Leicester 5/4 to beat Southampton in Thursdays Premier League matchup
Competition: Premier League
Market: Leicester to beat Southampton
Odds: 5/4 @ Bet365
With the Premier League table reaching the business end of the season, English football’s top division remains incredibly tight at both ends of the table with just a single point seeing a team jump several places. On that note, relegation candidates Southampton will travel to the King Power Stadium.
For the hosts on Thursday night, after sacking Craig Shakespeare earlier in the season, Leicester have done a respectable job of adapting to life under former Southampton boss Claude Puel. After 33 Premier League games this season, Leicester have won 11, drawn 10 and lost 12, scoring 49 and conceding 47 in return. With a points tally of 43 and now sat eighth in the league, while the Foxes are now nine points adrift of snatching a Europa League position, Leicester do hold a five-point buffer from falling out of the top half of the table. As for their recent form, although they are coming off the back of two losses, Leicester will still produce chances for England international Jamie Vardy against Southampton’s shaky defense. Vardy now has 17 for the season and four in his last four.
As for the visitors, despite showing some brief signs of life under new boss Mark Hughes, Southampton are still drastically struggling for points and appear to be one of the favorites for the drop. After 33 Premier League games this season, Southampton have recorded just five wins, 13 draws and 15 defeats, scoring 33 and conceding 53 in return. With a points tally of 28, Southampton now sit 18th in the table and currently occupy that last relegation spot. Now level on points with Stoke one place below them, Southampton are now five points adrift of Premier League safety with five games to go. As for their recent form, while Southampton have scored twice against Chelsea and Arsenal, the Saints have failed to pick up any points and have now lost their last four Premier League games on the bounce.
Bet: Leicester to beat Southampton in Thursdays Premier League matchup 5/4 @ Bet365>>