Leicester City play host to Brighton at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Foxes enjoyed a fine season so far, with a top four place in the Premier League looking almost certain.
Leicester Form & News
Leicester City currently sit third in the English Premier League. Brendan Rodgers’ team are enjoying a fantastic campaign and will want to end it off in style.
The Foxes defeated Birmingham City 1-0 at home to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Their last fixture before the lockdown break was a brilliant 4-0 home success against Aston Villa in the Premier League.
City resumed their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Watford. They enjoyed 68% of the possession and 15-8 shots. Ben Chilwell’s cracker of a goal in the 90th minute looked to have sealed the points, but Watford showed character to draw level in added time.
Ricardo Pereira is out until October with James Justin to continue at right-back. Midfielder Dennis Praet has a tight calf and is doubtful.
Winger Demarai Gray got an assist off the bench in Watford and could Harvey Barnes in the starting side.
Brighton Form & News
Brighton & Hove Albion are five points clear of the drop zone. Graham Potter’s charges had failed to win in 10 previous games before the lockdown break, with four of the last five fixtures ending in draws.
The Seagulls returned to action with an important 2-1 home victory over Arsenal. Brighton went a goal down in the 68th minute, but hit back with goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay.
Attacking midfielder José Izquierdo hasn’t played all season. Striker Steven Alzate is doubtful but unlikely to displace Maupay up front.
Leicester vs Brighton Head to Head
Leicester and Brighton are locked on nine victories each, with five draws. The Foxes have won four of the last five meetings, though, including a 2-0 success over Brighton in November 2019.
Leicester vs Brighton Odds
Leicester are 1.70 favourites,
with Brighton available at 5.50. A draw pays 3.80.
Leicester vs Brighton Match Up
Leicester City have been far better than Brighton this campaign. The Foxes have a hold over this encounter, winning four of their last five clashes 2-0, 2-0, 2-1 and 2-0.
Leicester vs Brighton Stats
- Leicester have won to nil in their last 2 home matches (all competitions).
- Leicester have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Brighton (English Premier League).
- Brighton have lost 3 of their last 6 away matches (English Premier League).