Leicester vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

Leicester vs Brighton
England FA Cup
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium.

Leicester and Brighton are set to take on each other in the battle for the spot in the FA Cup quarter-final on Wednesday evening at King Power Stadium.

The bookies see the hosts as favourites. The look at the Premier League standings could provide a genuine reasoning. Nonetheless, Brighton will be anything but a naive opposition for the Foxes here.

The Seagulls have been enjoying a superb spell of form despite a challenging schedule recently.

Graham Potter’s men have tightened things up defensively and are actually one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League if we only look the last five rounds.

Brighton shipped only two goals in the last six league outings and they have played the likes of Manchester City, Leeds, Tottenham, and Liverpool in the process. They will travel to King Power Stadium off the back of a 1-1 draw to Burnley on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor.

Leicester vs Brighton Head-to-head

  • Leicester City won three and drew one of the last four meetings with the Seagulls.
  • The streak includes this season’s 3-0 victory for the Foxes two months ago at King Power Stadium.
  • None of the last three head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends.

Leicester vs Brighton Prediction

The Foxes failed to break the deadlock in the weekend’s goalless draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. They have kept back-to-back Premier League clean sheets and they will clearly be a tough nut to crack for the uninspiring attacking line of Brighton’s here as well.

We doubt Jamie Vardy will be rushed back into the starting line-up as he only came on from the bench in the mentioned draw with Wolves on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers might give rest to one of his key midfielders (Maddison, Barnes, or Tielemans) ahead of an important league fixture against Liverpool next weekend.

This is why we would go away from the home win pick here. Instead, we will back Brighton not to lose at the 1.83 odds and the Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.85.

Leicester vs Brighton Betting Tips

  • Brighton to win or draw @ 1.83
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85