Southampton vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips

19:30, 01 dec 2021
Southampton vs Leicester City predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at St Mary’s. The Saints look to rebound from a shattering 4-0 defeat to Liverpool. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Southampton vs Leicester City key stats

  • Only Norwich have scored fewer than Southampton’s 11 league goals this season.
  • Leicester matches average 3.31 goals per game with over 2.5 goals coming in 69% of the time.
  • Both teams to score has also come in in 69% of Leicester’s league matches.
  • Only six teams have scored more than Leicester’s nine away league goals this season.

The sanctuary of St Mary’s

Southampton return to St Mary’s fresh off two away defeats in a row including Saturday’s 4-0 hammering against Liverpool.

The Saints are unbeaten in their last three at home so will welcome the chance to get back in the win column against Leicester City. However, this will prove difficult after Leicester got back to winning ways on Sunday.

Armando Broja scored two goals in last two home starts before getting injured last month. He played the full 90 minutes on Saturday after making two substitute appearances in the games previous.

Foxes back to winning ways

Leicester City ended a three-game winless streak on Sunday by beating Watford 4-2 at home.

Jamie Vardy also ended a four-game goal drought, scoring two goals and keeping up his good form against Watford. James Maddison on his first Premier League start since injury assisted both Vardy goals as well as chipping in with the opener.

The return of Maddison could coincide with an upturn in Leicester’s fortunes as the next five league fixtures including this one are all winnable.

Southampton vs Leicester City predictions

After losses to Norwich and then Liverpool we believe Southampton are currently on a downturn. And with Maddison back to full strength and Vardy out of his goal drought, there couldn’t be a worse time for Southampton to face Leicester.

Two years ago, Leicester beat Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s and while we certainly do not expect that scoreline again we do predict that Leicester will get the victory.

We also recommend backing both teams to score. Although Southampton do struggle in front of goal, Leicester have one of the leakiest defences in the league. We fancy Southampton to contribute at least one goal to the scoreline.

Southampton vs Leicester City team news

Southampton team news

Ibrahima Diallo is expected to return from injury, however, Stuart Armstrong still misses out.

Head Coach Ralph Hassenhuttl will consider ringing the changes after the weekend’s heavy defeat to Liverpool.

Leicester City team news

Youri Tielemans remains out with his calf injury, Wesley Fofana and James Justin remain long term absentees.

Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand also miss out.

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