Brighton vs Leicester
English Premier League
Date: 31st March 2018, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton and Leicester return to Premier League action looking for a win to boost their season ambitions.
The Seagulls lost 2-0 to Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter final, but they can completely put their focus on Premier League with the main main objective is to avoid relegation. The teams sits 12 in the standings and their gap with drop zone is a dangerous 6 points.
However, Brighton must feel positive coming back to the Amex stadium as they were victorious in each of their four games across all competitions. Also, the team that once touted as ultra-defensive started offering a lot more in the offense. This can be found from their last three Premier League home games that ended 2-1 (Arsenal), 3-1 (Swansea) and West Ham (4-1).
One the other hand, Leicester City also crashed out of the FA Cup with the defeat to Chelsea. Coming back to the Premier League, their last game was a 4-1 crushing win over West Brom which helped them end a barren run of five games.
Despite humbling a relegation threatened West Brom, Leicester haven’t done well enough in away games since December. They lost 4 of the previous 5 and conceded at the rate of 2.2 goals per game.
Brighton vs Leicester: Head-to-head
- Leicester won 2-0 when they met Brighton earlier this season.
- The teams share 3 wins and 1 draws from their last 7 meetings in all competitions.
- Six of their last 8 h2h meetings recorded under 2.5 goals.
- As a home team, the Seagulls are unbeaten in the last four with 3 wins and 1 draw.
- Yet, five of Brighton’s last six home games versus Leicester documented both teams scoring.
Brighton vs Leicester: Predictions
Brighton’s home form is bright and they were beaten just once in the last 7 games at the Amex and won the latest three scoring 9 goals in total. Besides their h2h record against the Foxes at home is commendable.
Leicester’s away form is not that great and they were win-less in five with 1 draw and 4 losses before thrashing the relegation threatened West Brom. Yet, their scoring record on the road is positive, having netted in 9 of the last 10 away games.
This is why we expect both teams to find the back of the net here and Brighton the team with best chance to put three points on the board.
Brighton vs Leicester: Bet Tips
We take Brighton to win or draw double chance for 1.53 odds as our top pick to be on the safe side.
Both teams to score for 2.00 odd is a value bet, so do over 2.5 full-time goals priced at 2.30 odd.
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