Brighton Preview vs Leicester

Brighton return to Premier League action after the international break when they entertain Leicester City at the Amex.

The Seagulls will be looking to get back to winning ways after being beaten 2-1 at Cardiff City prior to the international commitments.

However, international football came at the wrong time for Leicester who were unbeaten in their last three games and so they will be hoping to carry on that momentum against Albion.

Team News

Let’s start with Brighton and they could have all of Pascal Gross, Davy Propper, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Jurgen Locadia fit and available.

Gross and Propper would be big boost to have back with them being out of the last eight and four games respectively with ankle injuries.

Jahanbakhsh missed the defeat to Cardiff after picking up a hamstring strain against Everton. Locadia, like Jahanbakhsh missed the defeat to Cardiff through illness.

However, The Seagulls will be without Dale Stephens who serves the first of his three-match-ban after being sent off in the defeat over Cardiff.

If all the players above are fit to start Albion may well lineup as follows: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Jahanbakhsh, Propper, Kayal, Izquierdo, Gross and Murray.

Leicester are set to be without England centre-half, Harry Maguire who has a knee injury and Daniel Amartey, who is out with an ankle injury.

However, manager Claude Puel is hoping to have James Maddison fit for the game against The Seagulls after he missing the draw against Burnley prior to the international break with a knee injury.

If Maddison is fit, Leicester could lineup as follows: Schmeichel, Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Maddison, Ghezzal, Gray and Vardy.

Gross And Propper Could Get Brighton Back To Winning Ways

Brighton will be hoping the returns of both Pascal Gross and Davy Propper could get them back to winning ways.

Gross has been out since the start of September with an ankle injury he picked up in the draw over Fulham at the Amex and they have certainly have missed him.

In his absence Brighton have lacked the creativity and the set piece taking that Gross possesses. They have also missed his goals and assists, although Murray has scored three goals without Gross in the team he has struggled to get the support that Gross gives him.

Propper has been unavailable since the start of October with an ankle injury he suffered in the win over West Ham at the Amex.

Kayal has done well, while Propper has been missing, but he is a completely different player to Propper.

Propper gives you a playmaker who can get forward and join the attack, but can also sit in front of the defence and pick off the opposition and play some great forward balls to either Murray or the wingers.

Score Prediction

Saturday’s games should be an entertaining one between two quality sides who some nice passing footballs, but I’m going for a 2-1 win for Brighton as I think the home advantage and the potential return of Gross, Propper, Jahanbakhsh and Locadia will help them to pick up all three points.


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