Leicester vs Southampton prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/04/2024

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Leicester vs Southampton prediction
Can Leicester beat Southampton again? – Photo by Icon Sport

Leicester will host Southampton in the next round of the Championship on Tuesday, 23 April.

With both teams still hoping to secure direct promotion, who will prevail in this crucial match? Find out by reading our Leicester vs Southampton prediction, but remember to also check our other Championship predictions.

Leicester vs Southampton prediction: Foxes to get the points

Leicester vs Southampton predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Leicester to win

Correct score prediction

Leicester 2-1 Southampton

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Leicester have won 16 of their 21 home games in the Championship this season.
  • Southampton have struggled away from home lately, with two losses and one draw in their last three away games in the league.
  • Both teams have averaged above 2.50 total goals per game in the league so far—Leicester 2.79, Southampton 3.28 total goals per game.
  • Four of the last five H2H duels between these teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favouring Leicester 

  • HOME: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.60%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.70%
  • AWAY: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.30%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

We can see from these Leicester vs Southampton odds that the Foxes are the expected winners, though the bookies clearly don't think that Southampton are without a chance.

That's understandable, given that the Saints are still in the hunt for direct promotion, but at this point, they're seven points behind Leicester, who are at the top of the standings.

Still, this can be a very exciting and close game and if you liked our predictions for it, make sure to also look at our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: A very close matchup in recent years

England Championship 15/03/24

Leicester

Leicester

0
Southampton

Southampton

0

England Championship 15/09/23

Southampton

Southampton

1
Leicester

Leicester

4

England Premier League 04/03/23

Southampton

Southampton

1
Leicester

Leicester

0

England Premier League 20/08/22

Leicester

Leicester

1
Southampton

Southampton

2

England Premier League 22/05/22

Leicester

Leicester

4
Southampton

Southampton

1

Leicester and Southampton have each won twice in their last five meetings, along with one draw. The teams are also pretty close when it comes to their overall H2H record—36-31-32 in favour of Southampton.

Leicester preview: Premier League promotion beckons

After two losses in a row, a win over West Brom this weekend puts Leicester back in the best position in the race for direct promotion. The Foxes are now two points ahead of Ipswich and four points ahead of Leeds, so a win over Southampton could potentially secure their promotion already if Leeds fails to beat Middlesbrough on Monday.

Another positive for Leicester City is their lack of injuries and suspensions ahead of this match.

Predicted LineupHermansen – Pereira, Coady, Vestergaard, Faes – Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall – Fatawu, Mavididi, Vardy

England Championship 04/05/24

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Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

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Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Southampton preview: Still hoping for direct promotion

Despite taking the lead in their duel with Cardiff over the weekend, Southampton's four-game unbeaten run came to a crashing end in that match. With that results, Southampton's chances of direct promotion have diminished, but are still not completely dead. At the moment, the Saints are five points behind Ipswich in second and three points behind Leeds in third place in the Championship.

Meanwhile, Juan Larios, Gavin Bazunu, and Ross Stewart are on the team's injury list at this time.

Predicted Lineup: McCarthy – Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Harwood-Bellis, Manning – Aribo, Downes, S. Armstrong – Brooks, Adams, A. Armstrong

Player to watch: Jamie Vardy

While Leicester's fans can breathe a bit easier after the win over West Brom, job isn't done yet and there's still a lot of pressure on Leicester's players. That's why Vardy can be crucial here since he's the most experienced player on the team. On top of that, Vardy has scored 15 goals in the league this season, including the second goal over the weekend.

Jamie Vardy
Can Vardy get his 16th goal in the Championship this season? – Photo by Icon Sport

Another goal for Vardy against Southampton?

Last time around against the Saints, Vardy scored a goal in the first minute of the match, which was his seventh goal against Southampton in his career.

However, that's one of just five first-half goals he scored this season in the league, while the other 10 have all come in second halves.


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