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Brighton vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview



Brighton vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Amex Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Brighton and Leicester City, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. 

The Seagulls are eager to secure the Premier League survival, while the Foxes are eyeing a place in the Champions League. 

Brighton do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of Leicester, but given the number of absentees in the away team, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the match.

All Webster, Lamptey, and March remain in the recovery room for the hosts. 

The Foxes, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening to retain their spot in top four. 

Leicester City are eager to return to winning ways, but seeing that the likes of Justin, Evans, Morgan, Barnes, Maddison, Perez, and Praet remain in the recovery room, share of spoils is on the cards.

Brighton vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Brighton Leicester played so far 22 matches.
Brighton won 5 direct matches. Leicester won 11 matches. 6 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.95 goals per Match.

Brighton vs Leicester Prediction

Brighton in actual season average scored 1.06 goals per match. In 12 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (44.44%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Leicester average scored 1.69 goals per match in season 2021. In 17 (77.27%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

There was optimism over the fitness of highly sought-after Tariq Lamptey, who has not played for Brighton in 2021 due to a hamstring problem, but Potter has now conceded that he will not be ready in time for Saturday following a setback.

Adam Webster and Florian Andone are not expected back until next month for the hosts, who could keep a four-at-the-back system with Solly March also occupying a spot in the treatment room.

Alexis Mac Allister was hooked at half time against West Brom and could find his spot under threat from Adam Lallana here, while Welbeck is also holding out for a recall despite his penalty miss at The Hawthorns, and Aaron Connolly has emerged as a doubt with a back problem.

As for the visitors, Wesley Fofana made his return to action off the bench in a huge boost against Burnley, and the former Saint-Etienne man should be recalled to the first XI this week.

Fofana's return would allow Wilfred Ndidi to return to the engine room as Choudhury makes way, but given their numerous injuries, Rodgers is likely to keep changes to a minimum.

Indeed, the Foxes are already without Harvey Barnes and James Justin for the long term, while the quintet of Jonny Evans, Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, James Maddison and Wes Morgan should all return later this month, but not this weekend.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, White, Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, Gross; Jahanbakhsh, Lallana, Trossard; Welbeck

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Amartey, Soyuncu, Fofana; Ndidi; Pereira, Tielemans, Mendy, Castagne; Vardy, Iheanacho