Betting Tips for Today: Tight game in prospect as Leicester City host Southampton

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The defences look set to dominate at the King Power Stadium and our tipster believes there's value in a goals-based play on Saturday afternoon

Despite sitting seventh in the Premier League and boasting recent wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, Claude Puel is at the head of the sack race market.

Underwhelming cup performances, especially a 2-1 defeat to Newport County last time out, certainly haven't helped the situation. Leicester City are 19/20 (1.95) favourites to beat Southampton this weekend though, having won three of their previous four league outings.

Puel's former club Southampton have seen some improvement under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl and recorded a 0-0 draw against Chelsea in their last game – their first clean sheet in 10 Premier League matches. That could certainly encourage Leicester backers given their impressive results in this competition over the festive period.

Claude Puel

It's 3/1 (4.0) with 888Sport that the Saints leave the King Power Stadium with maximum points and 5/2 (3.50) about another stalemate. The visitors still have plenty of work to do, sitting as they do inside the relegation zone coming into the weekend.

There's a better option available outside of the match odds though, with under 2.5 goals at 10/13 (1.77) with the same firm.

Opposing a high-scoring game is usually the way forward with Leicester under Puel of late. The defence-first approach employed by the Frenchman has seen just three or more goals land in just one of their previous 12 Premier League matches.

Leicester v Southampton Betting Preview

The Foxes now boast the best backline outside the top four (23 goals in 21 games) and Southampton only average a goal a game so far this term.

"No" on Both teams to score could be another interesting selection at a bigger price of 10/11 (1.91) given that it's paid out in just one of the last six league games involving Leicester.

Despite the hosts' impressive defensive showings, they now rank 11th in the top-flight in terms of goals scored and those kind of statistics make 10/13 (1.77) about another low-scoring game appeal here.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Under 2.5 goals at 10/13 (1.77) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport

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