Southampton vs Leicester City Predictions

Southampton vs Leicester City predictions for Friday’s Championship clash at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton and Leicester are the top two title favourites, but who can maintain their strong start to the season? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Southampton vs Leicester City Predictions


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Key Stats
– Southampton’s average BettingTips4You rating in the Championship is 7.02, ranking them 5th out of 24 teams. This highlights their individual player quality.
– Leicester City boast an average BettingTips4You rating of 7.12 in the Championship, making them the top-rated team in the competition. This suggests their overall team performance has been solid.
– Both teams have displayed strong attacking intent, with Southampton scoring an average of 2 goals per game and Leicester City netting 1.4 goals per game in the Championship. Expect goals in this matchup.

The Championship season is in full swing, and as the dust settles from the recent international break, two teams find themselves in an unexpected predicament. Southampton and Leicester City, both harbouring ambitions of promotion, suffered surprising defeats in their last outings. The Saints were humbled by Sunderland, while the Foxes fell to Hull City. As they prepare to face off on Friday evening, let’s delve into the teams’ recent performances and potential strategies, while also making some bold predictions for this highly anticipated clash.

Saints’ Season Start: A Rollercoaster Ride

Southampton’s journey in the Championship this season has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Russell Martin’s men began the campaign with a burst of energy, securing 10 points from their first four matches. The sense of optimism around St. Mary’s was palpable, with hopes high for a swift return to the Premier League.


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However, this enthusiasm was dampened by a shockingly abysmal performance against Sunderland, where Southampton suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat. While early signs suggested defensive frailties, conceding seven goals in their first four fixtures, the magnitude of their loss to the Black Cats raised major concerns.

The recent acquisition of Taylor Harwood-Bellis holds promise for Southampton’s backline, but it’s essential to remember that football is a team sport. Southampton’s defensive struggles cannot be solely attributed to a single player, and the entire squad must improve collectively.

On a brighter note, Southampton remains in seventh place, offering a glimmer of hope to their supporters. They have a golden opportunity to leapfrog their upcoming opponents in the standings. To do so, they must regroup and rediscover their early-season form.

Foxes’ Unconvincing Start

Leicester City’s start to the Championship season under new head coach Enzo Maresca hasn’t exactly been convincing either. Despite managing six successive wins, the Foxes have rarely scored more than twice in a single game. These results have kept them within touching distance of the top spot, but their loss to Hull City was a stark reminder of the importance of consistency in this highly competitive league.

Even when going a goal behind during the early stages of a match, Maresca’s men would have expected to overturn the scoreline. However, it was Hull City who impressively held out for maximum points, showcasing the unforgiving nature of Championship football.

Now, as they prepare to face Southampton, Leicester City cannot afford to rest on their laurels. The journey back to the Premier League is fraught with challenges, and they must ensure their quality is matched by unwavering consistency.

Form Guide

Before we delve into our predictions for this matchup, let’s take a closer look at the recent form of both teams:

Southampton Championship Form (Last 5 Matches): W-D-W-W-L

Southampton Form (All Competitions): W-L-D-W-W-L

Leicester City Championship Form (Last 5 Matches): W-W-W-W-L

Leicester City Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-W-W-L

These statistics provide a snapshot of each team’s recent performances. Southampton’s form shows moments of brilliance interspersed with inconsistency, while Leicester City’s record highlights their determination to push for promotion.


Now, let’s turn our attention to the predictions for this crucial Championship clash.

Prediction 1: Both Teams to Score

Based on recent performances, it’s reasonable to expect both teams to find the back of the net in this matchup. Southampton’s attacking prowess, led by the likes of Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse, should trouble Leicester City’s defence. At the same time, Leicester’s attacking talents, including Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Stephy Mavididi, are more than capable of breaching Southampton’s backline. Therefore, our first prediction is that both teams will score.

Prediction 2: Correct Score – Southampton 2-2 Leicester City

Given the attacking quality on display, we anticipate an entertaining draw with both sides sharing the spoils. A 2-2 scoreline seems like a plausible outcome, reflecting the attacking intent of both teams and the potential defensive vulnerabilities that have been on display recently.

Prediction 3: Goal Scorer – Che Adams

For our goal scorer prediction, we’re putting our money on Che Adams. With his goal-scoring ability and average BettingTips4You rating of 7.25, Adams is a key figure in Southampton’s attack. His presence up front makes him a likely candidate to find the back of the net in this fixture. Additionally, he might even be the first goalscorer, given his propensity to strike early in matches.

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Herrin Kendrick
Herrin Kendrick is a sports journalist with 10 years of experience in the sports betting industry. His work has been referenced by many sports publications over the years. Sport passionate.