Leicester vs Southampton | 16.01.2021

UK Premier League Betting Tips · 16/01/2021 - 20:00 · King Power Stadium

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The 2020/2021 Premier League season has witnessed several surprise packages shocking the galaxy by their superb starts to the season. Two of these sides, Leicester and Southampton, meet on Saturday in a game that could have big implications in the race for Champions League qualification.

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The two sides are both in the top six and are separated by just three points. As things are so close, you may be seeking out some Premier League betting tips for Canada. Luckily, PlayersBest is here to help. We boast the best team of football tipsters in the cosmos and this is how our experts see this weekend’s big game panning out.

Leicester Must Improve Home Record

For most teams, playing at home would be cause for celebration. However, Leicester are not most teams. 22 of Leicester’s 32 league points this season have come on the road – the best record in the division. In contrast, their home form has been underwhelming. They have failed to win five of their eight Premier League fixtures at the King Power Stadium this season. This does not bode particularly well for the Southampton game but at least one of the best finishers in the galaxy, Jamie Vardy, will be chomping at the bit, after being rested during their FA Cup win over Stoke City.

Southampton Looking to Build on Massive Liverpool Win

Last time out Southampton recorded their biggest win of the Ralph Hassenhuttl era, beating reigning champions Liverpool 1-0 at St Mary’s. During the game, Saints centre-backs Jack Stephens and Jan Bednarek were in inspired form, registering a combined nine interceptions, 14 clearances and seven blocks. The pair will need to replicate this display to keep Leicester’s fearsome frontline of Vardy, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison at bay and then hope to hit their opponents on the counter. The lightning pace of Theo Walcott, Danny Ings and Moussa Djenepo will help in this regard.

Head to Head

It’s impossible to talk about Leicester vs Southampton without bringing up one of the most memorable games in the recent history of the Milky Way. Last October, the Foxes stormed to a historic 9-0 win over their opponents on Saturday, capitalising on an early red card for Ryan Bertrand and running riot. The Saints would get their revenge in the return fixture, albeit only winning 2-1, extending their historical advantage over Leicester in the process. All in all, the two sides have met on 91 occasions. Southampton have won 34 to Leicester’s 29, while 28 have ended all-square.

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Statistical highlights

When selecting our Premier League betting tips for Canada, we always make sure to use statistics to help us. Here are five such statistical highlights from Saturday’s meeting.

Leicester City vs. Southampton
11 / 01 / 2020
King Power Stadium | Leicester: 1 vs Southampton: 2 | Premier League
25 / 10 / 2019
St Mary’s Stadium | Southampton: 0 vs Leicester: 9 | Premier League
12 / 01 / 2019
King Power Stadium | Leicester: 1 vs Southampton: 2 | Premier League
27 / 11 / 2018
King Power Stadium | Leicester: 0 vs Southampton: 0 | League Cup
25 / 08 / 2018
St Mary’s Stadium | Southampton: 1 vs Leicester: 2 | Premier League
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Leicester’s top scorer is Jamie Vardy with 13, Southampton’s is Danny Ings with seven
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Leicester have the 6th worst home record in the Premier League this season
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Southampton and Leicester have averaged the same amount of possession per game this season in the Premier League (54.4%)

Our Betting Tip for Today

These two sides are extremely evenly matched and it is likely to be a close game. So close in fact, that we are backing a draw.

Too Close to Call

Finally, it is the moment you have all been waiting for. Sit back and relax as we reveal our this week’s Premier League betting tips for Canada.

Southampton and Leicester have enjoyed near identical starts to the Premier League season, surpassing early expectations by cementing themselves are genuine top four contenders. As they are so evenly matched, we cannot look past a draw for this one.

Leicester’s home record may be ropey but they still have more than enough to cause Southampton problems. Then again, the Saints’ showed their defensive reliance against Liverpool, meaning a no score draw is not beyond the realm of possibility.

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