Leicester City’s European hopes took a hit last week as they lost 1-2 to Burnley at home. The Foxes will be looking to bounce back when they host relegation favourites Southampton at King Power Stadium on Thursday.
The Foxes have been inconsistent in the recent weeks and come into this game following two consecutive 2-1 defeats to Newcastle United and Burley respectively. Leicester sit in the eighth spot with 43 points, eight points behind Burnley who occupy the last-possible European place.
However, the situation is more pressing for Southampton, who are finding it hard to get out of the relegation zone. The South Coast side occupy the 18th spot with 28 points. They are five points adrift of the safety, so this game can be considered as a must-win for them.
The Saints come into this following back-to-back 3-2 defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea. Last weekend, they looked set to claim all three against Chelsea, but three late goals from the Blues quashed their hopes. Southampton are without a win in their last seven games, so it would be a tall order for them to escape relegation now. However, we expect a fight from the visitors, as it’s now or never for them.
Earlier this season, the Foxes defeated their opponents 4-1 at St Mary’s Stadium
Leicester City vs Southampton – Match Facts
The Saints have conceded three goals in each of their last four league games.
Southampton have won only one of their last 20 league games, and that win can against bottom-side West Bromwich.
Southampton’s last four games have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Leicester City vs Southampton – Team News
Matty James is ruled out for the Foxes, and Kasper Schmeichel is a doubt.
For the Saints, Steven Davis is injured, and Jack Stephens is suspended due to the red card he picked up against Arsenal.
Leicester City vs Southampton – Match Odds
Leicester are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 29/20 at BetVictor. We are also going for a home win as our prediction in this game.
A Southampton win is available at 11/5 odds at Betfred, and a draw can get you 5/2 odds at William Hill.
Leicester City vs Southampton – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome according to the odds in the correct score market. This result is available at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365.
However, we are backing a 2-1 win for the Foxes for our prediction in this market. This bet is available at 9/1 odds at Bet365.
Leicester City vs Southampton – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 16/11 at Unibet. Shinji Okazaki scored a brace in the previous meeting between these two sides, and he is also a good option at 11/4 odds at Paddypower. We are backing Vardy as our prediction in this game.
For the Saints, Charlie Austin is available at 2/1 odds at Bet365.
Leicester City vs Southampton – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Southampton’s last four games have ended with more than 2.5 goals, and we expect this trend to continue on Thursday. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Betfair.