The prediction of Leicester City and Southampton comes before the match of the 18th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on January 16th, at King Power Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Leicester City vs Southampton Match Preview and Team News
Leicester is only a point behind second-placed Liverpool and four behind league leaders Manchester United. Those two sides don’t play until Sunday, so this is a chance for City to put pressure on the top two. They are unbeaten in their last four league games, two being won and the others drawn. Home form has been a bit of a problem for them this season. They have won three out of eight but lost four. The better home form would have seen the top of the table now. There has been a slight improvement, though, with four points from their last three at home, with the last win being a 3-0 win over struggling Brighton. A 2-2 draw with Manchester United in their previous home league fixture shows they might be going the right way now, though they had to come from behind twice to get that point. With only one loss in their last nine league and cup games, City is proving difficult to beat. Barnes plays great, is fast in the one-on-one game, and is unstoppable. Brendan Rodgers has confidence in this guy who is the future of English football. Jamie Vardy was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, scoring 23 goals, and is one of the league’s top players. He started well this season as well, he scored eleven goals, all praise for him.
Southampton is only seventh, but a win here will take them level on points with Leicester. They had an impressive win over Liverpool in their last league match, and only the two Manchester clubs have beaten them in their previous 15 league fixtures. A few more goals would be handy in the future. They have only scored two in their last five league games, with Danny Ings yet to score since returning from injury. At the other end, though, Southampton has only conceded two goals in their last six matches. Away form saw them begin the season with a loss at Crystal Palace. Since then, they have gone seven unbeaten on the road with three wins. The last two have both been drawn, and three of the previous five have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Theo Walcott is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one game. Che Adams enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Leicester City vs Southampton Predicted Lineups
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Tielemans, Albrighton, Barnes, Ndidi, Praet, Perez.
Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Bednarek, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Armstrong, Diallo, Ings, Walcott.
Leicester vs Southampton Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be a great battle between these two sides, and both teams have the chance to snatch a point. Therefore, it won’t be surprising if the game ends in a draw.
Prediction for this match is the goal of both teams. They are capable of scoring against any side, and we don’t think nets will remain still.
BTTS Yes @1.70
Correct score 1:1 @8.00