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Leicester vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

 

Leicester vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

Leicester vs Brighton
England FA Cup
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium.

Leicester City play host to Brighton at their King Power Stadium in the FA Cup last 16. 

The Foxes head into the match following a goalless draw with Wolves, with the team eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet of the process. 

Castagne, Fofana, Morgan, and Praet are all sidelined with injuries, while Nigeria midfielder Ndidi is unlikely to be risked. The Seagulls, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late.

Brighton are undefeated in the previous six games in all competitions, and we predict that they are going to hold Leicester to a draw. 

Andone, Lamptey, March, and Jahanbakhsh remain sidelined with injuries, while Propper and Steele are both rated doubtful. 

It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Brighton’s previous six league fixtures.

Leicester vs Brighton Head-to-head

Teams Leicester Brighton played so far 21 matches.
Leicester won 10 direct matches. Brighton won 5 matches. 6 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.

Leicester vs Brighton Prediction

Leicester in actual season average scored 1.80 goals per match. In 14 (87.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Brighton average scored 1.17 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Vardy was given a 30-minute run-out against Wolves at the weekend, but with Liverpool lying in wait for the Foxes on February 13, it would be a surprise to see the 34-year-old risked in this game.

Rodgers is hopeful of having Wilfred Ndidi back in the fold for this game, but Timothy Castagne, Dennis Praet and Wesley Fofana all remain out.

Multiple changes from the Wolves stalemate could start with Danny Ward replacing Kasper Schmeichel in goal, while Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton and Luke Thomas will all be hopeful of featuring from the first whistle.

Brighton defender Adam Webster was taken off with an ankle injury against Burnley, although Potter has described the initial signs as "encouraging" so he could have a chance of returning quickly.

Davy Propper and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are thought to have slim chances of coming back for this one too, but the likes of Solly March, Tariq Lamptey and Jason Steele are longer-term absentees.

Steele's absence should see Christian Walton handed an opportunity in between the sticks, while Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate - the latter of whom was dropped for the Burnley trip after his winner at Anfield - may all earn starts too.

Should Webster miss out and Dan Burn move into Potter's back three, there could be a debut on the left-hand side for 19-year-old Michal Karbownik.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Ward; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Mendy; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Walton; White, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, Alzate, Bissouma, Karbownik; Lallana, Trossard; Welbeck


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