Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Brighton vs Leicester City prediction: Brighton 1-2 Leicester City

Will Leicester’s remarkable start to the season continue?

There is now a sizeable chasm between the Foxes and those outside the top four.

Could Champions League football really be returning to the King Power Stadium this season?

This’ll test them though as, even more so this season, the Amex has become a very difficult place to go.

Who will win on the South Coast?

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City: Who will win?

Brighton, despite being the home side, are big underdogs to win this one at 5/2.

Leicester City meanwhile are, almost, odds on to win this one at 21/20.

A draw is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score is 4/6.

Leicester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 2/1.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Neal Maupay has been in fine form up front for Brighton. The Frenchman is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to add to his tally.

Aaron Connolly will be up top alongside him. He is 7/1 to score first and 11/4 to score anytime.

Jamie Vardy is now the Premier League’s top scorer this season. He is 14/5 to open the scoring and 21/20 to score yet again.

James Maddison was the other scorer a fortnight ago. Now an England international, he is 17/2 to score first and 16/5 to net anytime.

Both Pascal Groß and Maupay to score is 14/1.

Both Shane Duffy and Maupay to score is 22/1.

Both Maddison and Vardy to score is 9/1.

Both Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans to score is 30/1.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City: Match preview

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Brighton are finding some form, particularly at home.

Last time out, they suffered their third-consecutive away defeat, going down 3-1 at Old Trafford.

However, at the Amex, it’s a completely different story.

Tottenham, Everton and Norwich City have all left the Amex empty handed in the last six week.

Now, the Seagulls are aiming for a fourth consecutive top-flight home win for the first time ever.

These victories have seen them climb from just above the relegation zone into the comfort of mid-table obscurity.

This certainly won’t be an easy game for them though.

But, Brighton have only lost one of their last six home league encounters with Leicester.

Can Graham Potter’s side pull off a shock?

Leicester to leave victorious?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Leicester City, they are flying high in the Premier League table.

Going into last weekend, they sat fourth and hosted the side directly below them, Arsenal.

Just after half time, a free-flowing move eventually found Jamie Vardy who swept home the game’s opener.

That was Vardy’s ninth league goal against Arsenal; only three players have more.

Just seven minutes later, Vardy turned provider, teeing up James Maddison who drilled home a second.

2-0 it finished and Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League table.

They are currently just eight points behind Liverpool and above Chelsea and Manchester City who play each other also on Saturday.

So far, everything is going right for Brendan Rodgers’ team.

They have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season (8), having also scored the second-most goals at the other end (29).

After this, they play Everton, Watford, Aston Villa and Norwich before travelling to Manchester City and then hosting Liverpool either side of Christmas.

Can they build up some momentum ahead of those two huge festive clashes?

Brighton & Hove Albion team news vs Leicester City

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Aaron Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Despite defeat at Old Trafford, Graham Potter is unlikely to make too many changes to his XI.

Mat Ryan will continue in goal.

He’s kept the joint-second most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (4) despite having made the joint-second most saves (43).

During the international break, he’s been to Jordan and back, representing Australia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.

In defence, Lewis Dunk is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at Manchester United.

So, with Adam Webster expected to be out, Shane Duffy’s partner was likely to be Leon Balogun.

However, in his pre-match presser Graham Potter confirmed that Webster “has a chance of being fit.” The Brighton boss also confirmed that Webster had trained on Thursday.

Dan Burn is the tallest outfield-player in the Premier League at 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) but will continue at left-back with Bernardo injured.

Martín Montoya will keep his place over Ezequiel Schelotto at right-back.

In midfield, Davy Pröpper and Dale Stephens will continue as the deeper duo in this 4-2-2-2 formation.

Ahead of them it’s likely to be Leandro Trossard and, now Colombian international, Steven Alzate once again.

Potter also confirmed that Trossard missed some international fixtures due to a precaution on an ankle injury.

Pascal Groß, Solly March, Aaron Mooy and Tudor Băluță would thereby miss out.

José Izquierdo is still out with a knee injury.

Up front, Aaron Connolly missed the Republic of Ireland’s Euro qualifier with Denmark on Monday night.

And, Connolly has been ruled out of this match by Potter, due to a groin problem. The Republic of Ireland striker is expected to return for Brighton’s next match.

As a result, 36 year old Glenn Murray could now well start this one.

Can this side defeat the Premier League’s in-form team?

Leicester City team news vs Brighton & Hove Albion

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Çağlar Söyüncü of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

As for Leicester, given their recent form, there is no reason for Brendan Rodgers to make any changes to their XI.

Kasper Schmeichel will be in goal after helping Denmark secure their place at Euro 2020 which they will part-host.

His tally of five Premier League clean sheets this season is the joint-most in the division.

In defence, Çağlar Söyüncü and Jonny Evans have formed a very solid partnership at the back.

Söyüncü ranks fifth for clearances this season (66) while right-back Ricardo Pereira can boast the second most tackle (54).

The only man ahead of him on that list is Wilfred Ndidi.

The Nigerian has been one of their key performances so far in the holding midfield position.

This is because he allows those ahead of him to flourish.

Youri Tielemans has played nine through-balls this season, James Maddison has ten; only one player has more.

Also, Maddison has scored three goals from outside the box this season already, more than any other player.

Out-wide, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Pérez will start with Dennis Praet and Demarai Gray the men to miss out again.

Up front, as always, will be the league’s top goalscorer.

Jamie Vardy has scored in his last four Premier League matches, netting six goals in total. He last scored in more consecutive fixtures in his record run of 11 between August and November 2015.

Will Vardy fire the Foxes to yet another victory?

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Leicester City

(Following further injury news on Thursday, replace Aaron Connolly with Glenn Murray.)

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Brighton & Hove Albion line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City team vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Leicester City team vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Predicted Leicester City team vs Brighton & Hove Albion.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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