Premier League In Focus – Brighton vs Leicester Preview

When? Saturday 31st March, 15:00 (UK)

Where? The AMEX Stadium

What channel is it on? Brighton vs Leicester will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Brighton – SOLD OUT

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Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Brighton W2, Leicester W1, D2
Premier League meetings: Leicester W1
All-time meetings: Brighton W13, Leicester W12, D5

BRIGHTON

Predicted line-up: Ryan; Schelotto, Dunk, Duffy, Bong; March, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray

Unavailable: Sidwell (Injured), Brown (Injured), Knockaert (Suspended)

Doubtful: Stephens (Injured), Skalak (Injured), Bong (Injured)

LEICESTER

Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Chilwell; Mahrez, Ndidi, Iborra, Albrighton; Okazaki; Vardy

Unavailable: Amartey (Injured)

Doubtful: Iheanacho (Injured)

PREDICTION
Brighton’s last Premier League outing may well have ended in defeat away at Everton, but three wins from their last four prior to their trip to Merseyside has set them in good stead as they continue their battle to beat the drop. With the current points tally that they have amassed it could well be just a couple more wins that secures a second successive top-flight campaign come August and they will look for the first of those when they play host to Leicester this Saturday.

Claude Puel’s men will be eyeing up seventh place at the end of the season and a possible Europa League place next season as a reward. If that is to be the case, then they are going to have to leapfrog Burnley who are currently three points clear of the Foxes. The East Midlands outfit are unbeaten in their last three outings and can certainly hold their own away from home, with that in mind they will be confident of picking up a win on the South Coast this weekend.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Brighton’s last win over Leicester came back when the two sides were both members of the EFL Championship. Not since December 2013 have the Seagulls got the better of the Foxes on their own turf and they did so thanks to a 3-1 win at The AMEX. A brace from now Burnley forward Ashley Barnes helped Brighton on their way as he scored the opening and closing goals of the evening to give the East Sussex outfit all three points.