Brighton v Leicester predictions: Foxes can defend themselves | Sports News

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James Maddison could give Brighton some problems

Alex Morton

Free football tips, best bets and analysis for Brighton v Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday

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Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League, 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Best bet

To draw
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Team News

Jeremy Sarmiento is fit again but Adam Lallana and Jakub Moder remain absent.

Ryan Bertrand is absent. New centre-back Wout Faes is expected to be involved.


It took just five matches for a debate to begin over whether or not Leicester are too good to fall – more pressing, are they too good to lose at Brighton, and the answer is very clearly no.

Leicester were shocked with a point from a possible 15 and Brendan Rodgers takes inspiration from Scott Parker’s book when he criticizes his board’s transfer policy – and we know how it went for the former boss. Bournemouth.

To be fair to Rodgers, his toy-throwing rant was slightly more measured, slightly more grateful to his employers than Parker’s, though you can understand his anger.

As Premier League clubs break banks to bring in new players, the Foxes have been left behind. Wout Faes, a Belgian centre-back from Reims, is the only new face, likely a straight swap for Wesley Fofana as Rodgers refuses to trust Caglar Soyuncu any more.

Faes, incidentally, has been playing his football lately as part of a three-way comeback at Reims, and hasn’t been involved in a clean sheet in any of his last 11 matches. Do whatever you want with it.

Back to the original point, Leicester are clearly not too good at losing to Brighton, who are doing well this season.

As always with Brighton, a side struggling to score goals, the question for them is: are they good value for money? And again, the answer is probably no.

So the draw, the result of their last two meetings – one in the league, the other in the Coupe de la Ligue – is recommended.

These teams entered the weekend at roughly the length of the Premier League, but they have the same number of goals scored – six. Two from Brighton came from the place.

Albion’s big strength has been their defence, which is remarkable considering Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella were sold shortly after Dan Burn’s winter exit to Newcastle. Still, it was clean sheets in four until Tuesday night, when they – deservedly – ​​lost 2-1 at Fulham.

At the other end, the same question is asked: where will the goals come from?

They scored just 42 goals last year but finished so good ninth that they got some good results, and this time around, with Neal Maupay also gone and not substituted, they are becoming increasingly dependent of injury-prone Danny Welbeck, a man who didn’t score. more than six in a league campaign since the 2013-14 season.

Leicester, on the other hand, have a lot of firepower – they just don’t shoot very well. They were no good against United, but it was their first failure in ten. They are increasingly leaky and increasingly unreliable at the back, but are Brighton tricky enough in the final third to break through?

Leicester aren’t too good at falling, but they really should be good enough to stop the bleeding at the Amex.

Key stat

In ten previous Premier League meetings, Leicester have never lost a second half to Brighton (W5, D5)

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