough proposition for the Saints and are likely to be too hot to handle.
Southampton vs Leicester: Who will win?
Southampton are favourites to win against Leicester, at 11/10.
Leicester are rated at 29/10 by Bet365.
Charlie Austin, who has been in great form of late, is 7/2 to score the first goal.
Southampton vs Leicester City preview
A last-minute Olivier Giroud equaliser denied Mauricio Pellegrino the biggest result of his time on the South coast so far.
The Argentine coach is still trying to find his feet in the Premier League, but results have begun to pick up in recent weeks, with the Saints taking five points from their last four.
Meanwhile, the former Premier League champions are loving life under new manager Claude Puel, who has helped Leicester up into eighth.
The Foxes on Wednesday are seeking a fourth consecutive win, demonstrating their fine work under their new French manager.
Southampton: Taking their chances
Southampton’s biggest downfall this season has been failing to convert their chances.
Subsequently, as highlighted against Arsenal they’ve managed to drop big points.
In the final third, the Saints do well to get there, but once there, they seem to lack ideas.
Beating a Leicester side so full of goals will require Charlie Austin and co. to be sharp in front of goal on Wednesday.
Leicester City: Riyad Mahrez hitting form
In recent weeks, we have seen glimpses of the Ryiad Maherez which took Leicester City to the Premier League title.
Under Puel, the Algerian winger has flourished scoring three in six, helping the Foxes to 14 points.
Leicester’s rise back to form has coincided with Mahrez’s recapture of his brilliance, highlighting the 26-year-old’s importance to his side.
Southampton team news vs Leicester City
Southampton are expected to be without both Shane Long and Cedric Soares who are both doubtful with injury.
Leicester City team news vs Southampton
The Foxes meanwhile will be without duo Robert Huth and Matty James, who remain sidelined by injury.
Southampton predicted line-up vs Leicester City
Leicester City team predicted line-up vs Southampton
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing (Monday, December 11, 2017, 17:00 UK) and are subject to change.