Brighton vs Leicester: Preview and Prediction

Sunday 19th September 2021

Brighton vs Leicester: Preview and Prediction

England Premier League
Sunday 19th September 2021
Kick off at 2pm BST
Venue: Amex Stadium

Match Preview:

Graham Potter will be delighted with his sides start to the season where he has seen Brighton win 3 of their first four games. The club are in 6th place with 9 points and are just 1 point from the top, with only goal difference being a deciding factor.

Nevertheless Brighton will understand that they will drop down the table at various moments during the season but having a great start in the league usually means no relegation worries later on. Brighton have only lost once and that was against Everton, last weekend the club beat Brentford away from home. There is a chance, in theory Brighton could go top of the league by the end of the weekend with victory here though more realistically they will push up to 5th or even 4th.

Leicester have won 2 but also lost 2, though there have been hints at the football that has made the club so solid in the league over the past two seasons especially. Facing Manchester City last weekend was never going to be easy even if the Foxes have had some very good results against them in the past year- and so it proved to be. The champions won, though it was only 1-0 but City had a plethora of chances on goal.

Brendan Rodgers side haven’t been able to get going properly this season but there is a feeling that they can go on a good run soon with the players they have. Leicester’s last away game ended in victory as they beat Norwich 2-1. A win here would see the Foxes join Brighton on the same points and they would feel right back in the mix as they are currently in 9th place.

 

Team News:

Brighton: Aaron Connolly has a good chance to return but will be assessed after his glute problems. Pascal Groß has some fitness issues and could miss out until the end of the month. Adam Webster is out until October with his hamstring.

Leicester: Jonny Evans is a major doubt with his on going foot injury. Justin James and Wesley Fofana are out long term. 

 

Brighton vs Leicester Head to Head:

Last season Leicester won this meeting 2-1.

It’s been 10 games since Brighton have beaten Leicester and the last time they beat them at home was back in 2013 in a 3-1 win.

There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.

There is a 35% chance to see the correct score finish as 1-0.

 

Brighton vs Leicester Prediction

Can Brighton continue their bright start to the season or will the Foxes come out all teeth gnarling? Leicester seem to be finding their way as a unit week by week and they will not be phased knowing this is an away game. 

Though the Foxes were involved in a hectic Europa League game in midweek which seen them draw 2-2 with Napoli. There was some trouble after the game with rival fans and the game looked to have taken a lot out of the players, meanwhile Brighton rested and have home advantage.

This is a game where more of the quality in attack lies with Leicester but we expect Brighton to get the better start and it will be important for them to get the first goal. If they can do this then they have a great chance at getting the points. It’s not been an easy week for Leicester and this certainly will not be an easy game so we will back the home team to get the win but cover the draw on the refund for extra security.

 

Brighton vs Leicester Betting Tips:

Asian handicap (0.0 Brighton) at 1.90

Anytime goalscorer: Neal Maupay at 3.00