Southampton vs Leicester
English Premier League
Date: 4 March 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton will be searching for salvation points in the last game of Saturday’s Premier League program as they host direct relegation rivals Leicester at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints failed to back up the shocking win at Stamford Bridge as they fell 1-0 to direct rivals Leeds seven days ago at Elland Road.
New manager Ruben Selles can by no means be satisfied with the display his men have shown in that affair.
It was the fourth loss in the last five Premier League games for the Saints who are firmly holding the very foot of the league table at the moment.
Southampton are four points below the safe zone line and six points behind Saturday’s counterparts, meaning a win here would be of a huge significance for Selles and his troops.
Leicester, on the other side, won’t travel to St. Mary’s in much higher spirits either. They have lost the third game on the spin across competitions on Tuesday evening, falling 1-2 at home to Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
In Brendan Rodgers’ defense, the English manager has been without his main star James Maddison during this negative streak.
The Foxes are a completely different side with Maddison in the roster. The good news for their fans is that James has been in training and might feature on Saturday at St. Mary’s.
Either way, it is worth noting that Leicester have been absolutely toothless in the final third last weekend in a 0-1 defeat at the hands of table-toppers Arsenal.
Southampton vs Leicester Head-to-head
- Southampton claimed one of their just five wins in this term of the Premier League just against Leicester, beating them 1-2 in August last year at King Power Stadium.
- Leicester have only managed to beat the Saints once in the previous 32 visits to St. Mary’s.
- Each of the previous four head to head games between these rivals provided goals at both ends.
Southampton vs Leicester Prediction
This is a huge game for the hosts but we just don’t believe they have enough quality to either stay in the top flight of to beat Leicester this weekend.
With Maddison eyeing a potential return for the Foxes, we are very much tempted by the away win pick at the 2.55 odds. You can also chase the attractive 3.60 odds offered for the in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho to score anytime for the visitors. The Nigerian was on target once again on Tuesday night in the aforementioned FA Cup loss to Blackburn.
Southampton vs Leicester Betting Tips
Leicester to win @ 2.55 (31/20)
Kelechi Iheanacho to score anytime @ 3.60 (13/5) odd.