Leicester vs Southampton prediction 20/08/2022

Leicester City

Leicester City

1 : 2

Southampton

Southampton

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  • Date: 20/08/2022
  • Competition: Premier League
  • KO: 16:00 CET
  • Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Two teams still looking for their first Premier League win of the season come face-to-face on Saturday as Leicester welcomes Southampton to the King Power Stadium.

Indeed, both sides have endured similar starts to their season, with both earning 2:2 home draws against Brentford and Leeds, respectively. In addition, both have conceded 4 goals in away defeats, with the hosts losing 4:2 at Arsenal last weekend and Southampton suffering a 4:1 opening day defeat at Tottenham Hotspur. 

Leicester vs Southampton Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

Leicester had plenty of defensive issues last season, with The Foxes leaking 59 goals in a 38-game season. Clean sheets were few and far between, with just 5 from 19 at this venue. Those issues seem unlikely to change in the near future, with Leicester already conceding 6 goals in their opening two fixtures. 

The visitors also suffered defensive troubles in last season´s campaign, with 67 conceded from their 38 matches while they managed just 2 clean sheets in 19 away fixtures. Similar to Leicester, 6 goals conceded in their opening two fixtures indicates another tough season is on the cards for the Saints.

Given those defensive concerns, goals are sure to be expected in this fixture, and the recent h2h record also supports that notion, with 8 of their last 11 PL meetings seeing over 2.5 goals scored, including both of last season's fixtures. Intriguingly, Leicester claimed a 4:1 at this venue following a 2:2 draw on the south coast.

Having beaten The Saints in each of their last 3 meetings at this venue, Brendan Rodger's side will be confident of taking the points, and Southampton´s away record which has seen them lose 5 of their last 8 with just 3 draws in the process, suggests a home win is also on the cards.

Still, we prefer the goal markets here with the over 2.5 goal pick favoured, although BTTS also seems likely with the hosts seeing that outcome in 12 of their last 14 PL matches since mid-March.

Leicester City vs Southampton Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Leicester City

    1 : 2

    Southampton

    Premier League

  2. Leicester City

    4 : 1

    Southampton

    Premier League

  3. Southampton

    2 : 2

    Leicester City

    Premier League

  4. Southampton

    1 : 1

    Leicester City

    Premier League

  5. Leicester City

    1 : 0

    Southampton

    FA Cup

Leicester City

Leicester City Team News

Harvey Barnes, Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira remain absent for the home side, who could also lose Wesley Fofana, with the defender heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.

Veteran forward Jamie Vardy is expected to lead The Foxes' attack with support from the in-form James Maddison.

Last matches of Leicester City

  1. Tottenham Hotspur

    6 : 2

    Leicester City

    Premier League

  2. Leicester City

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  3. Brighton & Hove Albion

    5 : 2

    Leicester City

    Premier League

  4. Leicester City

    0 : 1

    Manchester United

    Premier League

  5. Chelsea

    2 : 1

    Leicester City

    Premier League

Leicester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Danny Ward

Defenders

  • 27

    Timothy Castagne

  • 18

    Daniel Amartey

  • 6

    Jonny Evans

  • 2

    James Justin

Midfielders

  • 25

    Wilfred Ndidi

  • 17

    Ayoze Pérez

  • 10

    James Maddison

  • 22

    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

  • 7

    Harvey Barnes

Forwards

  • 9

    Jamie Vardy

Southampton

Southampton Team News

The Saints have a virtually fully-fit squad to choose from, with only Valentino Livramento and Theo Walcott unavailable. 

However, following his goal-scoring appearance as a second-half substitute against Leeds, Joe Aribo could come into the visitors starting XI.

Last matches of Southampton

  1. Southampton

    1 : 2

    Everton

    Premier League

  2. Aston Villa

    1 : 0

    Southampton

    Premier League

  3. Southampton

    0 : 0

    Brentford

    Premier League

  4. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    Southampton

    Premier League

  5. Southampton

    2 : 1

    Chelsea

    Premier League

Southampton lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Gavin Bazunu

Defenders

  • 2

    Kyle Walker-Peters

  • 37

    Armel Bella-Kotchap

  • 22

    Mohammed Salisu

  • 19

    Moussa Djenepo

Midfielders

  • 8

    James Ward-Prowse

  • 45

    Roméo Lavia

  • 7

    Joe Aribo

  • 24

    Mohamed Elyounoussi

  • 9

    Adam Armstrong

Forwards

  • 18

    Sékou Mara

Key Facts Leicester City vs Southampton

  1. 8 of the last 11 meetings between these sides saw over 2.5 goals scored, including both of last season´s fixtures
  2. Leicester have kept just 5 home clean sheets in their last 20 home PL matches.
  3. Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of their last 7 home PL matches.
  4. Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of their last 15 away PL matches.
  5. Leicester won 4:1 when these sides last met at this venue in May

Main prediction Leicester City - Southampton

Over 2.5 goals

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49% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Leicester City & Southampton current standing in Premier League

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Arsenal 8 7 0 1 20 - 8 +12 21
2 Manchester City 8 6 2 0 29 - 9 +20 20
3 Tottenham Hotspur 8 5 2 1 19 - 10 +9 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 4 2 1 14 - 8 +6 14
5 Chelsea 7 4 1 2 10 - 10 0 13
6 Manchester United 7 4 0 3 11 - 14 -3 12
7 Newcastle United 8 2 5 1 12 - 8 +4 11
8 Fulham 8 3 2 3 13 - 15 -2 11
9 Liverpool 7 2 4 1 18 - 9 +9 10
10 Brentford 8 2 4 2 15 - 12 +3 10
11 Everton 8 2 4 2 7 - 7 0 10
12 Leeds United 7 2 3 2 10 - 10 0 9
13 AFC Bournemouth 8 2 3 3 6 - 19 -13 9
14 Aston Villa 8 2 2 4 6 - 10 -4 8
15 West Ham United 8 2 1 5 5 - 9 -4 7
16 Southampton 8 2 1 5 8 - 13 -5 7
17 Crystal Palace 7 1 3 3 8 - 11 -3 6
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 1 3 4 3 - 9 -6 6
19 Nottingham Forest 7 1 1 5 6 - 17 -11 4
20 Leicester City 7 0 1 6 10 - 22 -12 1

Leicester City vs Southampton - FAQ

? Leicester Player to Watch
James Maddison - The talented number ten has scored 5 goals in his last 6 PL appearances since May
? Southampton Player to Watch
Joe Aribo - The former Rangers midfielder impressed on his home debut for Saints, scoring a late equaliser in their come-from-behind draw with Leeds
? Where to watch?
This Premier League match can be viewed live on NBC Universo and FUBO TV.