Leicester vs Brighton Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

11 December 2020 10:30

Leicester City host Brighton under the lights at the King Power Stadium on Sunday night in the final match of the Premier League weekend.

The Foxes followed up an emphatic victory at Bramall Lane with a win midweek in the Europa League against AEK Athens, as they confirmed top spot in their group. Brighton travel to Leicester after a late Danny Ings penalty was the difference in the home defeat to Southampton.


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Sunday 13 December
What Time Is Kick Off? 19:15 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream?
Amazon Prime Video, NBC Sports (USA)
Referee? Martin Atkinson


Team News

Leicester's James Maddison was rested and didn't feature in the Europa League in midweek, so the English midfielder will be fresh and available for selection this weekend.

Both Caglar Soyuncu and Timothy Castagne are both major doubts for Brighton's visit, while Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira are both still unavailable.

James Maddison was rested in midweek | James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images

Brighton are still without Adam Lallana who is out with a groin problem picked up against his former club Liverpool. Alexis Mac Allister and Davy Propper are both back in contention for the Seagulls.


Predicted Lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Justin; Maddison, Perez, Vardy

Brighton: Ryan; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, White, Bissouma, March, Gross; Maupay, Welbeck


Recent Form

The Foxes go into this weekend in the top four after getting back to winning ways against Sheffield United last weekend.

Leicester go into this weekend in 4th place | Pool/Getty Images

A finely-weighted pass from James Maddison was slotted away by Jamie Vardy in the 90th minute in a crucial game for Brendan Rogers' men. The last-minute victory means that Leicester are within three points of league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

In their last eight away games, Brighton have matched their points tally for their previous 20 away from home with 14. Which means despite an unfortunate home loss against Southampton, the seagulls can take positives from their recent outings on the road. Last weekend's defeat, despite being their first in four, has left them within four points of the relegation zone.

Here's how the two clubs have fared in their last five.

Leicester City

Leicester City 2-0 AEK Athens (10/12)
Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City (6/12)
Zorya Luhansk 1-0 Leicester City (3/12)
Leicester City 1-2 Fulham (30/11)
Braga 3-3 Leicester City (26/11)

Brighton

Brighton 1-2 Southampton (07/12)
Brighton 1-1 Liverpool (28/11)
Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton (21/11)
Brighton 0-0 Burnley (6/11)
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton (1/11)


Prediction

It should be a win for the hosts | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Leicester's changes in midweek allowed some key players to be rested, meaning they are as sharp as possible for the Sunday night kick off. Brighton's away form, however impressive, will not prove to be a match for the Foxes' quality in attacking areas.

Prediction: Leicester City 2-0 Brighton


Source: 90min