Sunday, April 18, 2021

Under 2.5 goals at Brighton vs Leicester 7/10 for Saturday’s Premier League showdown

Competition: Premier League

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

In a contest between two sides in the midst of a recent struggle, Brighton will welcome Leicester to an empty Amex on Saturday night.

Starting with the hosts, suffering what was that hugely controversial 1-0 defeat away at relegation scrappers West Brom last weekend, The Seagulls still find themselves looking over their shoulder at the drop zone. Enduring a dreadful week on the South Coast after that stunning late defeat against rivals Crystal Palace last month, there is growing pressure on Graham Potter’s position. Losing three of their last four contests including that 1-0 loss at the King Power on EFL Cup duties, the former Swansea boss will have a real headache over his side’s remarkable issues in the final third. Missing two penalties against the Baggies last time out and drawing a blank, Brighton have mustered 40 shots on goal in their last two defeats, managing to find the net on just one occasion.

As for the visitors, while Leicester might have come from behind to grab a point away at Burnley in midweek, The Foxes are another side enduring a recent blip. Crashing out of the Europa League thanks to what was a shock 2-0 defeat against Czech outfit Slavia Praha on home soil, Brendan Rodgers’ side followed that up with a drumming against Arsenal. Now in a real battle if they’re to secure themselves a top-four finish this season and avoid another public collapse, the former Celtic boss finds his squad seeking a boost. Dealing with a stacked injury list that includes the likes of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, the Blues have shown their own problems in the final third. With five of the last six meetings between Saturday’s opponents seeing under 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome this weekend.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Brighton vs Leicester 7/10 for Saturday’s Premier League showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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