Place: King Power. Leicester.
Date: on the 30th of October, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Football League Cup
The Foxes on Saturday met with West Ham on the King Power stadium. According to the results of the first half the score was 1:0 in favor of the guests but the Hammerers remained shorthanded. For the long time the hosts couldn’t restore equality but on the 89th minute Wilfred Ndidi has saved the team from defeat – 1:1.
In October Leicester has participated in three matches and the point that was earned on Saturday became the first in these matches. Earlier Claude Puel’s team has lost away match to Arsenal (1:3) and at home to Everton (1:2). These football players take only the 12th position in standings of the EPL.
In the previous round of the Football League Cup the Foxes met with Wolverhampton . In 90 minutes the fans haven’t seen any goal and in series of penalty the team of Puel appeared to be stronger (3:1).
The Saints in the previous round at Goodison Park were fighting against Everton. The hosts then have escaped from defeat on the 85th minute but they after all have lost in a penalty series (3:4, 1:1).
On Saturday Southampton met at home stadium with Newcastle – one of the weakest teams of the EPL. The hosts shot at the goal moth much more often (22-6) and didn’t allow the rival to fire at least one shot on target (4-0) but they were not able to take three points – 0:0.
Southampton is doing worse at the EPL than its closest opponent. From 10 matches the Saints have won only one match and have lost five matches. Only 6 points divide them from the Foxes.
Head-to- heads Leicester vs Southampton
This season the teams have met already. At the end of August Leicester with the score 2:1 won home match over the rival. In EPL-2017/18 Vardy and the company have won three points in frames of the away match (4:1) and one home match (0:0).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Leicester vs Southampton
Leicester to win – 1.96
Draw – 3.62;
Southampton to win – 4.10
In eight autumn matches Puel’s team has gained three victories and Hughes’ team – only two. We will risk to assume that head-to-head won’t manage to reveal the strongest.