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More dropped points for Leicester away at Turf Moor on Wednesday night may bring back some not so welcome memories of this time last year for Brendan Rogers’.
They were nine points clear of fifth after 27 matches last season, and ended up missing out on champions League football so they’ll be desperate not to repeat that poor run in this season.
They surprisingly go into this game as underdogs against a Brighton side who are very much in a relegation battle and have won just the single home game all season.
They may consider themselves a tad unfortunate to have come away empty handed from their last home game against Crystal Palace, though in truth that’s been the narrative so far for the Seagulls under Graham Potter, who have regularly struggled to get the results their performances deserve and it’s on that basis that they look far too short here, even against a depleted Leicester side.
Leicester To Beat Brighton
The injury list is mounting up for the Foxes at the moment, with all of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, James Justin and Jonny Evans missing out here.
That’s the clear reason that they go in as underdogs, though with the likes of Jamie Vardy, Youri Tielemans, Wilfried Ndidi and Casper Soyuncu still available, they have undoubted quality still left in the side so we wouldn’t write them off completely.
What’s more, Brendan Rogers’ side have only lost the single away match this season, winning four of five unbeaten games against the current bottom-six.
Their only away defeat has come at Anfield during Liverpool’s 68 match unbeaten run there, so that can be forgiven, and we’d certainly like to get the visitors onside again here at the prices.
While Brighton have put in some strong performances under Potter, results haven’t been easy to come by and that’s not been truer against anyone than the top-six.
Indeed, up against that bracket of finishers last season and the current crop this year, Brighton have managed just six points from a possible 54, while their also yet to beat Leicester in eight games across all competitions since their promotion to the Premier League.
They’ve lost six of those games and only managed two goals across them, with none in their last four including a 1-0 defeat in their most recent meeting in the FA Cup a month ago, and that’s enough for us to get behind this Leicester side who can still put out a strong team.