16th January 2021 – 21:00, King Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester City and Southampton are going to wrap up Saturday’s action in the Premier League 19th round. The hosts want to continue the title race, while the away side is looking forward to challenging the top four spots.
Match Preview & Team News
The home side has a pretty tough schedule lately, but they managed to tie four games without a defeat. During that run, they played only once at the home ground and earned a 2:2 draw against Manchester United. The Foxes are still positioned in the top four, being four points behind the Red Devils. Jamie Vardy and the lads are among the most productive sides in the Premier League with 31 goals scored, while the hosts have played pretty decently in the back. However, Brendan Rodgers’s side needs to be more authoritative at the home ground, as they lost four times at King Power Stadium so far. They celebrated just once in the last four games at their pitch, and if they want to be competitive in the title race, they need to stop spilling points when playing at home. There are a couple of tough challenges ahead of Leicester City in January, and this period of the season might be a crucial one for the hosts.
Southampton sits in 7th place, but they have the chance to level up with their upcoming rivals if they celebrate a win. Danny Ings and the lads haven’t lost three times in a row, and they want to keep their unbeatable record. Interestingly, the visitors haven’t suffered a defeat on the previous five occasions at away grounds. In fact, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side lost just one game on the road. They are one of the tightest defensive sides in the league, with 19 goals conceded so far. In the last three rounds, the Saints managed to keep the clean sheet. Southampton boosted the confidence with a narrow 1:0 victory over Liverpool in the latest game, and they want to keep up where they left off.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Both teams have been performing well lately and will search for new points on the run. It is going to be a tight clash, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the game ends in a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
The visitors have been involved in many low-scoring matches lately, and they will be focused more on defending their net. We saw just two goals in the away side’s last four fixtures, and we expect this game to remain under a 2.5 margin as well.
Leicester City vs Southampton
Draw @ 3.75
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.90
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.50