This match sees two teams that would have expected to finish in similar league positions, who have instead had completely different starts to the season. Brighton have won 3 of their first 5 and only registered their first loss of the season in their last match against Fulham. What will be more satisfying for Brighton fans will be their level of performance and Graham Potter continues to work his magic with this squad. Deniz Undav is slowly being brought into the squad and he will provide even more of a threat up front once he is settled in.
Leicester drew their first match of the season but were 2-0 up at half time in that game and have since lost all 4 of their matches. The last time a Leicester manager lost 5 Premier League matches in a row, Claudio Ranieri was sacked and after the players were booed off against Manchester United, Rodgers will have fears of a similar fate if Leicester cannot find a better performance in this match. Leicester did finally make some signings on deadline day, however it is unlikely any of them will be brought in to start this match.
Brighton v Leicester City Bet Builder Tips
Leandro Trossard to have 1+ Shots on Target
Leandro Trossard has played all over the pitch for Brighton this season, ranging from left wing-back to a false nine. He has averaged 0.67 shots on target per 90 so far this season and averaged 0.83 shots on target per 90 last season. In 5 matches so far this season he has had a shot on target in 3 of them. It is worth noting that he has been subbed off with about 10-15 minutes of the match left in 3 matches so far this season but has played the full 90 in both other matches. Trossard has a unique shot map in that 90% of his shots this season are from almost the exact same area of the pitch. 50% of Manchester United’s shots against Leicester were in this area of the pitch so I would expect Trossard to get chances in this area again. Trossard is certainly one of Brighton’s best and most versatile attackers and can find space for a shot on target in this match.
James Maddison to have 1+ Shots on Target
James Maddison’s return from injury is one of the best things to happen to Rodgers so far this season. He has had exactly 1 shot on target in every match so far this season and has averaged at least 1 shot on target per 90 in his last 3 seasons. Maddison had had at least 1 shot on target in all his last 10 Leicester appearances and is a focal point in their attack in the middle of the pitch. When in transition defensively, Brighton focus on getting men behind the ball which can leave opposition players on the ball with more time to attempt a long shot. If Maddison gets the ball in this sort of opportunity, he is the perfect player to get his head up and hit a shot on target. As well as being a dangerous player in open play, he is also Leicester’s main free kick taker and often hits the target from these situations as well. Overall, I see Maddison as one of Leicester’s main danger men in this match and I am backing him to have a shot on target for his 11th Premier League match in a row.
Harvey Barnes to have 2+ Shots
Harvey Barnes loves a shot, he has had at least 2 shots in 7 of his last 8 Leicester matches including all of the 3 matches he has played this season. Barnes had 2 shots the last two times he played against Brighton and with the form and attacking ability he has displayed so far this season, I would expect these performance levels to continue into this match. Barnes could be up against lots of different players in this match, Lamptey and Veltman have played at right back this season as well as March and Trossard as right wing-backs. Brighton are yet to decide on who to play on the right hand side of the pitch and this can play into Barnes’ hands. He is brilliant at running with the ball and creating his own opportunities so he will be able to have at least 2 shots again in this match.
Under 3.5 Cards
Neither of these teams are particularly aggressive. Both teams have only received 6 yellow cards this season, an average of just over 1 yellow card per match, only 3 teams have received less yellow cards. Brighton have committed 58 fouls, near enough the average in the league this season, Leicester have conceded just 43, only Liverpool have conceded less. Both teams are designed to be technical sides with lower levels of physicality and this sees them commit less fouls.
The referee for the match is Tony Harrington. Harrington has refereed one Premier League match so far this season giving out 4 yellow cards, however last season in 3 Premier League games he only gave out 7 cards. He mainly refereed in the Championship last season which saw him average 2.8 yellow cards per match. 11/17 of his Championship matches saw less than 4 cards and with two teams that don’t foul or receive yellow cards often, I am backing under 3.5 cards in this match.
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Brighton predicted XI (3-4-3) : Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; March, Caicedo, Gross, Estupinan; Trossard, Mac Allister; Welbeck
Leicester City predicted XI (4-4-2) : Ward; Justin, Faes, Evans, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Maddison; Daka, Barnes
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How to watch Brighton v Leicester City in the Premier League?
📅 When is Brighton v Leicester City? / Sunday, 3rd September 2022, 2:00PM
🏟 Where is Brighton v Leicester City? / AMEX Stadium (Brighton)
📺 What TV channel is Brighton v Leicester City on? / Sky Sports Main Event
🟨 …And who is the referee for Brighton v Leicester City? / T. Harrington 🏴