Written by Samuel Brady
Brighton & Hove Albion travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Sunday evening as they look to put Monday’s 2-1 home defeat against Southampton behind them.
Graham Potter’s side will need a much-improved performance against the foxes if they are to get a result with Leicester coming into the game off the back of their narrow 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, as well a win over AEK Athens mid-week in the Europa League.
Neal Maupay’s missed penalty meant the last meeting between the two sides ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the restart of last season. That result is the latest in an unwanted record for The Seagulls as they have failed to beat Leicester in any of their six Premier League fixtures with the Foxes having won four and two draws.
Brighton will again be without midfielder Adam Lallana after the groin injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool a fortnight ago. Davy Propper and Alexis MacAllister are both in line to make a return following their recent absences. Leicester’s James Maddison is expected to return having missed the mid-week win over Athens with a knee problem whilst Daniel Amartey (thigh) and Timothy Castagne (hamstring) will not be available. Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Perreira are also doubtful for the clash with groin injuries.
Brighton could potentially move up 15th in the table with a win depending on Arsenal’s result against Burnley. Leicester need a win to maintain their spot in the Champions league places.
Score prediction: Leicester 2-2 Brighton
Sub-edited by Cameron Winstanley