Leicester v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 26/02/19
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Leicester City v Brighton and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Leicester City v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 26/02/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: King Power Stadium
- Channel: BT Sport 1
Leicester host Brighton on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from a 4-1 hammering against Crystal Palace last time out. That result saw Claude Puel lose his job after going 6 games without a win. The Foxes will be hoping that a change in management can lead to a new lease of life on the pitch.
Brighton have also been on a 6 game winless streak in the top flight picking up just 2 points in their last 6 games. This recent run of form has seen the seagulls start to look over their shoulder at a relegation battle that they really shouldn’t be in. They are now only 3 points above the relegation zone with a game in hand on those around them. Their away form this season doesn’t fill you with confidence going into this game either having only picked up 8 points from a possible 39.
A Brighton win would be huge and they’d probably have liked Claude Puel to stay a little longer after seeing Palace dismantle the Foxes on Saturday. The Seagulls are 18/5 (Betfair) to pick up a vital win on Tuesday whilst the hosts are 28/29 (Unibet).
Ben Chilwell (knock), Marc Albrighton (hamstring), and Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) are unavailable for Leicester.
Jason Steele (wrist), Davy Propper (illness), Solly March (ankle), and Jurgen Locadia (ankle) are now available due to injuries, while Florin Andone is suspended for the match.
Potential Leicester City Starting XI: Schmiechel, Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Magurie, Fuchs, Tielemans, Nidi, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy, Gray
Potential Brighton Starting XI: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Gross, Stephens, Propper, Knockaert, Murray, March
Head To Head
- Of a total of 32 fixtures between the two clubs, the spoils are shared with both sides winning 13 times, along with 6 draws.
Key Stats & Facts
- Leicester have won just 3 of 9 PL matches this season in which they have started favourites.
- The last 5 H2H games have featured 4.8 yellow cards on average and there has been a red card in each of the last two meetings.
- Leicester 31/10
- Draw 33/10
- Brighton 10/11
This game is big for both sides as neither team has managed to find a win in their last 6 outings. Leicester will be looking for a reaction to losing heavily at the weekend and Brighton need the points desperately to avoid dropping into the relegation zone. Both sides have struggled to keep goals out of late and I think that will be the case again come Tuesday, both teams to score has landed in Brighton’s last 5 competitive fixtures and it is 1/1 (Ladbrokes) to happen again.
It’s difficult to separate these teams, Leicester are 17th in the league based on home form whilst Brighton are 17th in the league based on their away form. When two sides are matched and out of form in this way you’d probably side with the draw however, it’s very tricky to rely on Brighton’s defence and it’s becoming increasingly frustrating to rely on Leicester actually playing well of late. My gut feeling is that Leicester will be able to play with more freedom and have the crowd back behind them now that Puel has left. I think I’ll side with the Foxes to grab the 3 points. Leicester to win and both teams to score is 7/2 (Bet365).