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Leicester City vs Southampton Betting Tips 18/04/2021

Teams Status

In the previous round, Leicester City staged a major upset as they thrashed Manchester United 3-1 at home. Leicester City beat Stoke City 4-0 in the third round of the cup, then went on to beat Brentford 1- on the road. After that, they beat Brighton by a close margin before beating Manchester United. In the English Premier League, Leicester City are placed in the third position with 56 points from 31 matches. They have 17 wins, five draws and nine losses in the league so far. They have scored as many as 55 goals and have conceded 37 goals. The Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho is the team’s leading scorer with three goals in the FA Cup. But Jamie Vardy has taken the bulk of the scoring responsibility in the Premier League as he has netted 12 goals. He also leads the assists list with seven assists to his name. They have seven players who could miss the cup match as Hamza Choudhury, James Maddison, James Justin, Wes Morgan, Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes are doubtful.

Southampton are coming into this fixture after beating Bournemouth 0-3 on the road. Before that, they beat Wolves 0-2 on the road as well. They beat Shrewsbury 2-0 at home in the third round, then went on to beat Arsenal 1-0 in the fourth. They are having a poor season in the Premier League as they are placed in the 14th position with just 36 points from 31 matches. They have won ten matches, drew six and lost 15 matches. They also have a poor away record as they have bagged just 16 points in the 16 away matches that they have played this season. They have scored 39 goals and have conceded as many as 56 goals. Nathan Redmond has chipped in with two goals in the FA Cup. In the Premier League, Danny Ings is the team’s leading scorer with nine goals. James Ward-Prowse is the leading creator with five assists to his name. Oriol Romeu, William Smallbone and Michael Obafemi are on the injury list and could miss the cup semifinal.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Leicester City are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.90, Southampton are placed at 4.20 and the draw is at 3.75 odds. Leicester City are placed at 1.83 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Southampton are placed at 4.00 and the draw is at 3.60 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, Leicester City are placed at 1.90, Southampton are placed at 4.00 and the draw is at 3.60 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

An exciting high scoring encounter is expected when these two sides go head to head. Leicester City are in far better shape than Southampton, so it is likely that Leicester City could advance to the finals of the FA Cup.

Tip: Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 2.00

In the last four head to head matches, over 2.5 goals were scored in three of those matches. Two of the last three head to head matches hosted by Leicester City had over 2.5 goals scored in them. In the last five matches that Leicester City played in all competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in four matches. While Southampton had seen over 2.5 goals in all of their last five matches. In the last five matches that Leicester played at home had over 2.5 goals in three matches. In the last five matches, Southampton played on the road, over 2.5 goals were scored in three matches. As it is a cup match, it will be a free scoring match and over 2.5 goals can be expected. And 2.00 odds are available for the same at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Leicester City To Win @ 1.90

Leicester City are in exceptional form in the English Premier League as they have won 17 matches in their 32 matches. While Southampton have won just ten matches from their 31 matches. In the last five head to head matches, Leicester City has won three matches, while Southampton has won just two matches. In the last head to head match which was played earlier this season, Leicester won that match quite comfortably. In the last five matches that Leicester City has played in all competitions, they have won three and lost two matches. Southampton on the other hand have two wins and three losses in their last five matches. Leicester City will be really confident after beating Manchester United. So, it is very likely that Leicester City will come out on top at 1.90 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

The Premier League leaders Manchester City are currently the favorites to win all the trophies that they are active in. While Chelsea on the other hand has just the FA Cup and the Champions League to play with. City have a better team balance than Chelsea, so they are likely to beat Chelsea.

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