Leicester City play Brentford in the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Leicester City go into this game after beating Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla 1-0 in their last friendly. A goal from midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall secured Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City victory.
Brentford, meanwhile, beat Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis 1-0 in their last friendly. French attacker Bryan Mbeumo scored the only goal of the game to secure the win for Thomas Frank’s Brentford.
Leicester City vs Brentford head to head and key figures
- In four head-to-head meetings between the two teams, Leicester City have the clear advantage after winning all four games.
- Veteran striker Jamie Vardy was under goals again for Leicester City last season, scoring 15 league goals.
- Winger Harvey Barnes managed 10 league assists for Leicester City last season.
- For Brentford, Ivan Toney was the star of last season; The 26-year-old scored 12 league goals.
- French attacker Bryan Mbeumo recorded 11 goals in La Liga.
Leicester City vs Brentford Prediction
Leicester City finished 8th in the league last season and were a frustratingly inconsistent side. The foxes have been inactive on the transfer market so far, the departure of long-time goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to Nice has further degraded their squad.
More spending could be on the horizon, with key players like James Maddison and Wesley Fofana attracting significant interest from Premier League clubs. Manager Brendan Rodgers will surely be frustrated as uncertainty continues to swirl around the club’s most prized assets.
Brentford, on the other hand, surprised many by finishing 13th in the league last season. Unlike Leicester City, Brentford have been extremely active in the transfer market, with left-back Aaron Hickey, attacker Keane Lewis-Potter and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha all joining the club.
Some would say Brentford have signed the players that Leicester City would normally target and sign. By hanging on to stars like Ivan Toney and Christian Norgaard, Brentford should ideally look to repeat last season’s success with the understanding that they surpassed last season.
Brentford caused some surprises last season; Would a win over Leicester City qualify as one this season?
Forecast: Leicester City 1-2 Brentford
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Leicester City vs Brentford betting tips
Tip 1: Result – Brentford
Tip 2: Play with over/under 2.5 goals – over 2.5 goals
Tip 3: Leicester City scores first – Yes
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