We over at Odds Manager HQ reaaaallllyyyy want to avoid mentioning the 9-0, but it’s hard, right?!
This was back in October 2019 before the world was flipped, turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and tell you how Saints might be in for another scare…
Southampton’s recent form has been abysmal as they hobble towards the end of the campaign with very little to show for.
Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side have lost 12 of their last 15 in the Premier League and are still licking their wounds after the Foxes beat them narrowly in the FA Cup semi-final.
The Saints are a side well and truly “on the beach” and Brendan Rodgers will be looking for a comprehensive victory down south to rubber-stamp their spot in the Champions League spots.
Leicester City are now as short as 1/7 with 888sport to finish in the top four after bouncing back from their final-day heartbreak last campaign.
How will this edition of Friday Night Football unfold at St. Mary’s? Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot here…
|Fixture||Southampton v Leicester City|
|Date||Friday, April 30, 2021 at 20:00|
|Where||St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Leicester City to win – Evens with 888Sport
Leicester have won their last three on the spin relying on their in-form striker extraordinaire Kelechi Iheanacho to fire them out of any trouble.
The Nigerian has scored 12 goals in his last nine appearances and will be licking his lips on the coach down south.
Saints have mustered just three Premier League victories in 2021 and look resigned to their spot just above the relegation zone.
Hassenhuttl still needs a handful of points to guarantee safety, but with their star striker Danny Ings missing it’s hard to expect them to get anything on Friday.
Our Long Shot – Leicester City to score a penalty – 4/1 with bet365
Saints have been devils in their own box this season, conceding eight penalties so far in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Leicester have won a record 10 – converting eight – and will look to test the shaky home defence again on Friday.
Only West Bromwich Albion have conceded more goals than Southampton this campaign, and we reckon another penalty is on the cards at St. Mary’s.
4/1 is a cracking shout considering the pace of their attack and trickery in and around the penalty area.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.