Match Preview, Brighton v. Leicester, likely line-up’s, best bet, head to head, legends from the past, players in both camps + +

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Brighton away will never be easy and as The Seagulls are progressing, Leicester need to stop the rot and get all three points on board, but as we did see against Man City and Napoli, major and majestic football clubs, you will not get anything for free.

Date: 19.09.21, Venue: The Amex, Match: Premier League

The season start has been encouraging for Brighton as they have picked up 9 points from their first four games. Brighton did see a defeat v. Everton with wins coming against Burnley, Brentford and Watford. They have also added one more win in the EFL Cup v. Cardiff.

Not probably the best teams, but to be an instant collector of three points is still impressive. Brighton do have players to look up for and they can upset anyone on their best days.

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Leicester City

Manager: Brendan Rodgers, profile

Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Schmeichel – Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand – Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare – Iheanacho, Vardy, Barnes, Subs: Ward, Lookman, Albrighton, Amartey, Daka, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Manager: Graham Potter, profile

Likely Line-Up, (3-4-3), Sanchez – Webster, Dunk, Duffy – Cucurella, Bissouma, Lallana, Weltman – Welbeck, Trossard, Maupay, Subs: Moder, MacAllister, March, Steele, Richards, Alzate, Scherpen, Roberts, Locadia

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Looking at previous meetings we do have a long list of interesting games to pick from with the first league fixture between the two taking place as late as 1978, when Leicester came out 4-1 winners at home. Two goals from Billy Hughes one each from Trevor Christie and Keith Weller made this a comfortable win in one of the first games under manager Jock Wallace, seeing a Leicester team pretty much based on players from that previous era. Mick Duffy was a player also in the team that evening.

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Over the years in Premier League games it’s been a Leicester advantage as they have not lost any of those games in recent years, winning seven and draws in two. We do hope this will continue but probably the most difficult task coming this Sunday as the Brighton team has improved season by season.

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To see previous Brighton wins you need to go back to those Championship games and 2014 when The Seagulls shocked many by winning 4-1 and King Power, Leicester’s goal from Taylor-Fletcher, with former foxes Leo Ulloa (2) and Jesse Lingard on the scoresheet, with Stephen Ward adding up the fourth.

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One other game that also comes to mind is the rainy clash at Withdean Stadium back in the 2002/03 season when Leicester came out winners with a Brian Deane single goal seperating the two teams, Brighton 0, Leicester 1.

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