Leicester City vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
The Foxes are one of the best teams in the league, and are currently placed fourth in the table. They are just four points away from the top-most spot, and have maintained an admirable level of playing all through this campaign, despite some minor blips.
They are also at home, and have been an offensive menace over the years at this stadium.
Meanwhile, the Saints are one of the best in the English top flight as well. However, they have not been up to their usual standards lately, and have dropped a considerable number of points over the past several weeks.
They also have a worrying h2h record against this rival, and most importantly had put Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men through one of the worst defeats in the top five leagues in Europe.
Likely, expect Leicester to be the better team on the pitch this Saturday.
Leicester vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brendan Rodgers’s men had recorded seven of the previous eleven overall wins.
- They had registered a massive 0-9 win just the last season.
- They have kept clean sheets in five of the former ten encounters.
- The hosts had kept clean sheets in five of the last seven meetings at this stadium.
Leicester vs Southampton Prediction
The Foxes recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Newcastle. The visitors held superiority all throughout the game, and if not for a late conceded goal, they would have registered a win to nil.
Meanwhile, the Saints registered a 1-0 win at home the past game week, against Liverpool.
Going on, Rodgers’s men were unbeaten in eight of their former nine overall games, and they had scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding nine match-ups.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in four of their preceding five overall fixtures, and they remained so in ten of their last sixteen fixtures on the road.
On top of that, the Foxes had registered seven of the preceding eleven overall h2h wins, and they had also posted an unbelievable 0-9 win against this opponent in the past campaign.
Moreover, Rodgers’s men are have an opportunity to improve their standing in the table, since the first-placed Manchester United, and the second-placed Liverpool are taking on each other this weekend.
By the looks of things, expect Leicester to post a convincing win this Saturday.
Leicester vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Leicester to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Leicester @ 1.80 (4/5).