With Brighton picking up form lately, the visitors will be going to the East-Midlands knowing they are capable of getting through into the next round. Brendan Rodgers has shown no signs of messing around in this year's cup, expressing his intent to collect the clubs first ever Emirates FA Cup.
Ahead of the midweek clash, we assess the form of the two sides and their most recent results.
After making a perfect start in the new year (wining five out of five), Rodgers’ Leicester side’s form has dropped off slightly but still remain with a very good record of one loss so far this year.
Leicester progressed into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, beating Brentford by three goals to one after a much improved second half display. Goals from Cengiz Under, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison secured Leicester’s passage into the next stage.
With no Jamie Vardy sidelined with injury, Leicester were able to pick up a valuable point against a good Everton side. Leicester were able to finally get the break through in the 67th minute as Tielemans struck from range to earn the visitors a point.
The Foxes suffered their first loss of the new year on following on from the draw against the Toffees, as Leeds United brushed Leicester aside beating them 3-1. After a poor defeat at home to Leeds, the Blues managed to get back on track, being victorious over Fulham.
In the Foxes’ most recent game, Leicester were frustrated by a stubborn Wolverhampton Wanders as the points were shared at the Molineux Stadium, with the game ending goal less.
Graham Potters’ Brighton have been unbeaten in their past five games across two competitions. The Seagulls are slowly but surely moving further away from the relegation zone, as they start to earn some crucial wins
Brighton secured their name being in the draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, beating Blackpool narrowly by two goals to one at the Amex Stadium thanks to goals from Yves Bissouma and Steven Alzate.
In a game they should have taken all three points from, Brighton were held off by Fulham with the game ending in a 0-0 draw. The Seagulls then got one of their wins of the season, dismantling Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur, retrieving three points.
In what was yet another superb Brighton performance, the Seagulls went onto overcome champions Liverpool beating them by one goal to nil, with the lone goal from Alzate.
Points were shared at Turf Moor in Brighton’s last Premier League affair against Burnley, with the game ending in a one-all draw.
This game could go either way with both teams looking good recently and picking up some precious points on the board. The game will have to be decided on the night with no replays occurring.
Leicester are the favourites to go through but Brighton will give them a good game.
1-1, Leicester win on penalties.