English Premier League Soccer - Leicester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 6/23/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
Having beaten Arsenal with a last-gasp shocker on Saturday, 15th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion will be keen to add another victory while visiting Leicester City, who sit 3rd in the Premier League. Kick-off - at 13:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 23.
Leicester Draw At Watford
Leicester City remained unbeaten for their second consecutive game (W1 D1) after starting their post-coronavirus campaign with a 1-1 draw against Watford away at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Foxes controlled the ball 68% of the time and outshot the hosts 15-8, eventually opening the scoring in the 90th minute through left-back Ben Chilwell, who netted his second strike in his last five appearances before the Hornets tied the proceedings with a stunner three minutes into injury time. Nevertheless, Leicester still remain 3rd in the league (W16 D6 L8), trailing the 2nd-placed Manchester City by six points, with Chelsea sitting 4th just three points away.
English striker Jamie Vardy leads the Foxes and the whole Premier League this season with 19 markers. Goalie Kasper Schmeichel, meanwhile, sits 9th in the league with 83 saves. He has collected 10 clean sheets in 30 games throughout the current campaign and allows a goal every 93 minutes on average. Leicester have scored the 3rd highest number of goals so far this year (59), while delivering the 5th highest quantity of shots per game (14). The team is 4th in ball possession (54.7%) and 5th in passing accuracy (82.4%).
Brighton Stun Arsenal
A nine-game winless streak (D6 L3) finally came to an end for Brighton & Hove Albion, who snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory against Arsenal at home at AMEX Stadium on Saturday. The visitors were the better team for the majority of the contest, controlling the ball 59% of the time and outshooting the Seagulls 13-9, eventually opening the scoring in the 68th minute before the team from East Sussex tied the game at 1-1 through Lewis Dunk’s third strike of the season, with Neal Maupay grabbing the win for the hosts five minutes into injury time. Brighton remain 15th in the league (W7 D11 L12), sitting five points above the bottom three.
French marksman Maupay tops the seaside club’s scoring chart with nine markers, having netted twice in his last four appearances. Goalie Mat Ryan, meanwhile, is 5th in the Premier League with 97 saves. He has picked up six clean sheets in 30 outings this year and gives up a goal every 66 minutes on average. The Seagulls have buried the 13th highest number of goals this season (34), while taking the 8th highest quantity of shots per game (12.8). The team is 5th in ball possession (53.9%) and 7th in passing accuracy (81.5%).
Brighton & Hove Albion will be heading to East Midlands with a lot of confidence after banking a stunning come-from-behind home win against Arsenal on the weekend. The team has already scored at least a goal in nine of its last 11 road games, including trips to see off the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, and will be visiting a side, which has managed to keep just a single clean sheet in its previous seven domestic contests in the league. Having said that, Leicester City definitely hold the overall edge in this one, having already gone unbeaten against the Seagulls during their last five head-to-head meetings (W4 D1).
Leicester to win (-140)
Both teams to score (-110)
Jamie Vardy to score anytime (-115)