Leicester City vs Brighton: Preview and Predictions

Leicester City vs Brighton English Premier League Match Preview 19th August 2017

Leicester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion
2017/18 English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).

The Foxes will look to up the ante after the 4-3 defeat against Arsenal in last week’s Premier League opener. Despite the defeat, there is plenty of positive to look forward to. The team replicated their league winning antics of the 2015/16 season. And most importantly Vardy looked in fine touch and will be confident after bagging two goals against the Gunners.

On the other hand, Brighton had a difficult fixture against the richest side in the Premier League side. Chris Hughton went far too conservative in his approach and paid the price in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. The team had only 21% of the total ball possession. They could open up a bit more in the visit to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City vs Brighton: Head-to-head

Brighton are unbeaten in the last three meetings with Leicester with 2 wins and a draw.

The last meeting between the two sides was at the King Power Stadium on April 2014. Brighton won 4-1 to complete a double over Leicester in the 2013/14 Championship season.

The win is also their first away visit at Leicester City after 4 win-less attempts, 2 draws and 2 losses. Also, Brighton failed to score in all the four previous away games at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City vs Brighton: Prediction

Teams could play with much more freedom than in their opening day. Anyhow, Leicester is the team to back here. Under Craig Shakesphere, the Foxes finished last season with 5 wins and a draw from 7 matches. They average 2.5 goals in the process. With Vardy and co in fine form, Brighton must wait a bit longer for their first Premier League win in 25 years.

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Leicester City vs Brighton: Bet Tips

Leicester City to win for 1.75 @ bet365 is a banker bet.

Over 1.5 goals in the second half for 2.12 odds with Unibet looks like a value bet for this Premier League fixture.

Any-time goal-scorer: Jamie Vardy for 2.10 odds at Bet365.

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