Kick-off: 1400, 19/09/2021
Stadium: Amex Stadium
Brighton have failed to beat Leicester since being promoted to the Premier League but have a good chance to put that right on Sunday.
The high-flying Seagulls have had a full week to prepare for this fixture while Leicester had a tough 2-2 draw with Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The hosts have made an impressive start to the campaign and another victory at 7/4 is our opening Brighton vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton will head into this game still on a high from last weekend when Leandro Trossard struck in the 90th minute to clinch a 1-0 victory at previously unbeaten Brentford.
That made it three wins out of four for the Seagulls in the Premier League, having taken 19 games in the top flight to reach that tally last season.
Adam Webster was forced off with a hamstring injury in the first half and the visitors had several other players absent but they dug in to ensure chairman Tony Bloom enjoyed himself in the away end at Brentford.
Boss Graham Potter said: “Of course a clean sheet away from home is fantastic and we’ll take the three points because three wins out of four is not easy.
“Sometimes people want answers to things but football is just a beautiful game. The challenge for us was to maintain and improve the performance level because last season our performances were good, we just didn’t get the points.”
The main concern for Brighton this season is whether they have sufficient firepower to make the most of the chances they create.
Striker Neal Maupay has scored two goals already, though, and he appeals at 5/1 to score first in the Brighton vs Leicester odds.
Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Duffy, Veltman, Bissouma, Lallana, Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester looked on course for a perfect start to their Europa League campaign on Thursday but Victor Osimhen denied them as Napoli hit back from 2-0 down to snatch a point.
The striker struck twice in the second half after Ayoze Perez’s first goal since March and Harvey Barnes’ second-half strike gave the Foxes a commanding lead.
Leicester’s frustrations were compounded when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in injury time and it added to the feeling that things aren’t quite going their way this season.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have already suffered two league defeats at the hands of West Ham and Manchester City and they have little time to recover from their midweek exertions.
“There’s no doubt we need to improve and that’s something I’m very confident we’ll do throughout the remainder of the season,” said Rodgers.
“It’s still so early. I think everyone will assess it after 10 games and see where it’s at. It’s still so early, you’re still trying to get your rhythm and get your players up to a level of fitness as well.”
Rodgers can at least rotate his forwards and Jamie Vardy was only a late substitute on Thursday but we’re backing a 2-1 home win at 19/2 as our final Brighton vs Leicester prediction.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Bertrand, Evans, Vestergaard, Castagne, Barnes, Ndidi, Soumare, Iheanacho, Perez, Daka.
Brentford 0-1 BRIGHTON – Leandro Trossard
LEICESTER 2-2 Napoli – Ayoze Perez, Harvey Barnes
Head-to-head: Leicester 1-0 Brighton, Leicester 3-0 Brighton, Leicester 0-0 Brighton, Brighton 0-2 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 Leicester
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