Leicester City vs Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leicester City vs Southampton Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Leicester City’s European hopes were dealt a blow after a 2-1 loss against Burnley at Turf Moor. Chris Wood extended his fine form by scoring the opener after just six minutes. Leicester were two down within the next three minutes, as Kevin Long’s goal put Burnley in a very strong position. Even though Jamie Vardy pulled one back in the second half, it was not sufficient for Claude Puel’s team. Southampton fell to a 3-2 loss against Chelsea after failing to hold onto a 2-0 lead, which was provided by goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek. Just when it seemed that Southampton were on their way to a memorable win, Chelsea mounted a spectacular comeback with a brace from Olivier Giroud and a goal from Eden Hazard.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Leicester have been quite poor in recent weeks and the team will lack motivation in order to get their performances in order for this game. Meanwhile, Southampton have a lot at stake coming into this match. The contrasting situation is likely to play into the hands of the away team, who will be the hungrier of the two. I would back a win for Southampton.

Jamie Vardy has been able to score in his last three games for Leicester City. Even though he has been unable to score against Southampton since 2015, Vardy has been on a sensational run and it is difficult to go with any other player to find the back of the net at any time in the game.

Southampton win – 11/5

Jamie Vardy to score anytime – 5/4

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Southampton

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leicester City

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W A

10-03-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

18-03-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

19-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W A

18-03-2018

FA Cup

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

31-03-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-05-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Leicester City Preview

The opportunity to finish in the Europa League qualification places may have effectively gone out of the window for Leicester City after the team fell nine points behind Burnley after the latest set of the league results. Since there are only five matches left for the foxes, it may not leave them sufficient time to catch up with the clarets, who may even end up in the sixth place by the end of the campaign. Leicester have been able to remain just above Everton and Newcastle. The goals from Jamie Vardy may be crucial in helping Leicester retain this position at the end of the campaign.

Leicester City Team News

Kasper Schmeichel (ankle), Matthew James (Achilles tendon), Vicente Iborra (hamstring), and Daniel Amartey (hamstring) are the players unavailable for Claude Puel.

Southampton Preview

The recent losses against London outfits – Arsenal and Chelsea – will have taken the wind out of Southampton’s fight against relegation, but Mark Hughes will be keen to keep up the club’s performances in the remaining five games. Southampton can hope to make up at least some of the five points required to catch Swansea in the 17th place, as the team have a relatively favourable fixture list. Even if Southampton are to end the campaign with a home game against Manchester City, all is not lost for the Saints.

Southampton Team News

Jack Stephens is the only player unavailable due to suspension, while Steven Davies is a doubt for the game with an Achilles tendon injury.

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City vs Southampton Sidelined Players

Leicester City
22 Matthew James Injured
Southampton
5 Jack Stephens Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Ben Hamer 193 78
15 CD Harry Maguire 188 79
16 CD Aleksandar Dragovic 184 76
11 LB Marc Albrighton 175 67
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 76
14 CM Adrien Silva 175 69
25 CM Onyinye Ndidi 186 78
7 RM Demarai Gray 179 65
8 AM Kelechi Iheanacho 187 77
26 LM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
9 CF Jamie Vardy 178 76
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Alex McCarthy 193 79
6 CD Wesley Hoedt 192 82
3 CD Maya Yoshida 189 78
35 CD Jan Bednarek 189 77
2 LM Cedric Soares 172 67
23 CM Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg 185 84
21 RM Ryan Bertrand 179 85
16 AM James Ward-Prowse 173 66
14 CM Oriol Romeu 183 83
11 AM Dusan Tadic 181 76
7 CF Shane Long 178 81