Leicester City vs Brighton – Match preview, team news and predictions

The Foxes go into this encounter without a permanent manager after parting ways with Claude Puel on Sunday. The Frenchman was sacked due to uninspiring run of results which saw them dropped to 12th position in the League standings.

Meanwhile, first-team manager Mike Stowell is set to guide the team later today as the hierarchies currently search for Puel’s replacement.

The Foxes are without a win since their 1-0 victory over Everton in January and they were surprisingly beaten by Championship side Newport County; struggling Premier League sides Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Southampton prior to Puel’s dismissal.

The host will hope to begin post Puel era on winning note and Stowell will hope he gets the job on permanent basis just like Craig Shakespeare who became permanent manager after replacing Claudio Ranieri on short-term deal.

Brighton haven’t fared any better either. The Seagulls are currently passing through hard time and they have played seven league games without a win.

The unwanted run of results have seen them dropped to 16th position, three points away from relegation zone. Chris Hughton’s team are yet to record any victory since the turn of the year while they’ve conceded 52 goals so far this season.

However, the Amex outfits maintained impressive run in the FA Cup competition having made it through to the quarter-final round. They defeated Frank Lampard’s Derby County two weeks ago to reach the final eight of the world’s oldest football competition.

Team News

Davy Pröpper could return to Brighton’s starting lineup having missed last outing against Derby due to illness.

Inspirational striker Glenn Murray is set to regain his spot in Hughton’s first XI after missing his side’s 2-1 victory over Derby as result of his calf injury.

Solly March, Jose Izquierdo, Lewis

Dunk and Leon Balogun are major doubts for today’s game, though, they all have slim chances of making the team’s squad list.

Jurgen Locadia is definitely out of the encounter after suffering a short-term injury which could rule him out of action for two weeks.

As for Leicester City, Marc Albrighton is out of action for the rest of the season and he is expected to play No part in today’s encounter.

Ghanaian international Daniel Amartey is back from an ankle injury but it remain to be seen if he will be named in the starting lineup.

Ben Chiwell is equally back from sideline after missing last week’s 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Prediction

Both clubs have met 32 times and they have recorded 13 wins apiece, hence, there is a great possibility that tonight’s game could end in stalemate.
However, considering Leicester City’s poor form at King Power stadium, Brighton might pull up a surprise result.

Our final prediction — Leicester 1 : 2 Brighton

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