Southampton vs Leicester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
January 5, 2022
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Foxes have won their last two Premier League matches and our tipster is backing them to continue that run at struggling Saints on Friday night
Leicester City can move within touching distance of confirming their place in next year’s Champions League when they travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton on Friday night.
Goals from Timothy Castagne and Kelechi Iheanacho secured a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Monday, putting them seven points clear of fifth-placed West Ham with just five Premier League matches left.
Southampton vs Leicester City Latest Odds
The Foxes famously recorded a record-equalling 9-0 win on their last visit to this ground and bet365 make them 19/20 (1.95) to secure a fourth consecutive Premier League success here.
After only tallying seven points from the last available 45, Southampton are 5/2 (3.50) outsiders to pick up only their fourth league victory in 2021.
The draw is priced at 14/5 (3.80) and would certainly be a welcome result for the hosts, who are nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Southampton vs Leicester City Team News
Michael Obafemi is back in training after almost seven months out but is still some way from regaining fitness. Danny Ings, Nathan Tella and Ryan Bertrand all face late fitness tests whilst Oriol Romeu and Will Smallbone remain out.
James Justin and Harvey Barnes are Leicester’s only absentees, although the latter is close to returning.
Southampton vs Leicester City Preview
Leicester showed plenty of resolve on Monday to come from a goal down to beat Palace, and with Champions League qualification so nearly assured, they are unlikely to pull any punches on Friday.
The Foxes have now won four of their last six top-flight games and will be high in confidence – in stark contrast to Southampton who have lost four of their last five in the Premier League.
It was only two weeks ago that Brendan Rodgers led his side to victory over the Saints in the FA Cup semi-finals, and there is little reason to suggest this result will be anything different.
Southampton vs Leicester City Tips and Predictions
The price of 19/20 (1.95) about Leicester to win looks far too good to miss for this Premier League clash, considering the respective forms of both teams.
Also worth considering is the 5/4 (2.25) on Iheanacho to continue his red-hot form of nine strikes in his last seven league games with another goal on Friday.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.