Foot Predictions shows the FA Cup clash on Wednesday between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion both will aim to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they clash at King Power Stadium for the fifth round clash on Wednesday night.
The hosts drew goalless with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last match, while Brighton also won a point in the battle against Burnley.
Not even the highly anticipated return of Jamie Vardy can help propel Leicester to victory at Molineux on Sunday, as Brendan RodgersThe men were further behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race, with a 0-0 draw in the West Midlands.
With just a solitary win in his last four Premier League matches, third-placed Foxes is now seven points behind, having played one game more than Man City, and his recent disheartening form could end up costing him in the battle for glory.
King Power’s faithful may be confident of a turnaround in luck now that Vardy is back and ready for action again, but his absence was well and truly felt by the side of Rodgers, who temporarily turn their attention to another realistic chance of a silver piece this season.
Two trips for championship teams in Stoke City and Brentford saw Leicester score seven goals and concede just one in two routine wins, and they remain on course for the best result from last season in the FA Cup, where Chelsea eliminated them in the fourth- final.
Still unsuccessful in England’s most prestigious competition, Leicester’s current crop will certainly feel able to record their names in the club’s history books this season, but Brighton’s recent form has dared them to dream too.
In large part, for an inspired performance by Robert Sanchez in Brighton’s goal, this week’s visitors got a share of the spoils from the match with Burnley in Turf Moor.
Lewis DunkHeader was canceled by a rare goal from Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the day, with Brighton unable to follow his historic victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool with a third triumph in recovery, but his recent results are still an excellent read.
Now unbeaten in his last five Premier League games – winning three and drawing two, with four clean sheets – Brighton’s attempt to survive is gaining momentum, and his results are beginning to reflect the nature of his performances, as they are 10 points ahead 15º drop zone.
Graham PotterThe team’s team is synonymous with games with low scores and set a similar pattern in the early stages of the FA Cup – passing through Newport County on penalties before beating Blackpool 2-1 – and the Seagulls now aspire to reach the quarterfinals. final finals for the third time in four seasons.
The last time Brighton beat Leicester was in the 2013/14 championship campaign, and the Foxes won a 3-0 win when the two teams met in the Premier League in December.
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Vardy had a 30-minute chance against Wolves over the weekend, but with Liverpool waiting for the Foxes on February 13, it would be a surprise to see the 34-year-old at risk in this game.
Rodgers is hopeful of having Wilfred Ndidi back to this game but Timothy Castagne, Dennis Praet and Wesley Fofana everyone stays out.
Several changes since the Wolfs’ stalemate could start with Danny Ward replacing Kasper Schmeichel in goal while Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton and Luke Thomas everyone will be hopeful to participate from the first whistle.
Brighton defender Adam Webster he was sent off with an ankle injury against Burnley, although Potter described the early signs as “encouraging” so he could have a chance to return quickly.
Davy Propper and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are considered to have little chance of returning for this as well, but the likes of Solly March, Tariq Lamptey and Jason Steele have been absent for the longest time.
Steele’s absence must see Christian Walton delivered an opportunity between the sticks while Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate – the last of which was dropped for Burnley’s trip after his winner at Anfield – they can all win matches too.
Webster must lose and Dan Burn move to Potter’s three backs, there may be a debut on the left side for the 19 year old Michal Karbownik.
Possible initial line-up for Leicester City:
Nursery; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Mendy; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho
Possible initial lineup for Brighton & Hove Albion:
Walton; White, sunk, burnt; Veltman, Alzate, Bissouma, Karbownik; Lallana, Trossard; Welbeck
Probability: Leicester City 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester did not exactly demonstrate a prolific nature with Vardy out of the team, and a series of changes could make Brighton believe that a shock could be in the cards. The Seagulls already beat Liverpool away in 2021 and found their defensive determination, but we still think the Foxes will do enough to get past the line and keep their chances of a FA Cup triumph alive for the first time.
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