Leicester City vs Brighton Predictions
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- Leicester have lost just one of their last 12 games in all competitions.
- Leicester beat Brighton 3-0 when the teams last faced off at the King Power Stadium in December.
- Leicester are unbeaten in seven previous meetings with Brighton.
- Leicester have kept clean sheets in five of their last eight games.
Leicester up for the cup
Leicester’s Premier League title aspirations took another knock on Sunday, though the Foxes can strengthen their push for silverware elsewhere with a win at home to Brighton in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday.
City couldn’t add a finishing touch to their neat approach play in a 0-0 draw at Wolves last time out, though Brendan Rodgers will expect his charges to produce the goods this week, especially with Jamie Vardy likely to feature from the start.
The veteran hitman made his comeback from injury off the bench against Wanderers on Sunday, and Vardy’s inclusion from the first whistle against Albion could be a difference maker.
Brighton’s King Power hangover
Brighton meet Premier League opposition for the first time in the FA Cup this season on Wednesday, though the Seagulls won’t have fond memories from the last time their visited the King Power Stadium.
Graham Potter’s men suffered their biggest league defeat of the campaign against their hosts back in December when a Leicester team inspired by the performance of two-goal James Maddison cantered to a 3-0 triumph.
Leicester to prove too strong
Brighton have lost just once in eight assignments ahead of their trip to the East Midlands, however, Albion plundered just seven goals during their impressive run, and their lack of firepower threatens to hamper their chances at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester are strong defensively, and having kept clean sheets in five of their last eight fixtures, the Foxes look robust enough to keep Brighton at arm’s length.
Further up the pitch, City have talent to burn, and in James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemens and Jamie Vardy, they wield a high-calibre quartet that Brighton couldn’t handle before Christmas.
That same fearsome foursome should prove difficult to stop again in Wednesday’s rematch, and Leicester – who have lost just once in 12 games in all competitions – are worth backing as a result, while our 2-0 correct score prediction tips the hosts to shutout the Seagulls again.
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