Brighton host Leicester City on Sunday at the Amex Stadium. It is a game featuring two teams going in opposite directions in the early stages of the campaign. Brighton have started the new season in fantastic form under Graham Potter. The Seagulls are sixth after four games with nine points from 12 possible. Their only blemish was a 2-0 home loss to Everton.

Brighton vs Leicester Match Preview

Leicester City are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in which they just couldn’t find a goal. Leicester City have taken six points from nine on offer in the league and are blowing hot and cold.

Brendan Rodgers’ team drew 2-2 with Napoli in midweek in the Europa League adding to the team’s poor results. Leicester City were up 2-0 against the Italians late in the second half only to concede twice. By the end of the game, the Foxes were holding on for the draw.

Since 2017 when the two teams found themselves in the Premier League together, Leicester City have dominated their series of fixtures against Brighton. The Foxes are unbeaten in nine straight games in all competitions with seven of those nine games ending in wins. Their last two trips to the Amex Stadium both ended in wins. Can Leicester City snatch another win away against Brighton?

Brighton vs Leicester City Betting Odds

 

 

Brighton have taken three points from six possible at home this season. They have a zero-goal difference with two goals for and two against. Potter has the team playing well this season. It is early, but based on performances so far, Brighton could finish in the upper half of the table come the end of the campaign.

 

Brighton are at the best betting odds of 9/5 to win at full-time against Leicester City. The Seagulls have not defeated Leicester City since 2013-14 when both clubs were in the Championship.

Twice in the last nine games Brighton have earned a draw against Leicester City. Leading sportsbooks’ best betting odds on the teams to draw at full-time are 23/10. Leicester City have won three games on the bounce against the Seagulls.

Bookies’ best odds on a Leicester City win at full-time are 9/5. The Foxes are not in form going into the game having lost and drawn their last two matches in all competitions. Leicester City are –2 in goal difference on the road with five goals allowed and three scored.

Brighton vs Leicester City Team News

Potter could have up to seven players missing from the team on Sunday. Left-back Tariq Lamptey is still ruled out of action with a long-term thigh injury. Jurgen Locadia is unlikely to play due to a lack of match fitness and Pascal Gross has tested positive for coronavirus.

Enock Mwepu is missing due to coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Adam Webster is ruled out with a thigh injury and Dan Burn is missing with a knee problem. The good news is that forward Aaron Connolly could return from a glute injury.

Rodgers may rotate the side following Thursday night’s high-energy 2-2 draw in the Europa League with Napoli. Ayoze Perez, who scored against Napoli, is ruled out through suspension. James Justin is still coming back from a long-term knee injury, while Wesley Fofana is also out due to a long-term injury. Jonny Evans is also likely to miss the game through an injury.

Jamie Vardy leads the Foxes in goals but there is a call for the duo of Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho to lead the line. The two forwards played in midweek against Napoli and looked strong playing together.

Brighton vs Leicester City H2H

Since 2017 when the two teams found themselves in the Premier League together, Leicester City have dominated their series of fixtures against Brighton. The Foxes are unbeaten in nine straight games in all competitions with seven of those nine games ending in wins. Their last two trips to the Amex Stadium both ended in wins.

Brighton’s laundry list of injury issues could pose a major problem for Graham Potter. It could ultimately lead to Brighton dropping points. Although Leicester City are not in good form, they do have the superior talent on the pitch.

Brighton vs Leicester City Prediction

Leicester City to win from behind @ 14/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season, Leicester City went to the Amex Stadium and conceded a 10th minute goal to Brighton courtesy of Adam Lallana. The Seagulls could jump out early and get a goal following Leicester City’s midweek 2-2 draw with Napoli in the Europa League. If the Foxes fall behind, our betting tips prediction is that they will come back to get max points. A season ago, Leicester City came from a goal down at the Amex to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey.

 

Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 15/8 - BET NOW

 

 

Vardy’s impact at Leicester City is still strong. He leads the team in goals this season with two and could have notched a third against Manchester City last weekend. However, Vardy’s goal was ruled out due to being offside. Our betting tips prediction is for Vardy to score anytime. He has five goals in 11 career games against Brighton.

 

Winning margin: Leicester City by 1 goal @ 15/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Leicester City defeated Brighton at the Amex Stadium 2-1 and our betting tips prediction is for a similar scoreline on Sunday. Three of the last six games between these teams finished with Leicester City winning by one goal. Both of the Foxes victories in 2021-22 saw them win by a one goal margin. Leicester City should win once more against Brighton to continue the trend and do it with a single goal separating them.

 

Leicester City are struggling at the moment. Some of that struggle is down to the defensive injuries the team has suffered. It is also down to the lack of production from James Maddison in attack. However, on Sunday, the Foxes should come good with a second away win in three road games.