Kick-off: 1500, 12/01/2019
Stadium: King Power Stadium
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Leicester will be desperate to bounce back from a shock FA Cup exit at Newport when entertaining Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Claude Puel came under fire for resting players in Wales and will be relying on his regular starters to get him out of trouble at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes have been in fine form in top-flight fixtures, so 19/20 for City to show their true worth with a home win is our initial Leicester vs Southampton prediction.
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England internationals Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell, plus goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel were among seven changes made by Puel at Rodney Parade and that move backfired with a 2-1 defeat.
Foxes captain Wes Morgan felt Puel was not to blame, stating: “If you look at the chances and opportunities we had, we could have won that game quite easily.
“We’ve got a good squad and the gaffer’s got the problem of finding the right balance. He’s got to give players rest and other players opportunities.
“It’s the same for every manager and every team – and I thought we were definitely strong enough.”
Puel will point to a tired-looking loss to Cardiff in their last Premier League home match as the reason behind his thinking.
Elsewhere over the festive period, the Foxes were fantastic, beating Manchester City in front of their own fans and winning at Chelsea and Everton.
That shows their capabilities and we like 21/10 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game from the Leicester vs Southampton odds.
Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Simpson, Chilwell, Evans, Pereira, Maguire, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Choudhury, Vardy.
Jonny Evans (broken toe) is ruled out but Puel has added to his attacking options by recalling academy product Harvey Barnes from his loan spell at West Brom.
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Southampton are showing plenty of spirit under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl and drew at Chelsea on their last top-flight road trip.
Hasenhuttl also freshened up his side for the cup visit to Derby, making six changes, and will be content with a 2-2 draw at Pride Park.
Saints let slip a 2-0 lead after Nathan Redmond’s double, but were relieved to escape with a replay after Jack Marriott missed a good chance to snatch victory for County in stoppage time.
The manager said: “After our tough game against Chelsea, we needed fresh players and we showed we 100 per cent want to get into the next round.”
Southampton showed enough to suggest they can eventually get out of relegation trouble when beating Arsenal and Huddersfield in the run-up to Christmas.
However, losing hard-working striker Danny Ings to a hamstring injury is a blow and they still look open at the back at times.
Let’s finish off our Leicester vs Southampton betting tips by taking 31/4 for a 2-1 home victory.
Last Southampton EPL line-up: Gunn, Soares, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings.
Southampton are without injured forwards Ings and Michael Obafemi, who both have hamstring problems.
Defender Ryan Bertrand (back) also remains unavailable, while Maya Yoshida is away on international duty with Japan at the Asian Cup. Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg continues his four-match suspension.
Newport 2-1 LEICESTER – Rachid Ghezzal
Derby 2-2 SOUTHAMPTON – Nathan Redmond (2)
Head-to-head: Leicester 0-0 Southampton, Southampton 1-2 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Southampton, Southampton 1-4 Leicester, Southampton 3-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Southampton
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