Brighton v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 27, 2018
AMEX Stadium - Premier League
Brighton welcome Leicester to the south coast this weekend, with both sides still holding aspirations of European qualification.
Leicester won 2-0 when the two sides met earlier this season, with Shinji Okazaki and Harry Maguire on target at the King Power Stadium.
Brighton's last win over the Foxes came back in 2014, when both sides were in the Championship, with two goals from Leonardo Ulloa, who is back at Brighton, on loan from Leicester, sealed a 4-1 win.
Brighton will be without midfielder Anthony Knockaert, who is two games into a three match suspension following his red card against Everton.
Manager Chris Hughton will hand late fitness tests to Gaeten Bong and Dale Stephens, as they return from injuries, Jon Skalak is back in first team training, but is unlikely to be risked. Steve Sidwell and Isiah Brown remain long term absentees.
Riyad Mahrez will be assessed later in the week by Leicester, as he is struggling with a thigh problem, and Daniel Amartey has already been ruled out with a hamstring problem - with Danny Simpson set to continue to deputise.
Brighton v Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Both sides are in a relatively solid run of form ahead of this meeting, although Brighton have lost their last two in league and cup action. Prior to that, the Seagulls are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions - a run stretching back to January 20.
Leicester have lost once in their last seven games, to Manchester City, and the Foxes have lost just once on the road in 2018.
Leicester look in determined mood to clinch the remaining Europe League spot and they will fancy themselves to get a positive result against Brighton.
However, Hughton's side have been resilient this season, particularly at home, and they will put up a real fight. So with that in mind, a draw, at 9/4 , looks to be the best option.
Given Leicester's attacking options, and Brighton proud record of scoring in seven of their last eight home games, a both teams to score bet looks another good shout - at 19/20.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
Brighton will be the happier of the two sides with a point, with Leicester having their eyes set on European football next season, however they may have to look at their other remaining fixtures to collect a few more vital wins before the end of the campaign.
Jamie Vardy to score first at 9/2
Vardy is bang inform at the moment, scoring seven goals in his last nine appearances, and looking a threat in every game he plays. if Mahrez misses out through injury, there will be even more focus on the England international to score a key goal or two.