Brentford vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Brentford vs Leicester
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:45 UK/ 13:45 CET
Venue: Griffin Park (London).

Brentford are obvioulsy one of the best teams in the Championship, but considering that they are locking horns with a top-three prospect from the Premier League, chances for a win are practically none.

Brentford vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last these two met each other on the pitch was in 1993.
  • Since 1936, the teams have contested a total of 27 fixtures, with Leicester remaining unbeaten in 21 of them.
  • Brentford last won against this opponent in 1953.
  • Brentford are yet to record a win in the FA Cup against the Foxes.

Brentford vs Leicester Match Preview

Now more than ever Leicester are desperate for a win. Their inspiring run for the league title looks in disarray, and frankly seem to have lost the aura of invincibility that surrounded them.

With the season about to enter its final stretch soon, the Foxes need to sort stuff as quickly as possible, and get back to winning ways. 

The title seems out of grasp now, but the spot of runners-up is still up for grabs, which would be a prize in itself, considering the scary form Liverpool have been in this campaign.

Brentford vs Leicester Prediction

Brentford were at home the previous round, and had taken on Stoke. The low goal-scoring game saw the hosts win with a scoreline of 1-0.

Meanwhile, Leicester too were at home, and registered a narrow 2-0 victory against Wigan. Both goals had come in the first half.

Speaking about the result of the upcoming game, Leicester easily take the cake.

First of all, they are a team from the PL, the top flight in England, while counterparts Brentford ply their trade in the lower division – the Championship.

On top of that, Leicester are not just any team in the Premier League, but were champions three seasons back, and even this year, they are in contention for a podium finish.

In addition, the Foxes have met with some setbacks recently, and have seen their second spot in the table taken by Manchester City.

Suffice it to say that Leicester are hurt, and are looking for inspiration. They need this win somehow, to once again make the players believe, and to calm down fans. By all means the Foxes will go after Brentford, in spite of their status as a team from a lower division.

Moreover, Leicester have not lost against this opponent since 1953, and since 1936, they have lost a total of just six h2h fixtures.

Considering all these observations, it’s deduced that Leicester are favorites to record a comfortable win this weekend.

Brentford vs Leicester Betting Tips

  • Leicester to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Leicester to Score in First Half @ 1.80 (4/5).