Saturday, May 15, 2021

Kelechi Iheanacho 13/10 to score anytime Southampton in Friday’s Premier League showdown

Competition: Premier League

Market: Kelechi Iheanacho to score anytime

Odds: 13/10 @ 888sport

Inching towards a top-four finish, a high-flying Leicester will travel to an empty St. Mary’s on Friday night when they face off against Southampton.

Starting with the hosts, while Southampton might have managed to mount that shock turnaround against Burnley earlier in the month, it appears that was just a minor bounce for the struggling Saints. Still yet to officially confirm their Premier League status for another season, the South Coast outfit were last seen throwing away the lead in the capital. Eventually hit with a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away at Tottenham, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have lost each of their last three matchups across all formats. Along with watching Leicester end their FA Cup run at Wembley, Southampton also come under real scrutiny for their woeful 3-0 drumming at the hands of relegation scrappers West Brom on April 12th. Suffering a 1-0 loss when they faced off against Leicester earlier in the month, their stunning 9-0 defeat against The Foxes back in 2019 still live firmly in their minds.

As for the visitors, while Southampton might find themselves still in the midst of another struggle, Brendan Rodgers’ side should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Along with managing to book an FA Cup Final meeting against Chelsea for next month, Leicester also landed a turnaround 2-1 win against Crystal Palace earlier in the week. Still boosted by their FA Cup victory against The Saints on April 18th, it is well worth keeping an eye out for the red-hot Kelechi Iheanacho this weekend. Only continuing on what has been a stunning purple patch, the one-time Manchester City striker is certainly in the form of his life. Once again finding the net against Palace on Monday night, Iheanacho has either scored (12) or assisted (two) in eight of his last nine appearances for Leicester across all competitions.

Bet: Kelechi Iheanacho 13/10 to score anytime Southampton in Friday’s Premier League showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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