Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City – prediction, team news, lineups
Leicester City will look to get back on the winning track in the Premier League when they head to Amex on Sunday afternoon to face Brighton & Hove Albion. Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City live stream, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City channel, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City h2h, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City today, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City how to watch.
The Foxes are currently ninth in the table with six points to show from their four games, while Brighton ranks sixth, having collected nine points in their first four games of the 2021-22 campaign.
Brighton is off to its best start to a season at the top flight, having accumulated nine points in its first four Premier League games thanks to three wins and one loss, and the Seagulls will now look to claim a great scalp early in stages of the campaign.
Graham Potter’s team opened their season with back-to-back victories over Burnley and Watford before beating Cardiff City in the EFL Cup.
Brighton’s first loss of the campaign came at home to Everton in late August, but they got back on track last weekend, recording a 1-0 win over Brentford courtesy of a Leandro Trossard goal at the minute 90.
The Seagulls have a busy end to the month as they will face Swansea City in the EFL Cup on September 22 before traveling to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on September 27, and it will be fascinating to see what the team can accomplish. deadline, as there have been some excellent signs so far.
Brighton have not beaten Leicester since a championship clash in April 2014 and have lost five of the last six Premier League meetings between the two teams, including last season’s two games.
Meanwhile, Leicester will enter the fray after a 2-2 draw with Napoli in their first match of the Europa League group stage on Thursday night; the Foxes led by two goals at King Power Stadium but conceded two goals in the final 21 minutes to share the points with the Italian side.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have also had an indifferent start to the new Premier League season, winning two and losing two of their four games, which has put them in the ninth position in the table with six points.
Leicester opened their season with a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers before conceding four in a loss to West Ham United on 23 August; A 2-1 win at Norwich City followed, but the Foxes suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Manchester City last weekend.
There is no doubt that Rodgers’ team will be looking for a top-four result this season, but it is difficult to look beyond Man United, Chelsea,
Liverpool and Man City for Champions League places, so it is possible that have to win the Europa League in to ensure a return to leading competition in Europe.
Leicester, as mentioned, has an excellent recent record against Brighton, but needed a goal from Daniel Amartey in the 87th minute to clinch a 2-1 win at Amex last season.
Brighton boss Potter said during his pre-match press conference that Pascal Gross and Adam Webster will miss the match, but Dan Burn and Enock Mwepu are back in contention.
Tariq Lamptey will be missing as well but is now making excellent progress in his recovery from injury, and the defender could return against Swansea in the EFL Cup.
The Seagulls could revert to four this weekend, with the summer arrival Marc Cucurella playing left-back, while Alexis Mac Allister and Solly March could be in line to start on offense.
As for Leicester, Ayoze Pérez will miss again by suspension, while James Justin, Wesley Fofana, and Jonny Evans will miss the competition due to injury.
Head coach Rodgers is expected to remember Jamie Vardy in his starting eleven, but Patson Daka could keep his spot in a wide area, potentially lining up alongside James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.
Ricardo Pereira is also likely to return to the starting eleven as a right-back, with Timothy Castagne and Boubakary Soumare leaving the team that took the field for the first whistle against Napoli.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Duffy, Dunk, Cucurella; Lallana, Bissouma; Trossard, Mac Allister, March; Maupay
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Ndidi, Tielemans; Daka, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy