Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City: Predicted Line-ups
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (centre) during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City at American Express Community Stadium on March 6, 2021 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leicester City will make the trip to face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon, for the fifth game week of the Premier League.

Leicester last played on Thursday evening against Serie A side, Napoli, In an eventful 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium. Brighton picked up their third win of the season, beating Brentford away from home.

With Brighton in form facing a tough Leicester side, lineups will be a factor of which one this weighs out. Here’s how they could both line up:


Brighton & Hove Albion 

 

Brighton have won three of their four league games this season, with it being their best league start since 2015/16. Graham Potter will be looking to continue their good run.

In goal is likely to be Robert Sanchez, who has kept two clean sheets this season between the sticks. With Adam Webster out with a hamstring injury, the Seagulls are likely to revert to a back four with Marc Cucurella and Joel Veltman as wing backs. Making up the central defence is expected to be the aerial threats of  Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.

With Yves Bissouma in the center of the park, Solly March could come back into the side, with Leandro Trossard  taking place on the left side. Trossard scored late on against Brentford to win it for the visitors, but the versatile attacker could go onto the left against the Foxes.

Just behind the striker could Alexis Mac Allister and Adam Lallana, who will be looking to feed the striker through and play awkward balls to split the Leicester defense. In the goal scoring role is likely to be Neal Maupay, who’s found the back of the net twice already this season. 

Brighton & Hove Albion XI: Sanchez; Cucurella, Dunk, Duffy, Veltman; Trossard, Bissouma, March; Allister Lallana; Maupay.
 

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Leicester City 

 

Brendan Rodgers made changes on Thursday night, but key players are expected to be restored to the side for the league.

Kasper Schmeichel is almost certain to start in goal on Sunday, starting every game this season. Jonny Evans was forced off at half-time against Napoli, with the defender likely not to be available. Wing backs of Ryan Bertrand and the return of Ricardo Pereira are likely, whilst Jannick Vestergaard and Caglar Soyuncu could be the center half pairing. 

Youri Tielemans is likely to return to the side on the weekend, with Boubakary Soumare replacing him against Napoli. He is expected to play alongside Wilfred Ndidi. In the number 10 role could be James Maddison, who is yet to find his rhythm this season.

Harvey Barnes could take place out wide on the left, while Marc Albrighton could start on the right side. Coming in for Patson Daka, Jamie Vardy is likely to come into the team to start up front.  

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison; Albrighton, Barnes, Vardy. 

Prediction

 

Leicester will be hopeful that they can come away with a positive result from the weekend, but it won’t be easy against the Seagulls and with the Foxes playing in Europe in midweek. Rodgers will be eager to find Leicester’s third win of the season.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Leicester City

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