Leicester City vs Southampton Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

January 6, 2022 0 By HearthstoneYarns

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>It has been 52 years since the Foxes last graced an FA Cup final and our tipster is backing them to get among the goals in this Wembley semi-final

Leicester City are gunning to reach their first FA Cup final in over 50 years when they meet Southampton at Wembley in Sunday’s semi-final.

The Foxes beat Manchester United in the last round and while silverware is always a motivation, qualification for the Champions League almost certainly remains a priority for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Leicester City vs Southampton Latest Odds

Currently third in the Premier League, Leicester have been installed as 5/6 (1.83) favourites with bet365 to win this match inside 90 minutes.

Southampton have won more games in the FA Cup than in the league this calendar year and are 10/3 (4.33) to reach their first final since 2003.

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A draw would see the clash go into extra time and potentially penalties, and that is available at 11/4 (3.75).

Leicester City vs Southampton Team News

James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Perez were all missed Leicester’s defeat at West Ham last weekend for disciplinary reasons but should return here along with Caglar Soyuncu, but Harvey Barnes, James Justin, Cengiz Under and Wes Morgan are all out.

Southampton’s only absentees are Michael Obafemi, Oriol Romeu and Will Smallbone, who are all out for the rest of the season with injury.

Leicester City vs Southampton Preview

Leicester have faltered in recent weeks with only three wins in their last eight games, although they will be buoyed by beating Man Utd for the first time since 2014 in the last round of this competition.

Despite some below-par performances in those fixtures, the Foxes have netted 14 times and should have little problem against a Southampton side that have been nothing short of atrocious in 2021.

The Saints have lost 11 of their 15 Premier League games this year, conceding 37 and keeping a clean sheet only against rock-bottom Sheffield United.

Leicester City vs Southampton Tips and Predictions

With that in mind, Leicester to score over 1.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365 looks the best selection for this FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Rodgers’ men have achieved this in four of their last five games in all competitions, while Southampton have conceded more than once in six of their most recent seven against fellow Premier League sides.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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