Brighton v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 20, 2018
Amex Stadium - Premier League
Leicester take another step along the road to recovery as they travel to the south coast to take on Brighton this weekend. The Seagulls faltered just before the international break after a great run, but can join the 10th-placed Foxes on 17 points with a win.
Leicester won both meetings between the teams last season by two goals to nil. They scored in the first minute of the first game at the King Power, but had to wait until the 83rd to make the breakthrough in the return. Before last term, the teams hadn’t met since the 2013/14 Championship campaign, when Brighton did the double over the Foxes.
Dale Stephens is banned for the hosts after racking up five yellow cards, while Davy Propper, David Button and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are all injury doubts. Pascal Gross could make his much anticipated return though, which would be a major boost for Chris Hughton’s attacking options.
If Gross plays then he’ll look to take advantage of Harry Maguire’s absence, as the English defender misses out with a knee injury. James Maddison is also a doubt with a knee problem, while Daniel Amartey is undergoing rehab after surgery on his ankle.
Brighton v Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Getting away for a week or so may turn out to be a positive thing for Leicester’s players, whether that’s been for a holiday or international duty. The club’s still coming to terms with the loss of their owner, and Brighton are the next opponents for Claude Puel’s side.
The Seagulls have lost their last two matches, away at Cardiff and Everton. Before that though, Hughton saw his team win three on the spin, all by a goal to nil. Although Glenn Murray is in excellent form, Brighton aren’t blessed with many goalscorers, so this game could be another tight affair.
The hosts are 2/1 for the win, while Leicester are 13/8. The Foxes won their last away game at Cardiff, with Demarai Gray scoring an emotional winner, but they couldn’t make the breakthrough in their game before the break, drawing 0-0 at home to Burnley on a difficult day.
A temporary change of scenery may lift the mood a little among Leicester’s players, which could help them pick up another valuable win as they look to move up the table. A draw wouldn’t be a disaster for either side, and that’s available at 9/4.
Brighton to win 1-0 at 15/2
Brighton won three in a row by this scoreline before losing their last two - those defeats were both away from home though.
Both teams not to score at 20/21
This game doesn’t look as though it’s going to explode with goals, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if at least one team failed to score.