Leicester City host Southampton at the King Power Stadium looking to bounce back from a disappointing run of results since Boxing Day. Leicester City remain in the top half of the table with European qualification still in sight, while Southampton find themselves in the relegation zone even with the season beyond the halfway stage. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leicester City were ousted from the FA Cup in the third round after a shock 2-1 defeat against Newport County at the Rodney Parade. Newport County play in League Two. This was the second defeat for Leicester in the last three matches.
Southampton were able to get a draw against promotion contender Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend. The Saints now get a replay at the St Mary’s Stadium.
The reverse fixture between these two teams at the St Mary’s Stadium produced a 2-1 win for the visitors with Southampton being reduced to 10 men. However, both these clubs met each other at the King Power Stadium earlier in the campaign for a League Cup match that finished as a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton have picked up some impressive results in recent weeks, but an away match may not be a great place to back the team. The Saints are expected to adopt a defensive approach in order to try and grab a point. Leicester have been unable to make decent inroads in terms of offensive performances and this will lead to a match that has both teams cancelling out each other. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton win odds: 4.33
Leicester City win odds: 1.95
Correct Score odds
The game features two teams that have a defensive mindset. Southampton are expected to defend deep and hold out for a draw, while Leicester City do have a problem with regards to scoring goals. James Madison will be the key player for Leicester in terms of unlocking the opponents and there is unlikely to be too many goals and this match. Our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This match features two teams that are not expected to score a lot of goals. The game is unlikely to deviate from this trend with Southampton expected to go in with a defensive display in order to pick up a second clean sheet in three matches. After conceding two goals in the FA Cup game against Derby County, manager Hasenhuttl may request his team to dig deep and get a point. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jamie Vardy has been Leicester’s important centre forward over the last few years but he has not been at his best in the tactics put forward by Claude Puel. Even then, James Madison is expected to look up to Jamie Vardy every time he receives the ball as the playmaker. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jamie Vardy.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jamie Vardy at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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