Leicester City

Leicester City vs Southampton

, KO: 20:00 Apr 23, 2024, King Power Stadium

Leicester City continue their pursuit of the title and automatic promotion as they host Southampton in a Championship fixture on Tuesday. The Saints have struggled on their recent travels and with Leicester often doing their best work at the King Power Stadium, a hoke win could be expected here.

Leicester City are coming off a 2-1 victory over West Brom in their previous Championship fixture. They raced to a two goal lead through Wilfried Ndidi and Jamie Vardy and despite conceding midway through the second half, were able to hold on for the win.

It was a vital win for Leicester City, who had lost their previous two Championship fixtures. With three matches left to play, manager Enzo Maresca will be keen to use that as a springboard to secure automatic promotion at the very least.

The good news for Leicester City is that they remain solid at home with the win over West Brom their third straight victory at the King Power Stadium. However, they often struggle defensively having failed to keep a single clean sheet in their last five home matches.

Southampton travel to the King Power Stadium off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City last time out in the Championship. They took an early lead through Joe Aribo but were pegged back after the break by the Welsh side.

Manager Russell Martin will be disappointed with the result as Southampton had won their last three matches, playing themselves into the promotion mix. However, they have now missed the chance to close the gap on the frontrunners even further and remain fourth on the table.

While the defeat at Cardiff City was disappointing, that result is consistent with Southampton’s recent away form. The Saints are winless in their last three matches on the road with a 3-2 defeat to title chasers Ipswich Town among their results in that run.

How the bookies view it

Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 21/20 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Southampton is valued at 5/2 by Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 11/4 by BetVictor.

Head to head

Southampton have a 26-24 edge with 19 draws from 69 previous matches against Leicester City. However, the Foxes claimed a 4-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in Sept with Jamie Vardy opening the scoring.

Players to watch

Jamie Vardy continues to prove his importance to Leicester with his goal last Saturday taking his tally to 13 Championship goals. The veteran striker was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 8/5 by William Hill to find the net.

Adam Armstrong will be the one to watch for Southampton having scored 20 Championship goals this season. The forward is priced at 2/1 by Paddy Power to get in the score sheet.

Anything else catch the eye?

The reverse fixture produced over 4.5 goals and a repeat could be on the cards at 29/10 by BetVictor. Over 3.5 goals could also be considered at odds of 6/5 by William Hill.

There were first half goals for both teams in the reverse fixture and a similar pattern is priced at 5/2 with bet365.

This match between Leicester City and Southampton will be played on Apr 23, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Leicester City vs Southampton prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Leicester City vs Southampton Betting Tips & Predictions
Leicester City to win
Over 3.5 goals
Jamie Vardy anytime goalscorer
William Hill

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