Southampton vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: St. Mary's Stadium

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Southampton vs Leicester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Southampton’s mediocre start of the campaign continued with the team losing 2-1 against Everton at Goodison Park. Mark Hughes’ men had allowed Everton with a significant head start after goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison inside the opening 31 minutes. Even though Danny Ings was able to score for Southampton in his full debut, it was not sufficient for the Saints. Leicester City would consider themselves lucky to come away with the 2-0 win over Wolves and thus register their first win of the season. Despite being dominated by the opposition, Matt Doherty (own goal) and James Maddison provided an advantage for Leicester. However, Jamie Vardy received a straight red card for a bad challenge in the 66th minute.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Southampton and Leicester have had an even share of joy and sorrow when it comes to meetings at the St Mary’s stadium. The two teams have picked up two wins each since 2012. Leicester, though, are at a huge disadvantage due to the absence of Jamie Vardy, while Southampton will be motivated by the decent attacking display against Everton. The Saints were quite effective in set-piece situations and the presence of two goalscoring forwards does aid immensely. I would go with a win for Southampton.

This is a game that is likely to be low on goals with both teams not having a significant threat in the forward positions. Recent meetings at the St Mary’s stadium have not been the case, but I would pick under 2.5 goals in the match.

Southampton win – 29/20

Total goals under 2.5 – 13/20

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

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

0

Draw

4

Lost

6
L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

20-10-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-11-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

27-11-2018

EFL Cup

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 6 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

05-12-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-12-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

06-10-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

22-10-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

27-10-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

03-11-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-11-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-11-2018

EFL Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 6 - 5

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

05-12-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Southampton Preview

The Saints may not be pleased with a return of just a point from their opening two matches. Mark Hughes would have been aware about the comparatively easy start for Southampton. The lack of a significant attacking threat will be the biggest worry for the Saints, who have managed a grand total of seven shots on target in the two matches. There is heavy dependence on Charlie Austin but the goal from Danny Ings will be a huge sigh of relief for the club. After finishing just three points above the relegation zone last season, Southampton will be keen on picking up points soon.

Southampton Team News

Mohamed Elyounoussi (hamstring) and Jannik Vestergaard (illness) are unavailable for the Saints.

Leicester City Preview

Claude Puel’s team are off the mark for the campaign after the win over Wolves. Home games might be a crucial element for Leicester City going forward. The team now has to cope without Jamie Vardy, who contributed 36% of the club’s 56 goals last season, in addition to missing former player Riyad Mahrez. Puel may have seen his team keep a clean sheet in the game against Wolves but it is a record only for the paper, as the Foxes were destroyed by the newly promoted team.

Leicester City Team News

Matthew James (Achilles tendon) and Caglar Soyuncu (hamstring) are missing from action for Leicester. Jamie Vardy is suspended for the game after the straight red card.

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 vs Leicester City Sidelined Players

Southampton
Leicester City
22 Matthew James Injured
- Caglar Soyuncu Injured
9 Jamie Vardy Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alex McCarthy 193 79
6 CD Wesley Hoedt 188 77
21 RB Ryan Bertrand 179 85
4 CD Jannik Vestergaard 199 96
2 LB Cedric Soares 172 67
22 RM Nathan Redmond 173 75
23 CM Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg 185 84
18 CM Mario Lemina 184 85
11 LM Mohamed Elyounoussi 178 70
9 CF Danny Ings 178 73
7 CF Shane Long 178 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
5 CD Wes Morgan 186 93
18 LB Daniel Amartey 186 76
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 77
15 CD Harry Maguire 194 100
7 CM Demarai Gray 180 74
14 CM Ricardo Pereira 175 70
25 CDM Wilfred Ndidi 183 80
10 CM James Maddison 175 73
24 CDM Nampalys Mendy 167 68
8 CF Kelechi Iheanacho 185 82