Brighton vs Leicester City Prediction, 3/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Leicester City
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+230) Leicester City (+115)
Neal Maupay and Brighton (5-11-10, 16th in the EPL) host Leicester City (15-5-7, 3rd in the EPL) at The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +115 while the Seagulls are at +230. The total is set at 2.5.
Brighton played West Brom in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 82.2% rate by connecting on 471 out of their 573 passing attempts in their last outing. Brighton attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 12 of those tries for a rate of 85.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Brighton walked away from the pitch at a 46.2% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Brighton averages 0.96 goals per 90 min (25 total goals) and have racked up 15 assists in all games for the year.
Neal Maupay is a guy who can be a difference maker for Brighton. Maupay has had a starting assignment in 161 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has recorded 72 goals in 14,794 professional minutes played. He has totaled 20 assists while tallying 33 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Leandro Trossard, the forward who is from Belgium. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times thus far in his career while he has scored 59 total goals. Trossard has been on the pitch for 14,168 mins in 158 career starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (11-12-18 record in his career) has 12 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.3% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 177 shots tried at him in 41 starts. His GA/90 is 1.4 (58 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 69.5. Sanchez has defended the goal for 3,690 mins and has tallied 124 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Leicester City went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Burnley. They finished the contest by converting 482 out of their 565 passes they attempted for a rate of 85.3%. Leicester City ended the game with a 44.4% successful dribble rate by completing 4 out of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Leicester City had 4 shots attempted out of 15 shots attempted which had them at a 26.7% clip when they last took the field. With 43 goals and 28 assists in all competitions, Leicester City is averaging 1.59 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 min.
Youri Tielemans will be counted on for Leicester City. The midfielder from Belgium has 20,212 professional minutes while earning 43 goals. He has collected 30 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. He sports an average of 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has started 228 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jamie Vardy, the forward representing England. He has accounted for 166 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 53 different times. Vardy has earned himself 37 yellow cards in 26,419 mins played (303 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.57.
Kasper Schmeichel will reside in front of the goal for Leicester City. During his career, Schmeichel has conceded 590 goals while earning 1,535 saves in 524 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 240-136-150. He sports a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.4%. Schmeichel has racked up 180 clean sheets while seeing 2,108 shots against him in 47,174 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Leicester City (+115) and under 2.5 goals
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