Leicester City will host Brighton at the King Power Stadium without Claude Puel in the dugout after the Foxes parted company with the Frenchman following a disastrous set of results. Leicester have been pushed into the bottom half of the table but the likelihood of recapturing the European qualification places is still possible. Brighton, meanwhile, are being sucked into a relegation battle at the worst possible time with Chris Hughton’s men only three points above the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leicester City lost 4-1 at home against Crystal Palace to make it six games without a victory, and it was also the third consecutive loss for the team. This heavy defeat resulted in Claude Puel losing his job.
Brighton are also winless in six league encounters, but the team was able to get past Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round meeting. The last league victory for Brighton was against Everton in the final match of 2018.
The reverse fixture produced a 1-1 draw between these two teams at the AMEX Stadium. Despite being down to 10 men, Leicester equalised late in the match. Leicester were able to pick up a 2-0 victory when they last hosted Brighton. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton and Leicester are both winless in six matches coming into the game. Leicester are going through an uncertain period with Claude Puel being relieved of his duties. Leicester have been linked with names like Brendan Rodgers but there will be no strong ‘manager’ figurehead for this match. Meanwhile, there will be a lot of nervousness surrounding Brighton, who are now on the border of the relegation zone despite a brilliant first-half of the campaign. Our preview would go with a stalemate since both teams are in a nervous and uncertain situation.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Leicester City win odds: 1.90
Brighton win odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
Leicester and Brighton have been almost a similar in the last six league matches with around a goal per game scored but around two goals per game conceded. Brighton’s primary objective this season has been to possess a strong defence, but this has gone out of the window of late. The departure of Claude Puel can make Leicester a bit more adventurous. Even then, our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in nine of the recent Premier League meetings between Brighton and Leicester with all three recent games finishing with a precise total of two goals. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jamie Vardy may get back into the spotlight once again after the departure of Puel, who did not make the England international as an integral part of his setup. Still, Vardy is the top scorer for Leicester with eight league goals and he is also the default penalty taker. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Jamie Vardy.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jamie Vardy at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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