Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

Brighton vs Leicester prediction

Leicester City start the Premier League in second position and would increase their chances of a top four finish by taking all three points from their trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

With Manchester City and Chelsea facing each other at the Etihad on Saturday evening, the Foxes will be guaranteed to increase their lead over at least one of the teams in third and fourth by beating the Seagulls.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are on a four-game winning streak in the league, scoring two or more goals in each of those victories, and conceding just a sole goal.

The former Liverpool manager is getting the best out of striker Jamie Vardy, who currently tops the Premier League goalscoring charts. The former England international is well supported by the likes of James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans in attack.

Caglar Soyuncu is forming an excellent partnership with Jonny Evans in the middle of the back four, making the sale of Harry Maguire to Manchester United over the summer look like a very good move by the East Midlands club.

Brighton were beaten 3-1 at Manchester United before the international break, which doesn’t bode too well for welcoming a better side to the AMEX Stadium on Saturday. Though it is worth noting that Graham Potter’s side have won their last three at home, and only lost one of six this season. However, they have all been against bottom half sides, including Norwich City, Southampton and Everton.

I really like Leicester’s attack and their defence is looking relatively solid now. Brighton’s run at home will come to an end at some point and I think there’s good value in backing it to happen this Saturday.

Best bet: Leicester to win is 2.08 with Betfair