Kick-off: 1500, 11/01/2020
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Southampton won’t need motivating when they visit Leicester after losing 9-0 at home to the Foxes earlier this season and a much tighter tussle is expected this time.
High-flying City have continued to flourish, but Saints have also turned things around since that embarrassing defeat, winning five of their last eight top-flight fixtures.
The visitors haven’t been behind at half-time in six straight away games, while their hosts tend to start steadily.
That makes 13/10 for the scores to be level at the interval appeal for our opening Leicester vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester are still second in the table after winning 3-0 at Newcastle on New Year’s Day and have since had a couple of decent cup efforts.
The Foxes eased past Wigan 2-0 in the FA Cup and showed good spirit to come from behind and draw 1-1 with Aston Villa in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.
City have shown their strength in depth during a busy spell and Kelechi Iheanacho made it six goals in eight appearances when equalising on Wednesday night.
“He’s a big talent,” said Brendan Rodgers. “He didn’t play a lot of football at Manchester City and it takes a bit of time to adapt.
“But since I’ve come in, his confidence has grown and grown and we believe in him and believe in his talent – and this season he has really come to the fore.”
Games involving the Foxes tend to open up more and more after the break, so 4/5 for over 1.5 goals in the second half stands out from the Leicester vs Southampton odds.
Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Fuchs, Tielemans, Maddison, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Perez.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton maintained their recent momentum when beating Huddersfield 2-0 in the FA Cup, with teenagers Will Smallbone and Jake Vokins on target.
Saints had previously enjoyed a profitable Festive period in the Premier League, picking up 10 points out of 12 to climb up to 12th in the table.
Danny Ings produced a moment of magic to help secure a 1-0 win over Tottenham last time out in this competition.
Only Jamie Vardy has more goals in the top flight this term and Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “Ings is in an unbelievable moment and when he has a chance, he scores.
“To do what he did, you need a lot of self-confidence – and he is full of confidence.”
Ings has opened the scoring six times this season and 6/1 for him to add to that tally here is worth including in our Leicester vs Southampton betting tips.
Saints have only conceded one first-half goal in their last seven Premier League games, so 9/5 for the visitors to take the lead is another option.
Last Saints EPL line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Bertrand, Bednarek, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings.
LEICESTER 1-1 Aston Villa – Kelechi Iheanacho
SOUTHAMPTON 2-0 Huddersfield – Will Smallbone, Jake Vokins
Head-to-head: Southampton 0-9 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Southampton, Leicester 0-0 Southampton, Southampton 1-2 Leicester
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