Leicester v Brighton Premier League betting preview and tips

20:45 Tue 26 Feb
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -111

Leicester City aren’t exactly a club in crisis although they have just parted company with Claude Puel, with the owners deciding to sack the Frenchman after Saturday’s 4-1 home reverse against Crystal Palace.

It wasn’t a huge surprise to see Puel leave and means that Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will take temporary charge of the Foxes for Tuesday night’s clash against a Brighton side who aren’t certain of escaping relegation this season.

It appears that Puel was at loggerheads with certain players in the squad and that includes Jamie Vardy who is clearly close to the owners and will immediately be on the teamsheet for this clash.

Vardy will surely have a point to prove after being used sparingly by his former manager in recent games, while the team as a whole might show a reaction now that they have cast off the shackles.

While Leicester have only won four times at the King Power Stadium this season, they are a good set of players who recently played well against Manchester United and Spurs, while they previously drew 1-1 at Anfield.

Brighton on the other hand look flimsy away from home and they have lost nine of their thirteen matches on the road, with the Seagulls recently throwing away a two-goal lead at Fulham to lose 4-2.

They go into this game only three points above the drop zone and looking to keep things tight although they have conceded twenty-four goals on the road and we’re not sure they can keep a clean sheet here.

While Brighton are into the FA Cup quarter finals, a recent home reverse against Burnley illustrates that the team are out of sorts in the Premier League and we’re happy to take a punt on Leicester at the prices.

BETTING TIP
Leicester to win @ 1.90 with bet365

Team News

Leicester: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Brighton: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
  • 06
    Jonny Evans
  • 14
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 10
    James Maddison
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 21
    Youri Tielemans
  • 19
    Harvey Barnes
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy
  • 07
    Demarai Gray
  • 01
    Matthew Ryan
  • 22
    Martin Montoya
  • 04
    Shane Duffy
  • 05
    Lewis Dunk
  • 03
    Gaetan Bong
  • 13
    Pascal Groß
  • 06
    Dale Stephens
  • 24
    Davy Pröpper
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
  • 17
    Glenn Murray
  • 20
    Solly March

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14