Football Predictions

Brighton vs Leicester City, predictions & possible XIs

By Mohamed Moallim

Brighton vs Leicester: team news and all the stuff you need to know

Published: 17:16, 20 November 2019

Leicester City are looking to make it five consecutive Premier League wins this Saturday when they visit Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brendan Rodgers’ side find themselves second in the table and eight points behind leaders Liverpool following another impressive win last time out, this time against Arsenal.

Brighton, who are enjoying life under Graham Potter, are looking to return to winning ways after a 3-1 loss at Manchester United before the international break.

Read on for predictions, key players, TV info and team news as Brighton and Leicester City face off on Saturday in the Premier League.

When is Brighton vs Leicester City and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Falmer Stadium

Date: Saturday, 23 August 2019

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: Brighton vs Leicester City

26 Feb 2019: Leicester City 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (Premier League)

24 Nov 2018: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Leicester City (Premier League)

31 Mar 2018: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Leicester City (Premier League)

19 Aug 2017: Leicester City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (Premier League)

08 Apr 2014: Leicester City 1-4 Brighton & Hove Albion (Championship)

Aggregate Score: Brighton (LDLLW) 6-8 Leicester City (WDWWL)

Ones to watch

Brighton: Pascal Gross

Pascal Gross started on the bench last time out at Old Trafford before coming on to create Brighton’s equaliser. He should be on the pitch from the off this weekend. With him the Seagulls feel like a different team, especially through his set-piece deliveries.

Key stat: Pascal Gross has created 12 chances from set plays this season which is only bettered by six players in the league.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is unquestionably playing at the top of his game right now. By reducing his overall workload in terms of defensive duties, Brendan Rodgers is getting the very best out of his leading marksman. He’s scored in each of his last four league outings and will fancy his chances of making five on the bounce.

Key stat: No one has scored more Premier League goals (11) than Jamie Vardy this season.

Team news

Brighton

Lewis Dunk misses out this weekend after picking up his fifth yellow card in Brighton’s 3-1 defeat at Man Utd before the international break. Leandro Trossard and Aaron Connolly are both doubts but should feature on Saturday.

Predicted XI: Ryan; Montoya, Balogun, Duffy, Burn; Gross, Propper, Stephens, Trossard; Connolly, Maupay.

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Leicester City

Leicester are sweating on the fitness of central defender Jonny Evans who should pass a late fitness test. Elsewhere there shouldn’t be too many changes from Brendan Rodgers’ now seemingly settled first choice lineup.

Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.

Squawka prediction

Leicester are riding on the crest of a wave with only Chelsea (15) and Liverpool (13) having collected more points across the last five Premier League match days. Brighton are a much better team at home than on the road and should provide the Foxes with a stern examination but expect them to pass it.

Scoreline prediction: Brighton 1-2 Leicester City