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Leicester City vs Southampton predictions, betting tips and preview - Must-win game for the away side

Dean Carr 17 Apr 2018

Charlie Austin of Southampton scores a goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Brentford and Southampton

Leicester City vs Southampton match stats

  • Leicester have lost back-to-back games in the Premier League
  • Southampton have lost four on the bounce in the Premier League
  • Southampton have won just one of their last six games against Leicester

Leicester City vs Southampton betting preview

Leicester City’s hopes of achieving a place in the Europa League next season were all but ended last time out after they lost 2-1 away to Burnley, leaving them nine points behind the seventh-placed Clarets. A win for Claude Puel’s side would’ve taken them to within three points of the possible European slot, but it seems they will instead be left to battle for eighth.

Losing each of their last two games in the top flight, Puel will be keen for this season not to fizzle out going into the 2018/19 campaign, in what will be his first full season in charge. One man who certainly isn’t allowing that to happen on an individual basis is striker Jamie Vardy, who now has 10 goals in his previous 12 appearances for Leicester, taking his tally for the whole season to 20 in all competitions and is a certainty to be on the plane for the World Cup.

Mark Hughes is still waiting for his first points as Southampton manager in the Premier League and will do well to come closer to winning a game without getting anything out of it after their 3-2 defeat against Chelsea last time out. Leading 2-0 with 20 minutes to gom there is no way Saints should ever have gone on to lose the game, but so they did after conceding three goals in the space of eight minutes.

Facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final this Sunday, just how big of a psychological knock that will provide to them remains to be seen, but it won’t be easy for Southampton to bounce back from such a setback. However, it is far more important for them to get the three points this weekend over reaching the FA Cup final, as they desperately attempt to avoid relegation back to the Championship.

Leicester City vs Southampton predictions

Southampton are in desperate need of points here, while Leicester’s defeat at the weekend has left them with little left to play for. The draw can be backed at 11/5 with William Hill.

After starting the bench on the weekend, Charlie Austin could be reintroduced this Thursday as they search for goals. Austin is 9/5 to score anytime with Betfair.

Leicester City vs Southampton betting tips

Draw at 11/5 with William Hill

Charlie Austin to score anytime at 9/5 with Betfair

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