After having to settle for a point in their EFL Cup semi-final against Aston Villa in midweek, Leicester will turn their attention back to Premier League duties when they welcome a revitalized Southampton to the King Power on Saturday afternoon.
While the Foxes might be enjoying a four-match unbeaten run across all competitions, including back-to-back top-flight victories, Brendan Rodgers’ men have won just one of their last four matches on home soil and are desperate to keep their buffer over defending champions Manchester City.
On the flip side, booking their spot in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup last weekend, the Saints have continued on quite the resurge.
Winning four of their last five matchups and on an unbeaten run that stems back to the middle of December, Southampton now have their sights set on mounting what would be a shock top-half charge.
However, hit with what was an embarrassing 9-0 hammering when the two sides met on the South Coast back in October, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts can be found at 8/13 with Coral to pick up three points this weekend.
Leicester’s patience rewarded
While Leicester may have been disappointed to have only snatched a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in their EFL Cup semi-final first-leg on Wednesday night, it was another eye-catching performance from the Foxes.
Continuing on what could be another famous campaign in Leicestershire, Brendan Rodgers’ men open the New Year in second and are in pole position to secure a Champions League return.
Holding a one-point buffer over the reigning champions and with their sights set on securing a silver medal finish this season, the former Celtic boss finds his side priced at 9/2 with Betfair to finish as runners-up this year.
While Jamie Vardy may have made his return in midweek, it was another attacker who managed to save Leicester’s blushes against Villa.
Finishing emphatically and enjoying what is his brightest spell at the King Power, one-time Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has bagged six goals in his eight appearances this season and you might be interested to know that the 23-year-old can be found at 11/10 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally this weekend.
Southampton on the rise
Booking their spot in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup and still boosted by their 1-0 win over Spurs last week, few across the Premier League would have expected Southampton’s stellar rise.
Opening the weekend sat in 12th and finding a route away from the drop zone, the Saints have won four of their last five matches across all formats and the mood in their camp is at the highest it has been all season.
Unsurprisingly, one man to keep an eye for this weekend and someone who has continued to spearhead Southampton’s charge has been leading marksman and attacking talisman, Danny Ings.
Bagging the winner against Tottenham on New Year’s Day, the former Liverpool striker has found the net in back-to-back matches and is on a remarkable run of form that has seen him score 14 goals in his last 16 appearances across all competitions.
You might be interested to know that the 27-year-old can be found at 7/4 with Bet365 to extend on that tally this weekend.