Leicester vs Brighton: Preview & Prediction

Sunday 23rd January 2022

Leicester vs Brighton: Preview & Prediction

England Premier League
Sunday 23rd January 2022
Kick off at 2pm GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium

Match Preview:

It is something that is talked about week in and week out with Leicester and that is their lack of consistency this season. If they win one week they lose the next and that is why they won’t be fighting for a top 4 finish this season. Even worse for them is that European football is also not on the cards currently.

Leicester are in 10th place and are 10 points from a European position and in midweek they played Tottenham. In a quite incredible game the Foxes were winning 2-1 in injury time and yet lost 3-2, and one has to wonder how that will affect them coming into this game? The Foxes have also been without forward Jamie Vardy for a few weeks and the veteran won’t be returning until March at the earliest so this isn’t an easy time for Brendan Rodgers side.

At home Leicester have won 50% of their games but have also lost 4 already which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season. However the Foxes have won 3 of their last four home games.

Brighton are one place above the Foxes and have a 4 point advantage. The Seagulls have been in good form with just one defeat in their past 7 games and they will have their eye on 8th place and going past Wolves this weekend. Graham Potter’s side have drawn their last two games and their last match was a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, which just underlines the quality of this team this season. On the road the club are unbeaten in 4 games with their last defeat coming against Aston Villa two months ago but the majority of their results have been dominated by draws with 6 so far from 10 games played.

 

Team News: 

Leicester: Kelechi Iheanacho and Ndidi are on international duty. Ryan Bertrand is out with his knee, Timothy Castagne is not due back until March because of his on going thigh injury. Jonny Evans is out until April with his hamstring. Wesley Fofana could be back in two weeks time after his leg injury has kept him out for the season so far. Jamie Vardy isn’t expected back until March with his hamstring. Ricardo Pereira is out until next month with a leg injury.

Brighton: Yves Bissouma is on international duty. Shane Duffy has an ankle injury and looks to be ruled out here. Lewis Dunk will be assessed as he has recovered from injury but has a lack of match fitness. Adam Lallana is out with a hamstring injury. Jason Steele has a back injury but is 50/50 to return for this game and will be assessed. 

 

Leicester vs Brighton Head to Head:

Last season this fixture finished 3-0 to Leicester but the clubs have met here two more times in cup games since then. Leicester won 1-0 in the FA Cup and this season they drew 2-2 in the EFL Cup though Leicester went through on the penalty shoot out.

The last 3 meetings in a row have seen both teams to score.

Brighton have not won at Leicester in almost 8 years

 

Leicester vs Brighton Prediction:

The worry for Leicester who have had recent positive results against Brighton isn’t just the inconsistency that has dogged the team for much of the season but also the key injuries. Sometimes you can get away with it and the team you have on the day can pull together and get the result but if you keep having some of your most dangerous players out it can count against you. 

Brighton are a quality side and let’s remind ourselves they have only lost one game away from home so far. They are a very good price to win this game and that is partly down to the fact that they draw too many. We expect to see a free flowing game and end to end football but we will back the away side at very good value to get something from this game and keep their European hopes alive.

 

Leicester vs Brighton Betting Tips:

Double chance (Draw or Brighton) at 1.50

Both teams to score at 1.62