Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Brighton entered into the match after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United. The 2-0 loss at Old Trafford came about as a result of goals in either half by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic. Leicester City were thrown out of the FA Cup 2017-18 following a 2-1 extra time defeat against Chelsea. Alvaro Morata provided Chelsea with a lead just before half-time, but Jamie Vardy helped Leicester take the game into extra time. Despite home advantage, Chelsea upped the ante in the added time and were able to get a win through Pedro’s goal in the 105th minute.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Leicester are aiming for a double over Brighton after having secured a 2-0 win back in August. However, the Foxes have not been great on the road and have lost four out of the last six away matches. Meanwhile, Brighton have been quite strong at home with three consecutive wins. In fact, Chelsea and Liverpool are the only teams to beat Brighton at home in the last 14 league games. I would go with a draw, as both teams are closely matched.

Jamie Vardy has been in fine form with the striker scoring in seven out of his last 10 appearances in all competitions – including international games. The Brighton outfit are quite strong defensively, but Leicester do excel on the counter-attack thanks to Vardy. I would opt for Vardy to score anytime.

Draw – 9/4

Jamie Vardy to score anytime – 8/5

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

10-03-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

D H

17-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W A

10-03-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

18-03-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

19-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Two back-to-back defeats have taken the wind out of Brighton’s confidence coming into the game. Just prior to the run, Chris Hughton’s men appeared to be on the verge of a top-10 finish. Even now, Brighton are just two points behind the 10th place. Much of the recent form for Brighton has been instigated by the goals from Glen Murray, who has been unable to score in his last two appearances. Even though he was rested for the FA Cup match against Manchester United, it remains to be seen if the 34-year-old can continue his good form.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News

Dale Stephens and Gaetan Bong are rated as doubtful for the match after struggling with a hamstring and thigh injury respectively. Anthony Knockaert is unavailable due to suspension.

Leicester City Preview

Leicester City will not be too disappointed by the FA Cup exit, as the team has the potential to go on a strong run of victories in the next few league encounters. The next four league matches for Claude Puel and his team look winnable, as they are largely against teams in the bottom half of the table. Jamie Vardy remains the major source of goals, but Leicester can also count on Riyad Mahrez. The Algeria international has once again returned to the reckoning and has been crucial over the last couple of matches.

Leicester City Team News

Matthew James (Achilles tendon), Kelechi Iheanacho (hand), and Daniel Amartey (hamstring) are unavailable due to injuries.

Brighton & Hove Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City Sidelined Players

Brighton & Hove Albion
14 Steve Sidwell Injured
8 Jiri Skalak Injured
11 Anthony Knockaert Suspended
Leicester City
18 Daniel Amartey Injured
22 Matthew James Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Mathew Ryan 184 82
21 LB Ezequiel Schelotto 187 79
22 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
5 CD Lewis Dunk 192 88
3 RB Gaetan Bong 183 74
24 CDM Davy Proepper 185 72
7 CDM Beram Kayal 179 73
25 CM Jurgen Locadia 188 83
13 CM Pascal Gross 171 66
19 CM Jose Izquierdo 171 75
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 84
5 CD Wes Morgan 185 93
2 LB Danny Simpson 178 74
15 CD Harry Maguire 188 79
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 76
26 LM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
25 CM Onyinye Ndidi 186 78
11 RM Marc Albrighton 175 67
20 AM Shinji Okazaki 174 76
21 CM Vicente Iborra 190 76
9 CF Jamie Vardy 178 76