2020-21 Premier League: Week 12 – Leicester vs Brighton

Leicester City take on Brighton & Hove Albion live on Amazon Prime at the King Power Stadium in one of two Sunday Night Football clashes, concluding a packed Super Sunday of Premier League fixtures. 

Victory will see Leicester move up to third and potentially level on points with Totten plus Liverpool, whereas Brighton could move above Arsenal into 15th with a win if the Gunners lose to Burnley in the other prime time match.

 

Team News

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James Maddison could return for Leicester after missing Thursday’s Europa League win over AEK Athens with a minor knee injury.

Timothy Castagne (hamstring) won’t be risked in advance of Wednesday’s match against Everton but Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira (both groin) and Daniel Amartey (foot) remain absent.

Brighton could welcome Alexis Mac Allister and Davy Propper back following fitness issues which kept them out of Monday’s loss to Southampton.

Adam Lallana (groin), Christian Walton (ankle), Florian Andone and Jose Izquierdo (both knee) are still sidelined.

 

Stat Attack

  • Leicester are unbeaten in six Premier League meetings against Brighton (W4, D2).
  • Brighton have won just one of their last eight trips to Leicester (W1, D3, L4).
  • Leicester have kept two clean sheets in three home Premier League clashes against Brighton.
  • Graham Potter’s Brighton have conceded five goals from the penalty spot this season, which is a current league high coming into this weekend.
  • Two goals here would see Leicester’s Jamie Vardy become the outright 19th highest goal scorer in Premier League history.

 

Prediction

Leicester seem to have found their groove again in their last two matches but they do still have work to do defensively to rebuild the damage done to their goal difference, making a clinical polished performance key if want to make inroads towards the title mix if Tottenham and Liverpool slip up earlier in the day.

Brighton meanwhile found themselves in a tough scrap against Southampton on Monday where careless errors and the bad luck of VAR cost them, although they should take heart from that performance because this will be another tough contest against a vulnerable Leicester team.

Either way, we should see an entertaining clash between two attacking teams here but Leicester have been Brighton’s Premier League bogey team which is a worry because if we see a winner here, my bets would be on Brendan Rogers’ Foxes.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Brighton

Result: Leicester 3-0 Brighton

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