Leicester vs Brighton – Saturday 19th August 2017 – 15:00 

Leicester are 3/4 with Jamie Vardy at 7/2 to score first.


Leicester host Brighton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in the second weekend of the new Premier League season.

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 4-3 defeat against Arsenal, a tough result for Shakespeare's side.

It was an electric start to the match, with Arsenal debutant Alexandre Lacazette opening the scoring (2).

Shinji Okazaki ensured the lead didn't last long (5), with the Leicester forward exploiting some poor Gunners defending.

Jamie Vardy (29) gave Leicester the lead for the first time in the match, making it 2-1 with his first goal of the night.

Danny Welbeck equalised for Arsenal on the stroke of half-time (45+2), with the striker just beating the offside trap.

Jamie Vardy scored his second of the night to make it 3-2 to Leicester (56), before Aaron Ramsey equalised late in the game (83) to make it 3-3.

Arsenal completed an incredible comeback, when super-sub Olivier Giroud scored Arsenal's fourth just two minutes later (85).

Foxes Need Start

Leicester had a mixed campaign last season, with the defending Champions failing to find any fluidity in the league.

They will have been gutted to score three goals away from home and not secure any points.

It means they will have to maximise their home fixtures, including this opening home game against Brighton.

Leicester Favourites

Craig Shakespeare's side come into this match as favourites, with their pedigree informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Leicester, especially after their opening day defeat against the Gunners.

Leicester will be looking for a first league win in four matches against Brighton.


Big Challenge

The Seagulls come into this match in mixed form, losing 2-0 to title contenders Manchester City.

It was a tough assignment for Brighton first up, despite enjoying home advantage.

The Seagulls defended admirably up until the 70th minute, when Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for the Citizens.

Lewis Dunk scored an unfortunate own goal just five minutes later (75), to give Brighton a tough opening scoreline.

Gabriel Jesus also saw a goal disallowed, with the ball striking the Brazillian's hand before going into the Seagulls net.

Tough Follow Up

It will be a tough season for Chris Hughton, despite the club being automatically promoted from the Championship.

They have learned the hard way just how unforgiving the Premier League can be, especially after the Man City result.

The Seagulls have had two tough matches, against Man City and Atletico in the last two games.

Chris Hughton's side face a Foxes team who suffered a tough result themselves, both sides are looking to bounce back.


Seagulls Underdogs

Brighton come into this match as underdogs, with Craig Shakespeare's side overwhelming favourites for this match.

Chris Hughton's men will be looking to win this second fixture, giving them a great start to their Premier League campaign.

The Seagulls will be looking to register a third successive win against the Foxes in league fixtures.

Brighton are 19/5 with Tomer Hemed and Glenn Murray at 15/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Iheanacho to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1

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