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Brighton vs. Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
21 November 2019
Saturday 23 November
Amex Stadium – Premier League
Brighton vs. Leicester City, Betting Tips and Previews
Brighton are looking steady in the Premier League this season, and it will be interesting to see how they fare when new top club Leicester are coming to visit. Graham Potter has made an impressive job so far this season, as he looks to be steering the club in the right direction.
This weekend they are facing a high-flying Leicester squad on an immense form, both home and away, but Brighton will take confidence from the last year’s fixture, when they held the Foxes to a 1-1 draw on the south coast. The reverse fixture at Leicester did end in a 2-1 loss though, as Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy scored the goals to secure no way back for the Seagulls, even if Davy Pröpper pulled one back during the second half.
Glenn Murray was the man who secured one point in the 1-1 draw at the Amex last season and Potter has recently called upon the veteran, claiming he has a role to play in the team. If he is back this weekend remains to be seen, but it’s more likely that the coach wil prefer to stick with Landro Trossard and Aaron Connolly behind Neal Maupay up front. Brighton will have Adam Webster, Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo out injured.
Leicester’s Matty James is still injured, but on the good side, it’s only him out during a very important phase of the season. The new England star James Maddison picked up a nibble during the international break and will be hoping to be ready for this weekend’s fixtures. The attacking midfielder has scored Injuries to key members like him, would definitely be a huge setback for the Foxes, but for now, it looks like he will be back in action against Brighton.
Brighton vs. Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Brighton are 11th in the league and have already created a gap of seven points between them and the relegation zone, but it might be dragged back into the mix if they are to meet to many setbacks over the coming weeks. A tight program before and even tighter during Christmas, might prove to be very important for the Seagulls. Returning from the international break will not be easy, as the surprise package Leicester are coming to town at 2.00 to win away to Brighton.
The home side are 3.75 to secure three points against Brendan Rodgers’ second-placed Foxes and may be backed at 3.55 to hold them to a draw.
There are only eight points separating Leicester from the league leader Liverpool and they are holding their hands tight around the Champions League spot in England at the moment. When some of the giants, like Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal, are underachieving this season, Leicester have been ready to pounce and it’s the games against teams like Brighton that shows they are for real. Jamie Vardy is on 11 goals so far this season and Maddison’s four in the League is as many as Maupay has got as leading goal scorer for the home side.
Leicester are on five consecutive wins, including the Carabao Cup win over Burton, and have only lost to Liverpool and Manchester United this season. Since a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, Leicester have won 11 of their 13 last matches in all competitions. Brighton are only two points off fifth placed Sheffield United and might climb a few places if all goes to plan this weekend. It might be a thriller in the south and will definitely be one to watch.
Leicester to win and teams to score at 3.75
Leicester have been keeping it tight at the back, but they are still a team who are looking to create and outplay their opponents. Away from home they are usually good on the counter attacks and it could be an entertaining high scoring game, as Brighton aren’t looking to back down against Rodger’s men. The Seagulls themselves have scored eight goals in their last three home games and are on the losing side with both teams to score in their last two away fixtures.
Jamie Vardy to score the first goal at 3.80
The English striker can’t stop scoring and has been on the scoresheet in twice already in November – against Arsenal and Crystal Palace. Four out of his 11 goals so far have been the first in the matches a stat only bettered by Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham’s five times.