Southampton vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 25 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
Leicester will be keen to keep the good run going. Contrary to what was expected at the start of the campaign, they have left the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham etc, some of the major players in the league, in the dust. The defense has been one of the highlights of the Foxes this season, and we can surely count on the backline to show up this weekend as well.
With Southampton struggling to get themselves off of the bottom tier, the guests should manage to come unscathed.
Southampton vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the previous nine wins went to Brendan Rodgers’s men.
- The previous three PL games ended in a draw and three away wins.
- The visitors won the former two clashes at this venue.
- Three of the preceding four encounters at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
- The most recent tie ended with the hosts of that day losing 1-2.
Southampton vs Leicester Prediction
The Foxes are really threatening to recreate at least some of the magic they had shown during their title-winning campaign three years back. While some major stars of that team have left camp, new ones have arrived, and have taken the mantle admirably. Amidst all this, the shining beacon that was Jamie Vardy is still present at the sharp end of the attack, chipping in with valuable goals.
As of now, Rodgers’s men have lost just twice this league campaign, and it had come against Liverpool and Manchester United. Importantly, they have conceded the least number of goals, if the Reds and Sheffield United are not considered.
Stretching back to 15 match-days, the team has just two defeats to account for, whereas their opposite number is suffering at the wrong end of the table. Currently, they are placed 17th in a table of 20 and are winless in their previous six appearances in front of the home crowd.
They have also conceded three or more goals in their last two home ties and two or more in three of their preceding four.
Finally, recent h2h encounters have predominantly ended in favor of the guests, and especially so for the 2015-16 champions.
Taking these observations into account, count on the visitors to come out on top this Friday. However, adding their away handicap into the equation, and Leicester’s return of just four away goals in the Premier League so far from four trips, the chances for this affair to turn into a high goal-scoring one are very low.
Southampton vs Leicester Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leicester or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).