Leicester – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Leicester City, 4th, is in the race for the title since Manchester United, the leader, is only 4 points ahead … Rodgers’ proteges are on a good dynamic since they have just qualified on the lawn of Stoke City (4-0) in the FA Cup this January 9 and remain unbeaten in the league for 4 days. Thus, Vardy’s teammates (11 goals) beat Tottenham (2-0) and Newcastle (2-1) away and shared points with Manchester United (2-2) at King Power Stadium and Crystal Palace (1-1). Southampton signed a real feat by dropping Liverpool (1-0) at St. Mary’s Stadium on an achievement of Ings from the start of the match (2nd). This victory is good for the morale of Adams’s teammates (4 goals) who had been disappointing in previous days with 3 draws at Arsenal (1-1), Fulham (0-0) and against West Ham (0-0) ) then 1 failure at home in front of Manchester City (0-1).
Some absences in the ranks of Southampton: Djenepo, McCarthy, Redmond and Vestergaard.
Leicester City are 4th, 1 point behind Liverpool, 2nd.
Southampton is 7th, 3 units behind their opponent of the day.
The balance sheet is balanced during the last 4 duels: 2 victories for Leicester City and 2 victories for Southampton.
The Saints have won only once in the last 5 days.
Leicester City have 6 wins and 2 draws in their last 9 outings.
Leicester City knows the importance of this meeting … A success would relegate the Saints to 6 lengths behind but above all could allow Vardy’s teammates to integrate the podium.
Leicester – Southampton : Betting Tips
Leicester – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70