Leicester City vs Southampton 04/03/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds and Where to Watch
Southampton vs Leicester City
Sunday 3rd April 2016 08:30 (ET)
The Line: Leicester City 23/20 Draw 23/10 Southampton 12/5 See the Latest Odds
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Last season Southampton were the fairy tale team in the Premier League with Southampton finishing seventh and challenging for the top four for a while, now the fairytale is most definitely Leicester City who are top of the Premier League table by five points with just seven games to go. This game represents a tough one for both teams. Southampton are very much in the fight for a Europa League place and will be keen to get one over on Leicester here at the King Power Stadium. Southampton are also coming into this game off the back of a terrific come from behind victory against Liverpool where they were 2-0 down and came back to win 3-2. With Pelle, Mane, Long and Tadic there is a huge amount of attacking talent here. Southampton are actually built to play on the counter and they will represent a tough task for Leicester City who will be looking to get a win that moves them within seventeen points of a historic title.
Leicester boss Caludio Ranieri says he doesnt look at the league table but at this stage I think it's impossible for him not to. Leicester are on the cusp of something special but they must win these tough games to get there. This weekend they may have a little bit of wiggle room as Liverpool host Spurs and Arsenal host Watford. Two tough games but LEicester will want to get their own win here to keep the pressure on the chasing pack. If Tottenham and Arsenal both win on Saturday the pressure will be firmly put on Leicester City. Drinkwater and Vardy had some impressive outings with England and Rihad Mahrez had some much needed time off. Leicester have won four of their last five games 1-0. Can the foxes continue the magic run here at home or will the Saints put a dent in Leicester's title credentials?
Really tough one to call here. I like how Leicester City have played all season but I really like how Southampton match up here and I am going to take the Saints +1 on the handicap. I think that with the pressure mounting this could be a let down spot for Leicester City but one that might not hurt them too much depending on results elsewhere. Still taking Southampton +1 here as one of the bigger plays of the weekend.