Match Preview: Leicester 1-0 Brighton Predictions and Betting Tips 10.02.2021

Leicester – Brighton Predictions & Tips For Today, February 10, 2021.

League: ENGLAND: FA Cup – 1/8-finals
Match: 20:30 Leicester – Brighton
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • Leicester City were frustrated by a 0-0 draw over the weekend but are now unbeaten in 11 of their last 12 games (W7, D4, L1) as they enter this all-Premier League (PL) clash. With four of their last five victories coming at both HT/FT and each of those finishing with a 2+ goal margin, Brighton will be wary!
  • Don’t expect fireworks though, as 11 of Leicester’s last 12 FA Cup home fixtures produced under 2.5 goals for a per match average of just 1.75 (W7, D2, L3 – 90 minutes). Consequently, nine of those 12 games saw just one side score and therefore the first goal will likely be crucial, even more so as eight of the ‘Foxes’ ten PL home games won/lost have been won by the team that scored first.
  • Brighton will look to improve on their record of two FA Cup quarter final appearances from their last three seasons, although both eventual knockouts came away to PL opposition, each without reply. That’s noteworthy as manager Graham Potter is yet to see his side score against Leicester after three H2Hs (D1, L2).
  • Often plucky away, three of Brighton’s last four FA Cup away games needed extra time or penalties to settle the result (W3, L1). Notably, four of their last five trips in this competition saw both teams score, whilst two of the previous four saw the team conceding first qualify.
  • Players to watch: Leicester’s famous frontman Jamie Vardy is expected to return and has scored two goals in his last four FA Cup games, improving on his return of none from eight such games prior. Meanwhile, Brighton’s Danny Welbeck has scored in the FA Cup in the last four seasons in which he appeared in the tournament.
  • Hot stat: Amongst PL sides, only Tottenham (nine) have scored more than Leicester’s seven FA Cup goals ahead of this round – each were scored by different players.
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13.12.20 PL Leicester Brighton 3 : 0
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