Leicester City vs Brighton Predictions and Betting: Leicester City will be eyeing to cement their spot in the top 4 as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, 13 December. The Foxes have the home advantage on their side as the match will be played at the King Stadium, the home of Leicester City F.C.
Leicester City will miss the Portuguese defender Ricardo Periera at home against Brighton as he is out for two weeks due to a groin injury. Brendan Rodgers’ men will be aiming for their third home win of the season.
Brighton & Hove Albion are currently at the 16th spot with 2 wins, 4 losses, and 5 draws. The Seagulls’ performance in their last away game against Aston Villa is surely making their fans optimistic. However, dominating the Foxes at their home is not going to be easy. Brighton are expecting attacker Neal Maupay to be fit for the Sunday clash.
Leicester City vs Brighton: Recent Form
Leicester City were back on track after a shocking 2-1 defeat to Fulham. Jamie Vardy’s late goal helped the Foxes beat Sheffield United with a 2-1 margin in the last game. Overall, the Foxes have looked in good touch in the recent matches both in Premier League and Europa League.
The 2-1 win over Aston Villa in an away game was the best performance for Brighton & Hove Albion in November. They managed to end the next game against Liverpool in a 1-1 draw. The Premier League 2020/21 has not been very good for the Seagulls so far. They will be facing Leicester City after facing a 2-1 loss to Southampton.
The stats in the current Premier League season are looking quite good for the Foxes. Leicester City have scored 21 goals and conceded only 15 in 11 games. Brighton, on the other hand, have managed to score 15 times and conceded 18 goals.
It seems that the Seagulls have failed to capitalize on the big chances as they have maintained a ball possession percentage of 52.55%. Leicester City’s ball possession percentage stands at 53.09%.
Leicester City have 3 wins out of their last 6 home matches at an average of 1.50 goals per game. Brighton & Hove Albion are having a decent away record with 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 6 away games, maintaining an average of 1.83 goals per game.
Leicester City vs Brighton: H2H
Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion played each other for the first time on 10 Jan 1931 in FA Cup. Brighton defeated Leicester City with a score of 2-1 in that match. Overall, both teams met each other 35 times. Leicester City won 15 games, while Brighton won 13 of them. 7 matches ended in a draw.
If we consider the recent 6 meetings, Leicester City looks very dominating with 4 wins. Brighton could not win a single match as the rest of the 2 games ended in a draw. The last match between the two teams ended in a goalless draw in the last season of the Premier League.
Leicester City vs Brighton: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
Leicester City are expected to go with their regular strong formation of 3-4-2-1 against the visitors. Brighton may also try to counter-attack the hosts with their usual format of 3-4-2-1.
The star player Jamie Vardy leads the Leicester City forward attack. He has played amazingly well this season with 9 goals and 2 assists at a scoring frequency of 92 min. He has also attained 78% dribbling success.
Neal Maupay is the leader of the Brighton forward attack. He has scored 4 goals for his side in the current season with a passing accuracy of 82%. However, Maupay missed out on the last game and is expected to return in the match against the Foxes. Aaron Connolly is another crucial striker for the Seagulls. Connolly has 1 goal and 1 assist to his name as of now.
Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans are the key players for Leicester City in the midfield. Barnes has scored 3 goals at an average of 1.9 shots per game. Tielemans has also scored thrice with 84% passing accuracy and 82% success in dribbles.
Brighton & Hove Albion rely on players like Pascal Grob and Solly March in the midfield. Grob has scored 2 goals and maintained a good passing accuracy of 84%. March has 2 goals to his name and he managed to win 60% of ground duels so far.
The defense department looks good for Leicester City with the likes of Wesley Fofana and Christian Fuchs.
Fofana had 2 clean sheets this season with an average of 2.9 interceptions per game. Fuchs’ tackling average stands at 2.1 per game. He won 63% of aerial duels.
Brighton will need a more promising effort from the defenders in the game against Leicester City. The key defenders are Tariq Lamptey and Joel Veltman. Lamptey had 1 clean sheet with 1.9 interceptions per game.
Veltman has maintained a tackling average of 2.0 per game, winning 72% of ground duels.
Leicester City vs Brighton: Predicted Winner
The team balance of Leicester City seems too much for Brighton & Hove Albion. However, there is still a chance for Brighton to give a scare to the hosts. Their defenders should pull their socks to restrict Jamie Vardy. Fans are expecting the Sunday clash to be exciting with many surprises.
All the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting an easy home win for Leicester City. As per Fctables, there is a 47% chance for Leicester City’s win, while Brighton & Hove Albion’s chances stand at 24%. Their predictor is suggesting a 28% chance of a draw game.
As per the odds via Bettingexpert.com, the betting odds are 2.10 in favor of Leicester City and 3.95 for Brighton. The odds for a draw are 3.50.
SofaScore is another trusted platform for betting tips. As per them, the betting odds are 2.00 for Leicester City’s win, 3.75 for Brighton’s win, and 3.40 for a draw.