Tip Leicester - Southampton
A weakend Leicester City side lost to League Two Newport in the FA Cup on Sunday. Now their top players can return to the line-up as they continue their bid to make it into the Europa League. They are currently seventh in the table, seven points behind Manchester United in sixth. With the Carabao Cup almost certain to be won by a team who'll play in the Champions League, sixth should be enough to get a Europa League place, perhaps even seventh. City have won three of their last four league games with impressive wins over Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton. They lost at home to Cardiff City but face another relegation candidate this weekend.
Southampton made a bright start under their new manager,with wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield. Since then though they have gone four games without a win including home losses to West Ham and Manchester City. With Burnley and Cardiff showing improved form, Southampton have dropped into the relegation zone and are two points from safety. The win at bottom of the table Huddersfield is their only win in the last nine away league games. This looks booked for a Leicester City home win in a low-scoring game.
Key points Leicester - Southampton
Southampton have only won one of their last nine away league games.
Southampton have gone four games without a win.
Leicester City have won three of their last four league games.
Conclusion Leicester - Southampton
Leicester City have shown some improved form in the Premier League with some notable victories. They have a decent chance of getting back into European football and will be looking to get three points from this home game against Southampton. The Saints are back in the bottom three and haven't won any of their last four matches. Leicester can be backed to get the win here.
Leicester Southampton Prediction published on January 9, 2019