Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds
The Premier League is back with a bang for its 34th week of action-packed football. On Sunday, Brentford is set to face a mighty challenge in Leicester in an away fixture at King Power stadium.
Brentford has so far enjoyed a good season despite hiccups in the middle whereas Leicester is looking to recover from a mammoth loss that they suffered at the hands of Arsenal.
Even though Leicester has a sizeable advantage going into this game, Brentford is known to put up a strong fight when faced against big teams.
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds
|FcTables||Win Probability: 46%||Win Probability: 26%||Leicester|
|Oddschecker||Odds: 22/19||Odds: 27/10||Leicester|
|Smarkets||Odds: 2.1||Odds: 3.1||Leicester|
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Leicester hasn’t been their original self this season with the team struggling to pose any challenge so far. This is showcased in the form of inconsistency that has fanned their hope of finishing in the top 5.
They put up quality performances in February and March when they took down the challenges of Leeds United and Burnley pretty easily.
In their last game against Arsenal, the away side had no answer to Gunner’s attack with the latter team decimating the 12th placed team with a 2-0 margin. They have secured 9 triumphs and 11 defeats in 26 games so far.
On the other hand, Brentford hasn’t been largely successful in trying to break into the top 10 but has done enough to keep themselves out of the relegation zone.
Their February campaign was kind of a bummer with the side plummeting continuously after losses to Everton, Man City, Arsenal, and Newcastle United. But they are looking to stage a late comeback with two significant victories against Norwich and Burnley this month.
They are currently placed in 15th position with 8 wins, 6 draws, and 15 defeats so far in 29 premier league games.
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Matches: 3: Leicester: 3 Brentford: 0 Draw: 0
Recent Meeting: Leicester defeated Brentford by a 2-1 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds: Offensive and Defensive Stats
The Leicester attack will be led by Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho who has scored 7 goals and assisted on 9 occasions so far this season. He is expected to return to the eleven and is looking for scoring opportunities with a rating of 6.65 in this season.
James Maddison has returned to form with 12 goals and 6 assists in 38 games for the side and will be a key candidate in creating chances against Brentford.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 8 goals and 7 assists but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top.
Looking at Brentford’s attack, it seems that the arrival of Ivan Toney has been in a blessing in disguise for the side. He has scored 13 goals and has assisted on 3 occasions in the 27 games along with 57.3% success in passes along with 0.7 dribbles and 1.1 key passes every game so far.
He will have to be backed up by the likes of Eriksen and Janelt who haven’t yet found their form for the team.
Vitaly Janelt has been proactive in the middle with 2 goals in 26 games along with 76% pass success. Christian Eriksen has assisted on one occasion for the side with a rating of 6.80 this season.
Leicester’s defense was shaken when they played Arsenal last week. Caglar Soyuncu has 86.2% pass success along with 1.6 tackles per game, 1.2 interceptions per game, and 3.9 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the full center back.
Daniel Amartey returning to the side does make a huge difference with the left-back doing a fine job on the backline. The star defender has a rating of 6.51 in 30 games.
Luke Thomas strength is to tackle consistently and clears the ball instantly. He has incredible numbers and is rated close to 6.81 in this season.
The backline of Jansson, Pinnock, and Henry will have to throw in a formidable challenge against Leicester. The Center back Pontus Jonnson has 80.2% pass success along with 5.1 clears per match which might turn out to be significant in the coming match.
Ethan Pinnock is a versatile player for the team who not only defends but creates chances. He has a goal and an assist in 30 games at 76.1% pass accuracy along with 1.6 tackles and 4.9 clears in the recent past.
Vladimir Coufal is an asset to the team with his intercepting skills and three goals scored in 28 games so far.
Brentford vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
The FCTables known for giving out spot-on predictions have given a 46% chance to Leicester whereas Brentford is tipped to grab 3 points with a 26% chance for this clash.
According to Oddschecker, the away side is given the best odds of 27/10 in contrast to that of the favorites who have favorable odds of 22/19.
On the other hand, FiveThirtyEight has gone on to predict hosts as the front runners in this interesting clash with a 46% chance whereas Brentford has been given a decent chance of 29% to emerging victorious.