Southampton and Leicester City face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. Mary’s Stadium. When these two teams faced off on August 20th it was Southampton that secured the 2-1 victory.
Southampton vs Leicester City Odds
Leicester City is the slight favorite sitting at +160 while Southampton is the underdog sitting at +175. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the under paying at -120.
Leicester City Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Leicester City who sits in 14th place in the standings having picked up 24 points. Leicester City is in a good spot to not get relegated, but they still need ot pick up some points before the end of the season. On Tuesday against the Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City scored only a goal and they ended up losing 2-1. Last Saturday against Arsenal they were defeated 1-0. Leicester City is dealing with many injuries heading into this game. James Justin, Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand, and Youri Tielemans are both dealing with long term injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go here. The offense is going to need to be strong here.
Southampton Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Southampton who sits in 20th place in the standings having picked up 18 points. On Wednesday against Grimsby Town in the FA Cup, they were defeated 2-1. They gave up two penalty shots in that game and that ended up being the difference. Last Saturday they faced off against Leeds United and they ended up losing 1-0. Juan Larios looks to be close to returning from a hamstring injury and there is a chance that he could go in this game. Che Adams and Mohammed Salisu are both dealing with injuries and they aren’t expected to get the start in this game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Leicester City has shown flashes of having a strong offense and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. Southampton’s offense is an issue, and they are going to really struggle to defend again here. Leicester City is going to score at least three goals here, and they are going to secure the victory here. Back Leicester City on the money line.