Leicester vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Leicester vs Southampton prediction: Leicester 2-1 Southampton

Leicester will be looking for a fourth win in five Premier League matches.

Southampton have made a positive start to the new year and will hope to continue their positive form under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Saints are unbeaten in their last three away matches but are still struggling in the bottom three.

Leicester vs Southampton: Who will win?

Leicester are 19/20 favourites while Southampton are 10/3 to win the match. The draw is priced at 5/2.

13 of the last 15 matches involving Leicester have featured two or fewer goals. Bet under 2.5 goals at 8/11.

With Danny Ings doubtful, Charlie Austin, Michael Obafemi banned and Manolo Gabbiadini leaving, Shane Long could be set to lead the line on Saturday. Long is 9/1 to open the scoring and 10/3 to score anytime.

Leicester vs Southampton Premier League match preview

Leicester boss Claude Puel comes up against his old club when the Foxes host Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Leicester remain 7th in the table following their impressive 1-0 win at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day. Jamie Vardy’s 7th goal of the season just before the hour mark was enough for all three points.

The following day, Southampton held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. Despite the positive result, the Saints slipped into the relegation zone and are now two points from safety.

Southampton have been forced to a replay after giving up a 2-0 lead in their FA Cup third round tie against Derby County on Saturday. Nathan Redmond scored twice before the Championship side scored two of their own.

The Foxes suffered an even worse fate, being knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport County in one of the cup shocks of the season. Rachid Ghezzal’s goal was not enough to save Leicester at Rodney Parade.

Leicester and Southampton have met 25 times in the Premier League. Leicester have 10 wins to Southampton’s 6.

Leicester came from behind to beat 10-man Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s in the reverse fixture in August. Ryan Bertrand’s opener was cancelled out by Demarai Gray before Harry Maguire scored a 92nd-minute winner. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was sent off in the second half.

All of the last three meetings between the two sides at the King Power Stadium have ended 0-0.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton evades Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Leicester team news vs Southampton

Jamie Vardy is 4/1 to open the scoring and 11/8 to score anytime.

Daniel Amartey is Claude Puel’s only confirmed absentee. Amartey is targeting a return in March following successful ankle surgery.

Southampton team news vs Leicester

Young goalkeeper Angus Gunn is set to keep his place in the side after his impressive debut last time out.

Charlie Austin has been handed a two-match ban by the FA for an abusive gesture aimed at Manchester City supporters. Austin showed two fingers to the City fans in Southampton’s 3-1 defeat on 30 December.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also suspended after his straight red card in that same match.

Danny Ings comes back into contention after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Midfielder Mario Lemina will miss out with an abdominal injury. James Ward-Prowse is likely to feature alongside Oriol Romeu in the middle of the park.

Stuart Armstrong is expected to recover from an ankle injury but Michael Obafemi remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Maya Yoshida is away with Japan at the Asian Cup.

Leicester predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Leicester XI vs Southampton

Predicted Leicester XI vs Southampton

Southampton predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Southampton XI vs Leicester

Predicted Southampton XI vs Leicester

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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