2019-20 Premier League – Leicester vs Brighton Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Leicester vs Brighton kick off? Tuesday 23rd June, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester vs Brighton being played? King Power Stadium, Leicester

Where can I get tickets for Leicester vs Brighton? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Leicester vs Brighton on in the UK? Sky Sports

Where can I stream Leicester vs Brighton in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

LEICESTER

  • Leicester looked to have stolen the points at Watford on Saturday lunchtime, but they were thwarted by an even later goal so they had to make do with a solitary point as they push on in their quest to secure a top four spot.
  • Brendan Rodgers fielded what is arguably his strongest line-up with the exception of the injured Ricardo Pereira but he may consider a couple of rotations for this game to freshen the side up.
  • Choudhury and Gray both have a good chance to come into the midfield while there is an outside chance that Vardy is rested with Iheanacho being given a start, while Praet should be available to sit on the bench after a knock.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Ndidi; Albrighton, Choudhury, Maddison, Gray; Vardy

Unavailable: Amartey (Injured), Ricardo Pereira (Injured)

Doubtful: Praet (Injured)

BRIGHTON

  • Brighton fought back from behind to pull off a stunning 2-1 win against Arsenal on Saturday and give themselves a major boost in their attempts to avoid relegation with the gap now five points.
  • Neal Maupay was one of the key men in the fightback and he did not let the potentially serious injury he inflicted on Bernd Leno affect his performance as he scored the 95th-minute winner.
  • Graham Potter will assess the fitness of his players coming into this match but there is a chance he will make numerous changes with the most likely adjustments coming in midfield and attack.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, McAllister, Stephens; March, Murray, Connolly

Unavailable: Izquierdo (Injured)

Doubtful: Alzate (Injured)

KEY STATS

  • Leicester are unbeaten in their last 5 matches against Brighton in all competitions
  • Leicester have scored 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Brighton in all competitions
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Leicester's last 6 home league games
  • Leicester have kept only two clean sheets in their last nine league matches
  • Jamie Vardy has scored in each of Leicester’s last 4 Premier League matches against Brighton
  • Brighton have lost only 1 of their last 6 league matches
  • Brighton have drawn their last 3 away league matches
  • Brighton have won only 1 of their last 14 away league matches
  • Brighton have been drawing at both half-time and full-time in their last 2 away league matches
  • Brighton have kept only 2 clean sheets in their last 19 league matches

THE PREDICTION

Brighton are coming off a fabulous win over Arsenal which has given them some much-needed breathing space over their relegation rivals. That win could turn out to be pivotal especially ahead of this game where they face a tough trip to Leicester and their away form has been particularly poor. The hosts were a long way from their best themselves against Watford but they should benefit from that game. Much will depend on how the two teams line up so it is definitely worth checking confirmed line-ups here but Brighton may decide to rotate more than the Foxes. Brendan Rodgers’ men are favoured but do not rule out Brighton from causing them problems and getting on the scoresheet themselves.

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