Leicester and Southampton will both be working extremely hard to get out of the Championship and into the Premier League.
Leicester are under a lot of pressure at the moment because they have not been playing well at home. They were tipped to be one of the teams challenging for automatic promotion by the end of the season. Although there are still a lot of games to go into the Premier League, there are now doubts over whether they can last the pace. Leicester are 7/5 to win.
Southampton will be on a high at the moment following their promotion to the Championship from League One. The Saints are a massive club and will want their place back in the Premier League which they held so regularly a few years back. If this is going to happen then they will need to win matches like this. Southampton are 85/40.
Leicester play much better when they get the ball down and retain possession. They look vulnerable when they invite opposition teams onto them at home which exposes the defence. Leicester need to keep the pace up which should create spaces in the Southampton defence which they can exploit. Leicester to win the match 2-1 is a best price of 9/1.
Southampton will have aspirations of their own when it comes to winning this match. They know that a decent performance will allow them to push on and a couple of goals would give everyone around the team confidence. They need to be deadly with their counter attacks to make it to the Premier League, because they may not be able to score goals any other way. A 2-0 win for the visitors is 16/1.
David Nugent is a good player to back to score the first goal of the game for the home side. The former Portsmouth man has already scored this season for his team and will be high on confidence. He is no stranger to playing against big teams in the Premier League, like the Saints and is good value at 6s to score first.
Rickie Lambert is a good player to back to score first for the Saints. Lambert has the skill, size and power to be a real problem for the Leicester defence. He also takes a lot of the set pieces for Southampton which means he will naturally have a greater number of chances to score than other players in the Premier League. He is 7s to score before any other player.