Leicester City vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester City lost ground on Burnley in the battle for the seventh place after falling 2-1 away at Turf Moor last weekend. It was the second loss on the bounce for Claude Puel and his men who earlier dropped the ball at home to Newcastle United. It was one of team’s rare failures at King Power Stadium in recent period, but the one that confirms sort of a crisis in form. Can the Foxes return on the winning ways against Southampton who are desperate for points when the two sides clash each other on Thursday evening?
The trip to King Power is one of the last opportunities for the Saints to stay in the battle for saving the elite class status. They are five points shy of the safe zone, and a result here is an imperative if we know there are only five games left to play. Mark Hughes and his men were just minutes away from a major upset and a super-important three-pointer at the weekend, but they allowed the struggling Chelsea to come back from a two-goal deficit and clinch the victory at Stadium of Light.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Head-to-head
The Foxes demolished Southampton 1-4 when the two teams met at thes tart of the season at Stadium of Light.
The Saints lead the head to head tie by five wins, but they’ve had hard times grabbing points from King Power Stadium over the course of history.
Leicester won 13, drew 7 and lost 7 of 27 home outings against Southampton.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Prediction
Mark Hughes needs to find the way to repair the obvious holes in his team’s defensive line before it’s too late. The Saints shipped three goals in each of last four league outings. This will be the music to the ears of Jamie Vardy who has been consistent for Leicester throughout the entire season.
The English striker notched a goal in each of last five appearances for the Fixes and he added one more for his national side in the 1-1 draw with Italy during the international break. He is definitely worth backing as the anytime goalscorer at the 2.25 odds given Southampton’s defensive woes.
Alternatively, we will back goals at both ends since Leicester’s defensive line also showed vulnerabilities conceded two in each of the aforementioned back-to-back losses to Newcastle United and Burnley.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 2.25
BTTS @ 1.70