We look at a few stats to predict the match.
The Seagulls have been impressive so far this season. They currently sit in sixth place, having won three of their last four games. Brighton secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Brentford last week in the away fixture. Leandro Trossard scored in the 90th minute of the game to ensure that his team take away three points.
Graham Potter has many injury concerns for his side’s clash against the foxes. Defender Adam Webster came off because of a hamstring concern in the first half in the last game. Tariq Lamptey is out due to a similar concern, while Pascal Gross and Enock Mwepu are self-isolating. Both in-form forwards Neil Maupey and Leandro Trossard look set to start for the Seagulls.
Brighton’s successful forward passes and successful forward passes per 90 puts them in fourth place in the league. Their positional attacking and forward passing has been a strong point for them in the season. Leicester’s successful forward passes and successful forward passes per 90 puts them tenth in the league- five places behind their opponents.
In terms of PPDA, Bridgton have been successful in applying defensive pressure effectively. While Leicester City has been unsuccessful in the above metrics.
The Foxes currently sit ninth in the Premier League, having won two and lost two matches in their last four. They lost to Manchester City over the weekend. Brendan Rodger’s men would be looking to revive their season with an away win. However, this won’t be an easy feat to achieve, given the fact that they were involved in a Europa League fixture during the week against Napoli. Justin James and Wesley Fofana are set to miss out while Ayoze Perez remains suspended after being sent off in their 1-4 away battering at the hands of West Ham.
With nine points from a maximum of twelve, Brighton are in good form right now. Although, the Seagulls have not won against the Foxes in their last nine matches in all competition, they would definitely look to change that. Tiredness could definitely impede Leicester in this match, but they do have the quality to overcome that. This is a close game to call, a draw looks to be a more likely scenario.