Leicester City fans are thinking, ‘what is going on at our club?’, right now. The Foxes have not signed a single new player this offseason and confirmed on Thursday that goalkeeper and captain Kasper Schmeichel had been transferred to Nice.
Leicester vs Brentford Bet Builder Tips
Rumours continue to swirl that James Maddison will join Newcastle United and Youri Tielemans will sign for Arsenal. Brendan Rodgers’ big-money moves last summer did not come off as Leicester City finished eighth in 2021-22. Rodgers is now being tipped as the first manager sacked in the Premier League and a potential relegation battle being on the cards for the Foxes.
Brentford are up first for Leicester City. The Bees are tipped as one of the relegation favourites. Brentford survived the drop last season, but did losing Christian Eriksen set them back?
Bookies have Leicester City at 1/1, while Brentford are at odds of 5/2 to win at full-time. The teams are at odds of 11/4 to draw.
Leicester City vs Brentford Full-time result
Leicester City go into the new season with questions being asked about the squad and the club’s ambition. Further sales could take place before the campaign August is through. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward is now the starting No. 1, unless someone else comes in. Brentford have made some decent signings including right-back Aaron Hickey from Bologna and Hull City forward Keane Lewis -Potter. Their signing of Ben Mee has gone under the radar. Leicester City have won four straight games in all competitions against Brentford. The Foxes should pick up a win this weekend, but it will be close.
Leicester City vs Brentford Halftime result
Forty-percent of Premier League games last season went into halftime as draws. Leicester City were leading at halftime against Brentford in their two games last term. My betting tips prediction is for this to be a close game with the teams drawing at halftime.
Leicester City vs Brentford Halftime / Full-time result
Leicester City should edge Brentford at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes still have a superior squad in terms of talent heading into this game. Brentford should keep it close with the halftime result being a draw and full-time result being a Leicester City win.
Leicester City vs Brentford Double Chance
If you are looking for some insurance on your bet builder, then a double chance Leicester City win or Brentford win is a good idea. The Bees are good enough to remain in the league once more. They have a great model and Thomas Frank is a solid coach. Leicester City could take a big step backwards this season.
Leicester City vs Brentford Over/Under
The last three games in all competitions between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals. Last season’s games in the Premier League between Leicester City and Brentford ended 2-1 in both matches. My betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals.
Leicester City vs Brentford First Goal Scorer
Jamie Vardy bagged 15 goals in 25 Premier League appearances for Leicester City in 2021-22. Despite being older, Leicester City relied on Vardy as much as ever. He is my betting tips prediction pick to score first. Vardy smashed his xG of 9.99 last season with 15 actual goals.
Leicester City vs Brentford Anytime Goal Scorer
Ivan Toney scored 12 times in the Premier League for Brentford last term. The striker proved that he wasn’t just a Championship goal scorer by bagging double digits. If Brentford are to stay in this game, which they should, Toney needs to incredibly active against Leicester City’s defence. Last season, Leicester City’s defence was poor, conceding 59 goals. With a new goalkeeper suddenly starting, Toney could score anytime.
Leicester City vs Brentford Last Goal Scorer
James Maddison got 12 Premier League goals last term. The midfielder suddenly played with some consistency as he scored double digit goals for the first time in the top flight. Maddison and Vardy can do no wrong to Rodgers. The manager will likely start the pair as long as there is no fitness issue. Maddison could get the final goal of the fixture.
Leicester City vs Brentford to be carded
Brentford’s Christian Norgaard tallied eight yellow cards last season to co-lead the team. The defensive midfielder will be tasked with trying to slow down the Leicester City attack. One of Norgaard’s eight yellow cards last season came against Leicester City. My betting tips prediction is for Norgaard to be booked.
Leicester City vs Brentford Winning Margin
The last two matches between these teams saw Leicester City win 2-1. Sunday’s fixture should have a winning margin of just one goal as Leicester City post another 2-1 victory.
Leicester City vs Brentford Total Goals - Odd/Even
A Leicester City 2-1 win against Brentford would see an even number of total goals.
Leicester City vs Brentford Half with most goals
The last time these teams played at the King Power Stadium, the first half saw the most goals as Leicester City won 2-1. The first half should once again see the most goals in a tight match. Both sides will come out trying to keep things tight.
Leicester City vs Brentford BTTS
The last three games between Leicester City and Brentford ended with both teams scoring goals. That trend should continue on Sunday as Leicester City and Brentford both find the back of the net. Fifty-percent of Premier League games last season finished with both teams scoring.
Leicester City vs Brentford BTTS 1st half
The first half will be a close 45 minutes with both teams scoring goals. The first half should see the majority of goals as it goes back and forth. This will end the current trend between Leicester City and Brentford in which the first half finishes NO BTTS. My betting tips prediction is for both teams to score.
Leicester City vs Brentford BTTS second half
The second half should be tighter with a single goal being scored by the home side. Leicester City should find the back of the net to post the win on opening day at home. Last season, 43% of Premier League matches were won by the home team. Meanwhile, 6.58% of league matches were won 2-1 by the home side.