Southampton come up against visiting side Leicester this coming Wednesday at St. Mary's Stadium in a Premier League fixture. Ranked as number 15 Southampton has scraped together 14 points from 13 matches. With 18 points, Leicester earned themselves a place as number 10 in the Premier League following 13 encounters.
From a rather disappointing position in the table, Leicester could really do with a win, when going up against Southampton. They have had some tough results and need to get their season back on track pronto.
The Saints are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Wednesday claimed a steady 7 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.7 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 12 goals, or an average of 1.2 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 5 times in this run.
Leicester travel to their coming match this coming Wednesday having performed a tolerable average of 1.6 goals in 10 matches. They scored a total of 16 goals, whilst shipping 18 goals against. An average of 1.8 goals against a game. They hung on to 0 clean sheets in this streak. let's take a look at some predictions!
Facts and figures for Southampton vs Leicester in Premier League.
- Southampton unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Southampton scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals were UNDER 3.5 in Southampton's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Leicester unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Leicester conceded the last 12 matches in a row;
- Leicester scored the last 13 matches in a row when playing away;
- Leicester conceded the last 13 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Southampton v. Leicester
The Saints keep target in sight
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Southampton, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Southampton have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa. Unable to follow that up, they went down 2-1 against Norwich, before handing over all 3 points in a 4-0 defeat against Liverpool.
Leicester paddling along
Results have been on par for The Foxes in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Leicester look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Chelsea, they were left empty-handed in a 0-3 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Legia Warszawa in a 3-1 win. They followed that up with a 4-2 win against Watford in their most recent outing.
Punters who prefer a risky betting strategy will go looking for Leicester to emulate their famous 9-0 win at St. Mary's come Wednesday. Gamblers with a different angle would certainly consider adding Leicester to a nice accumulator.
Southampton v. Leicester — fixture history
Southampton and Leicester had to settle for a point each in their most recent Premier League match which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. Southampton enter the match against Leicester with a 3-3-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 30% winning ratio for The Saints, with Leicester victorious in 40% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between Southampton and Leicester have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Wednesday.
Current standings in the Premier League
Let's have a look at the present situation in the Premier League table. The Saints are currently sitting in position number 15 as they have recorded 14 points in 13 matches. The visitors are number 10 at the moment after having scored 18 points in 13 games so far. The difference between the two teams is currently 4 points and 5 spots. It will be interesting to see how the two clashing teams split the points in this upcoming match.
It is difficult to look past Che Adams, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run, as he hit the target 2 times lately for The Saints. Jamie Vardy has managed to score 3 times in the last half dozen matches for The Foxes. It is safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.