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Southampton v Leicester betting tips: Foxes firing ahead of Saints visit

| 29.11.2021
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Preview and odds for Wednesday’s match

Leicester moved back into the top half of the Premier League table on Sunday and will hope to keep moving on up as we pick out some Southampton v Leicester betting tips.

The Foxes ended a three-match winless run after beating Watford 4-2 and are now four points better off than Southampton, who will be glad to be back home after two straight away defeats at Norwich and Liverpool.

Wednesday’s match kicks off at 7.30pm at St Mary’s and is live on Amazon Prime.

Southampton v Leicester match odds

Southampton have only lost one game at St Mary’s so far this season and are 7/5 favourites to add to the two wins they have enjoyed here against Leeds and Aston Villa.

All three wins this season have been 1-0 so backing the correct score may be worth the extra risk in Southampton v Leicester betting tips at 17/2 while a home win to nil is 18/5.

Leicester are 19/10 for victory and the draw is 5/2 but opposing goals may be the best strategy based on Southampton’s performances this season.

Only Norwich have scored fewer goals than the 11 that Saints have managed while just Brentford (17) in the bottom half of the table have conceded fewer goals.

Backing under 2.5 goals has paid out in five of their six home matches yet the same outcome is odds against here at 21/20.

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It should be noted Leicester have produced plenty of entertainment, especially on their travels where they remain without a clean sheet.

There have been goals at both ends in all six of Leicester’s away games and that run is 4/7 to continue while a score draw can be backed at 3/1.

Southampton v Leicester head-to-head

Leicester are unbeaten at St Mary’s since 2017 but a run of three straight wins here ended last season when they had to settle for a 1-1 draw despite Saints having Jannik Vestergaard sent off in only the 10th minute.

The Foxes won the other two meetings last season, though, enjoying a 2-0 league victory at the King Power Stadium in January and a 1-0 win in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Another Leicester win to nil is priced at 19/4 and Southampton have had a man sent off in their last three home games against the Foxes, most famously in a 9-0 thrashing in 2019.

Southampton v Leicester key battles

Saints will hope having a day extra to prepare for the game gives them the edge although they are coming off the back of a 4-0 drubbing at Liverpool while Leicester’s confidence will have been boosted by beating Watford 4-2.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy ended a five-match run without a goal with a brace against Watford and is the clear 16/5 favourite to score first and 11/2 for another double, with James Maddison 7/2 for a third goal in as many matches.

Leicester should look to make a fast start given the number of early goals in Southampton’s matches recently.

There has been a goal inside the first 15 minutes in five of their last seven games and the visitors to be leading after 15 minutes could be a good option for Southampton v Leicester betting tips at 13/2 while the Foxes are 8/1 to score in the first 10 minutes.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.