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Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - Premier League Preview and Odds


Published on: 17/08/2017

Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - Premier League Preview and Odds

August 19, 2017 15:00pm - King Power Stadium

Premier League

Leicester City will be looking to bounce back from their excruciating 4-3 defeat to Arsenal on the opening day by inflicting defeat on league newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion. The visitors themselves rarely got a look in in their opening day defeat at home to Manchester City and face another stiff challenge here.

For a while last weekend it seemed as if Leicester City were going to achieve something that they failed to do during their league winning campaign - beat Arsenal. Unfortunately, two late goals from the Gunners left the Foxes empty-handed once again. However, Craig Shakespeare`s men were competitive throughout and showed glimpses of the form that led them to the title less than two years ago.

Since the beginning of their glorious campaign in 2015/16, the East Midlands side have not been beaten by a bottom-half side, winning 16 and drawing three such games during that spell.

Meanwhile, Brighton and Hove Albion had a tough start to life back in the top flight, falling 2-0 at home to title favourites Manchester City. Chris Hughton`s men were probably flattered by that result and looked like a side destined for a relegation battle. They will be looking for improvement here.

The Seagulls could struggle for goals this season, particularly on the road. Leicester have shut out 10 of the last bottom-half sides that have visited the King Power Stadium and a similar outcome should be expected here

Injury news

Leicester City:

Injured - V Iborra (groin strain), R Huth (ankle).

Doubtful - D Drinkwater (thigh strain).

Brighton & Hove Albion FC:

Injured - B Kayal (broken leg), S Baldock (calf).

Doubtful - I Brown (hamstring).

Recent form (all competitions)

Leicester City: LWLLD

Brighton & Hove Albion FC: LLDDW

Betting odds and tips

You have to fancy Leicester at home to a relegation candidate and their clean sheet record against such teams makes the win to nil look like the sensible option.

You can back Leicester City to win to nil at 15/8 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Leicester v Brighton Live Betting Odds - England Premier League

Home Win
3/4
Draw
27/10
Away Win
9/2

Published on: 17/08/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (17/08/2017 13:14:13) but are subject to change.