Leicester City vs Southampton Match Info
Date: Saturday January 12 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium
Referee: Michael Oliver
Leicester City vs Southampton Head-to-Head Record
Last 4 matches
November 27 2018 (Carabao Cup): Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
August 25 2018: Southampton 1-2 Leicester City
April 19 2018: Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
December 13 2017: Southampton 1-4 Leicester City
Total head-to-head league matches played: 79
Leicester City wins: 23
Southampton wins: 29
Leicester City vs Southampton Stats
- Southampton have not scored a goal on any of their last five visits to Leicester
- A clean sheet has been kept in eight of Leicester’s latest 11 Premier League games
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in eight of Southampton’s last 11 matches
Leicester City vs Southampton Match Preview
It’s a symbol of Claude Puel’s ‘meh’ factor that he is favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job even though his Leicester side are best of the rest outside the big six.
Puel is undoubtedly a safe pair of hands. He will establish his clubs in the top half of the table, perhaps even get them to a cup final like he did with Southampton, but take them up to the next level? Probably not.
Leicester, of course, know what Claudio Ranieri achieved instantly. The bar was raised sky-high with their stunning Premier League triumph and Puel is understandably struggling to get anywhere near that level of success.
And it does not help your job prospects when your team exits the FA Cup against a League Two club, like the Foxes did at Newport last weekend.
They are warm favourites to beat Southampton, with the jury still very much out on Saints’ new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl whose start has been decidedly mixed. If you had to lean one way or the other, you would say Southampton are a slightly improved side for his arrival.
Both teams are hit and miss with Leicester having lost at home to Cardiff recently, and the best value here looks to be in backing a draw – which Southampton have achieved on their last three league and cup trips to this ground.
MORE: You can find all of Leicester City and Southampton’s Premier League previews this season on our Premier League predictions page. Plus, see today’s both teams to score tips for the best BTTS bets ahead of the weekend’s action.