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Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020 (6:00pm), Venue: King Power Stadium

Leicester City host relegation battling Brighton at the King Power Stadium in the first of a packed midweek round of Premier League fixtures.

Leicester can move six points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea with a win whilst Brighton can go eight points clear of the relegation zone with victory. 

 

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Dennis Praet is available for Leicester after missing Saturday’s draw at Watford with a tight calf injury. 

Ricardo Pereira (knee) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) both remain ruled out for the foreseeable future. 

Brighton could have Steven Alzate available as the midfielder continues to nurse a minor groin issue.

Jose Izquierdo remains a long-term absentee for the Seagulls with a knee injury. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Leicester are unbeaten in their last five league meetings against Brighton (W4, D1). 
  • Brighton have conceded twice during all four previous defeats against Leicester, of which they scored just one goal during those losses. 
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last four appearances against Brighton. 
  • No Brighton player has played more through balls than Pascal Gross this season, who has produced five through balls in 24 appearances.
  • Wilfred Ndidi is the only outfield Leicester player to have made an error which led to a conceded goal this season. 

 

Prediction

Leicester were quite rusty in their first game back on Saturday against a strong Watford team, who continuously maintained pressure on the Foxes throughout, so I am hoping for a more fluid and clinical performance here.

Brighton however continue to be as solid as ever and showed amazing composure to come from behind to defeat Arsenal, but I do feel that they could be more attacking in early stages of which they should be here if Leicester are still below par.

I however am going for a Foxes win because although they were rusty on Saturday after three months out, they currently have a strong record against Brighton and if Vardy starts then this should be a routine home win.

Prediction: Leicester City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

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