Southampton v Leicester: No end to the Jamie Vardy streak in sight

Jamie Vardy is enjoying one of the hottest streaks of his entire club career
Jamie Vardy is enjoying one of the hottest streaks of his entire club career

The Premier League's top scorer hasn't fired a Leicester blank since August, and that run should continue...

"Jamie Vardy has found the net six times in his last five Leicester appearances and is leading the Premier League’s scoring charts with seven."

Back Jamie Vardy to score @ 3.7511/4

Southampton 1.824/5 v Leicester 4.94/1; The Draw 3.9
Saturday, 15:00


Southampton

The victory over Chelsea before the international window was Southampton's second 3-1 win in a row, and their fifth success of the season in which they scored three or more goals.

After a stuttering start, where they without a top-flight win three weeks in and crashed out of the Europa League before the group stage, they now appear to be finding the form that saw them earn their highest ever Premier League finish last season.

The turnaround in form is highlighted by their ability to find the net, scoring two or more in their last four matches in all competitions.

Shane Long, Florin Gardos and Fraser Forster will all definitely miss the game, while Jordy Clasie is a doubt as he is yet to shake off an ankle problem.


Leicester

As predicted on Betting.Betfair, Claudio Ranieri has restored his credibility with the Foxes, who have won half of their eight Premier League games this season and only lost one.

The defeat came at the hands of Arsenal and didn't damage the morale of a team who sit fifth in the table and are unbeaten away. Indeed, their last pointless road trip was in March.

They are yet to keep a clean sheet this term, but are also yet to go a game without scoring and, with 32 goals being seen in their eight league matches, which is more than any other team, Leicester are sure to bring some entertainment to St Mary's.

Nathan Dyer is a doubt with a knee injury, and Matty James is still out with cruciate ligament trouble and is not expected back until February.


Match Odds

Last season featured the first top-flight meetings between the sides since 2004, and they traded 2-0 home victories.

As mentioned, the Foxes don't lose on their travels, while Southampton have been defeated twice at St Mary's, conceding six goals in those games, albeit to Everton and Manchester United.

Conversely, in the two league games in front of their fans that they emerged victorious from, they scored six and conceded only once.

The midlanders' away record and Ronald Koeman's team's upturn in form means that neither are likely to dominate, with the draw offering the most appeal at 3.9.


To Score

Graziano Pelle's goal for Italy against Norway during the international break was a big moment for the 30-year-old. He has scored seven Southampton goals already this season and is rated at 2.47/5 to increase his tally on Saturday, but there is another striker you should be looking out for in this game.

Jamie Vardy has found the net six times in his last five Leicester appearances and is leading the Premier League's scoring charts with seven. The England striker is priced at 3.7511/4 to carry on his prolific run on the south coast, which is a great bet given how lethal he has looked recently.


Recommended Bet:

Back Jamie Vardy to score @ 3.7511/4


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