Leicester City vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Southampton will finally have an opportunity to play the opposition outside the top-four as they had to battle the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in past two Premier League outfits.
The Saints have generally had a roller-coaster campaign which lacked consistency throughout the entire season. It caused a change on the bench as the former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the new head coach.
Hasenhuttl’s brought improvements and they have prospects of escaping the red zone soon. They are currently just two points shy of Cardiff City at 17th place and a potential victory in Saturday’s clash with Leicester City at King Power Stadium would be of a massive importance for them.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Head-to-head
The two sides played each other twice this season already.
Leicester City came on top on both occasions.
The Foxes claimed a 1-2 victory at St. Mary’s Stadium in late-August, while they advanced into the League Cup quarter-final on penalties after the regular time offered no goals.
Both teams scored just twice in last seven head to head affairs.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Prediction
Southampton kept their net untouched against the likes of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the previous round. They dropped a two-goal cushion to draw 2-2 to Derby County seven days ago in the FA Cup.
The Foxes moved on to seventh place in the league ladder after winning three of last four games in the competition. Interestingly, wins came against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton, while the defeat was against Cardiff City at King Power.
Claude Puel’s men suffered a shocking defeat to League Two opponents Newport County last weekend in the FA Cup (2-1). Leicester have been just way too inconsistent throughout the campaign and we don’t find the value in backing their win at the 1.95 odds here.
Since Leicester’s games were short on goalmouth action of late, we will go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.80.
Leicester City vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).