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Nov 23, 2019 at 3pm UK
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
0-2
LeicesterLeicester City
 
FT(HT: 0-0)
Perez (64'), Vardy (82' pen.)
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Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Leicester City - prediction, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday's Premier League fixture between Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City.
By , Senior Reporter | 22d

Leicester City make the trip to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion looking to retain their hold of second position in the Premier League table.

However, the Seagulls welcome the East Midlands outfit having recorded victories in each of their last three home matches in the top flight.


Match preview


Many would have felt that the last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on October 5 would have led to Leicester losing their way in the Premier League, but the disappointment of missing out on a share of the spoils at Anfield has only added extra motivation to this Foxes side.

Fifteen goals have been scored and just one conceded during a run of four successive victories, and Brendan Rodgers will see no reason why his squad cannot continue to have a presence in the top four.

Before facing a double-header against Manchester City and Liverpool over the Christmas period, Leicester have five matches in front of them which they will consider themselves to be favourites.

While wins are far from a certainty, Rodgers knows that there is an opportunity to create further distance between themselves and the rest of the clubs who are chasing a Champions League place for next season.

Jamie Vardy has, almost inevitably, been a key part of their recent run, and the Englishman will want to add to a streak which has seen him net six times from four outings.

As for Brighton, boss Graham Potter will expect a positive response from his team after they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United before the international break.

Conceding two early goals kept Brighton on the back foot for much of the contest, although Potter is aware that returning to winning ways this weekend could potentially take the club into the top six.

Regardless of whether they win, lose or draw on Saturday, little will be made of their league position, but Potter will feel that his players need to earn at least a point with trips to Liverpool and Arsenal to follow over the next two weeks.

Brighton & Hove Albion form: LWLWWL

Leicester City form: LWWWWW


Team News


Jonny Evans is a major doubt for Leicester due to illness, which Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill claims led to him being 'quarantined' earlier in the week.

James Maddison is also carrying a calf injury, leaving Rodgers to decide whether it is worth taking a risk on the playmaker.

With Adam Webster out injured and Lewis Dunk serving a one-match ban, Potter must decide whether to use a back four or opt for his preferred back three.

Regardless of the formation, Leon Balogun is expected to make a rare start for Brighton, potentially as a partner for Shane Duffy.

Glenn Murray could be provided with a start in attack if Aaron Connolly does not shake off a groin injury.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup: Ryan; Montoya, Balogun, Duffy, Burn; March, Propper, Stephens, Gross; Maupay, Murray

Leicester City possible starting lineup: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Perez, Barnes, Vardy



We say: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Leicester City

While Brighton will be confident of earning at least a share of the spoils on the south coast, we cannot back against a Leicester team who are showing both flair and resolve in their bid to remain as the closest challengers to leaders Liverpool.


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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
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