Leicester City will look to take another huge step toward Champions League qualification when they host Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening.
The Foxes were only able to manage a 1-1 draw with Watford in their return to action on Saturday but remain third in the Premier League, eight points clear of Manchester United in fifth and three ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers will have his players on guard, however, with Brighton travelling to the King Power Stadium off the back of a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday, thanks to Neal Maupay’s last-minute winner for the Seagulls.
Graham Potter’s men are now 15th, five points clear of the relegation zone, and must now be fancying their chances of extending their top-flight stay for another season.
Can Leicester get back to winning ways and nail down their place in the top four or will Brighton make another leap toward Premier League safety?
Leicester City vs Brighton kick-off time and details
Competition Premier League
Venue: King Power Stadium
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Kick-off: 6:00PM (UK time)
Where to watch Leicester City vs Brighton on TV
UK: Sky Sports Main Event
Leicester City & Brighton’s previous line-ups:
Leicester City (vs Watford): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Albrighton, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
Brighton (vs Arsenal): Ryan; Schelotto, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Propper, Bissouma; Mooy, Groß, Trossard; Maupay.
Neither side has any fresh absentees following their matches at the weekend, but both managers could be persuaded to make changes due to fixture congestion.
Players to watch:
Leicester City: With the Premier League fully underway again, the race for the Golden Boot continues. Jamie Vardy dominated the early running for this award but despite sitting in 19 goals, the former England international has netted in just one of his last nine league outings, also still chasing his 100th Premier League strike. Vardy remains top of the Golden Boot standings for now, but he’ll need to find more consistency in front of goal soon with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Ings and Sergio Aguero breathing down his neck.
Brighton: Saturday’s win over Arsenal wasn’t just a huge confidence boost for Brighton, it was also a massive step in the Seagulls’ quest for Premier League safety. One way or another, whether you seem him as the hero or the villain, Neal Maupay played a huge role in the victory. The French striker controversially barged into Arsenal shot-stopper Bernd Leno, causing the German to land awkwardly and pick up what looks like a lengthy injury — Leno was quick to let Maupay know just what he thought of the incident as he was stretchered off the pitch. But Maupay wasn’t done there. No, the 23-year-old then broke Arsenal hearts further by bagging a winner for Brighton deep into injury-time before getting involved in a tussle with the opposition and urging the Gunners to show more “humility”. You can expect Maupay to be front and centre once again in this one.
Scoreline prediction: Leicester City 2-1 Brighton
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