Brighton vs Leicester City Prediction, 9/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+180) Leicester City (+150)
The American Express Community Stadium is the site where Leandro Trossard and Brighton (3-0-1, 6th in the EPL) will take on Leicester City (2-0-2, 9th in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goalies are Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Brighton are at +180 while the Foxes are at +150. The total opens at 2.5.
Brighton stepped onto the pitch against Brentford in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Brighton attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and completed 8 of the tries for a percentage of 47.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 81.7% passes received percentage by converting 421 out of their 515 pass targets last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Brighton finished the game at a 50.0% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 4 shots. Brighton averages 1.25 goals per 90 minutes (5 goals in total) and have racked up 5 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Leandro Trossard is a player who can be a difference maker for Brighton. Trossard has been given a starting assignment in 173 matches in his career and he scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Belgium has 63 goals scored in 15,365 mins played. He has totaled 25 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Neal Maupay, the forward hailing from France. Maupay has been on the pitch for 15,829 minutes during 173 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 75 goals. He currently averages 0.43 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Brighton is Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (18-15-24 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 18 shutouts, which gives him a 31.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 229 shots tried at him in 57 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (74 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.9. Sanchez has seen the field for a total of 5,130 mins and is sitting with 161 stops in his career.
For their last outing, Leicester City took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Manchester City. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 310 of the 371 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 83.6%. Leicester City finished the match with a 71.4% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. Leicester City converted 1 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which gave them a 16.7% clip in their last match. With a total of 4 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Leicester City is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Jamie Vardy will need to provide a spark for Leicester City. He is currently averaging 0.55 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 318 matches so far in his career. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 27,742 professional minutes and has scored 171 goals. He has collected 38 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 58 times. You should also keep an eye on James Maddison, the midfielder who represents England. Maddison has earned himself a total of 24 yellow card warnings in 14,186 minutes played (160 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.27. He has accumulated 43 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 different times.
Kasper Schmeichel will be looking after the goal for Leicester City. Schmeichel has racked up 183 clean sheets and has defended 2,158 shots tried against him in 48,524 minutes in his career. He has a save % of 72.5 and his shutout rate is currently 34.0%. He has surrendered 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 247-137-157. In his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has surrendered 615 goals and has tallied 1,563 saves in 539 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (+150)
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