Opta Stats: Leicester v Southampton

Southampton manager Mark Hughes.
Can Mark Hughes inspire Southampton when they travel to Leicester?

Relegation threatened Southampton are desperate for a win when they travel to Leicester. Opta rates their chances.

"Jamie Vardy is just two goals away from scoring 50 at the King Power Stadium for Leicester in all competitions."

Vardy is 6/42.48 to score.

Leicester won the reverse of this fixture 4-1 in December - they've not done the Premier League double over Southampton since the 1999-00 campaign. The Foxes are 7/52.44 to win.

Saints are winless in all four of their Premier League visits to the King Power Stadium (D2 L2), with their last away top-flight win at Leicester coming at Filbert Street in December 2001 (4-0). Leicester are 8/111.75 in the Draw No Bet market.

The Foxes are winless in their three previous Premier League games played on a Thursday (D2 L1), with their only such home game finishing in a 6-1 defeat against Spurs in May 2017. A draw is 3.55.

Saints have kept a clean sheet in their last three Thursday Premier League games, winning the last two in a row, most recently against Arsenal in January 2015 (2-0). Under 2.5 goals is 20/211.96.

Southampton have lost their last three away league games, last losing four in a row on the road in January 2016. Leicester are 3/14.0 to win half-time/full-time.

They've also conceded three goals in each of their last three away Premier League games - they last did so in four in a row in October 2012. Over 2.5 goals is 1/12.0.

The Foxes are looking to avoid consecutive home Premier League defeats for the first time since September, when they lost to Chelsea and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. Southampton are 11/53.2 to win.

Mark Hughes is winless in his last five Premier League games against Leicester (D3 L2), with all three draws finishing 2-2. Another 2-2 draw is 15.5.

Charlie Austin hasn't scored in back-to-back Premier League away games in a single season since April 2015 when he was with QPR. Austin is 2/13.0 to end this run with a goal.

Jamie Vardy is just two goals away from scoring 50 at the King Power Stadium for Leicester in all competitions. Vardy is 6/42.48 to score.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.0 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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