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Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Misfiring Brighton has only themselves to blame recently as the Seagulls continue to fail to find the back of the net despite the number of chances they have created of late. Visiting Leicester City are still reeling after the number of injuries they have suffered of late, but despite the absence of some key personnel, the Foxes travel to the south coast confident that they can deliver by the end of the season.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Wesley Fofana of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)
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Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips

This article covers Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Brighton 31/20

o – Draw 9/4

o – Leicester City 9/5

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

 

Brighton vs Leicester City: Match details

Match: Brighton vs Leicester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: March 6, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, March 6, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: American Express Community Stadium

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at American Express Community Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Brighton 0-1 Leicester City

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On their day, Brighton are capable of finding chances against even the best sides in the Premier League. However, at the moment, Graham Potter’s Seagulls cannot hit the broadside of a barn and any measure of consistency in front of goal goes straight out the window. Leicester City also struggled recently in their 1-1 draw with Burnley as well as their 3-1 loss against Arsenal, but the Foxes certainly have the better balance throughout their team and an ace in the hole in Jamie Vardy. They haven’t been stellar of late, but they should just about get over the line.

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To Win to Nil: Leicester City

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Brighton’s inability to find any form at all in front of goal puts them down as a potential candidate for being shut out for the third time in their last four if they fail to bag a goal against Leicester. On current evidence, that seems a likely scenario, with Leicester having enough quality to be able to see things through.

First Goal: Jamie Vardy

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Things have not gone Jamie Vardy’s way of late, with the England international having found the back of the net just once in his last ten appearances across all competitions for Leicester City. He still sits in the top ten on the goal charts and he is very overdue for a performance in front of goal. Things could well be tight at the Amex on Saturday, but there would be no better time for one of the Premier League’s best strikers to pop up with what he does best.

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Brighton vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Leicester City FC form
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 2:1
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Leeds United - 2:0
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Sheffield United FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 1:0
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Chelsea FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - 0:0
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Everton FC - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
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Leicester City FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:4
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Southampton FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:1
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Leicester City FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 2:1
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Leicester City FC vs West Bromwich Albion - 3:0
Last 5 games for Brighton & Hove Albion FC
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
May 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 2 - 0 Leeds United
April 24, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
April 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
April 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 - 0 Everton FC
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
May 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
May 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 4 Newcastle United FC
April 30, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
April 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 1 Crystal Palace FC
April 22, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Leicester City FC Premier League 20/21 form
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Leicester City FC
35 Matches played 36
8 Matches won 20
432 Goal attempts 444
135 Shots on goal 169
156 Shots off goal 132
208 Corner kicks 199
49% Average ball possession 55%
137 Shots blocked 143
49 Cards given 56
400 Free kicks 490
49 Offsides 69
2 Shots on post 4
8 Shots on bar 6
29 Goals by foot 54
6 Goals by head 7
36 Goals scored 65
41 Goals conceded 44
Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Leicester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Leicester City FC
23 Matches 23
11 Home Matches 12
12 Away Matches 11
18 Total Goals 28
0.78 Average Goals Scored 1.22
5 Wins 12
12 Losses 5
6 Draws 6
Last 5 games & match results between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Leicester City FC
March 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
February 10, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Leicester City FC 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
December 13, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
June 23, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Leicester City FC 0 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion FC
November 23, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 0 - 2 Leicester City FC


 

Brighton vs Leicester City: Match preview

It has gotten to the point where there is not much left to say regarding how Brighton’s season has gone; goals are a guaranteed stock option that they themselves are not interested in investing in. The Seagulls’ misfortunes in front of goal have reached comical levels of late, registering sixty shots in their last three Premier League outings, but only managing a single goal for their efforts.

To make matters worse for Graham Potter, the overall data behind Brighton’s season paints a picture of a side who should be fighting for a top-seven finish. At current, their xG for the season is 41 (7th), a full 15-goals higher than what they have managed to actually produce. In addition, an xGA of 28.7 is the third-lowest in the entire league behind only Manchester City and Chelsea. Lastly, Brighton’s expected points sit at 44.45, 18.45 points higher than their actual haul.

By the data, Brighton is actually a rather decent outfit, but football matches and silverware are not won by just the numbers but they do give a good indication of what you are capable of. No club in the Premier League this season has underperformed on its xG and expected points more than Graham Potter’s men and the quality of Brighton’s strikers have been justifiably called into question.

The main culprit undoubtedly is Neil Maupay, who should be sitting on double-digits for goals and in the top ten on the league scoring chart. But as mentioned previously, the bright side of the discussion is the fact that Graham Potter is performing in his duties. Brighton is only a couple of key additions away – especially a proper leading centre-forward – from genuinely competing for consistent top-half finishes. Given their ability to create, playing spoiler against Leicester at the weekend would not be out of the realm of possibility.

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on October 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

James Maddison has been a huge loss for Leicester City

A superb strike from Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho secured a point for Brendan Rodger’s Leicester City in their midweek clash with Burnley, but it is the type of result that the Foxes cannot rely on if they are to win the race to one of the three remaining Champions League places come the end of the season. Currently sitting third in the table and four points clear of a resurgent Chelsea, Leicester is also knocking on Manchester United’s door for second with just the one point separating them from the Red Devils.

But the fact remains that sides that can guarantee their place in the top four of the Premier League need all the key ingredients on the pitch to push them across the line of the most grueling fixture list in Europe. For Leicester, the absence of James Maddison has hurt them immeasurably, and it has become more clear that his time on the treatment table has led to a direct correlation with Jamie Vardy’s current goal drought.

The England pair both netted in Leicester’s 3-1 win against Liverpool back in February, and it would be two matches later against Aston Villa that Maddison made his last appearance since his unavailability through injury. Coincidentally, the last win the Foxes registered was that win over Villa, and with difficult fixtures on the horizon against both Manchester clubs as well as West Ham, their creative spark is desperately needed once he is fully available.

Goals can come from a myriad of places, whether it be from during the run of play or through set-pieces, but replacing real genuine creativity is incredibly difficult to find when it goes missing. Just ask Arsenal what that felt like before Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Ødegaard popped up post-Christmas. In Maddison, a player that averages 2.25 killer-passes per 90minutes this season (the highest in the squad), they have a real gem and it is that same missing link that is required if Leicester have ambitions to push for the remainder of the season for the heights they are currently aiming to hit.

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: James Maddison of Leicester City goes down injured during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 21, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

 


 

Brighton team news vs Leicester City

Graham Potter remains without a considerable chunk of his first-team squad through injury, with José Izquierdo, Florin Andone, Solly March, Adam Webster, and Tariq Lamptey all still unavailable.

Aaron Connelly is also listed as a doubt coming into the midweek with back spasms and may not be available for selection.

Leicester City team news vs Brighton

Brendan Rodgers must still contend with the injury bug that has hit the King Power Stadium. Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, James Justin, and Harvey Barnes are guaranteed to be unavailable.

Ayoze Pérez, Jonny Evans, and James Maddison are all close to making their returns, but this weekend is likely too soon for the trio.


 

Predicted Brighton line-up vs Leicester City

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Brighton

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Brighton vs Leicester City betting tips & odds FAQs

What time is kick off between Brighton vs Leicester City?
20:00, Saturday 06 March 2021
What is the prediction for Brighton vs Leicester City?
Brighton 0-1 Leicester City
What are the betting odds for Brighton vs Leicester City?
Brighton 31/20, Draw 9/4, Leicester City 9/5