Leicester will take on Brentford at King Power on Sunday evening in round 30 of the AFL. The visitors have recovered from a series of setbacks and will put the Foxes up against them. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet betting.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are only 12th in the domestic league, 15 points adrift of the Europa League zone. In the 26 rounds played, 40 goals have been scored and 45 conceded. Such sloppy defensive play and poor results were linked with injuries to defenders Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans and Timothy Castanja. However, the French centre-back is back, which will give the team more confidence. On the attack, though, things have improved significantly with Thielemans and Maddison scoring 13 goals apiece.
Last weekend, the Foxes lost 2-0 at the Emirates to Arsenal, although they had several opportunities to clear the Ramsdale net. Last Thursday, they reached the Europa League quarter-finals, beating French side Rennes 2-0 and 2-1 on aggregate. Incidentally, it was Fofana, who returned to the pitch with a goal at Roisson Park, who ensured the Foxes qualified.
Thomas Farke’s side had a dismal winter, losing 8 times in 10 games before being beaten twice. However, the Red-Blacks broke through in the spring: they beat Norwich 1-3 at Carrow Road thanks to a hat-trick by Ivan Toney, then beat Burnley 2-0 at home. Now the Danish coach’s charges sit 15th with 30 points. The team have scored 32 goals and conceded 45.
Key defender Matthias Jorgensen has recovered from injury. It also helped that Christian Eriksen returned to the pitch – there is no doubt the attacking midfielder will be fit to play in the remaining games of the season. Back-up defender Julien Janvier and midfielder Tarik Fosu are also out injured.
The teams have already met in the first round of the domestic league this season and the Foxes were stronger this season at home – 1:2. In 3 of the last 4 head-to-head games, the teams have exchanged goals.
Leicester vs Brentford
The hosts had a tough match in France last Thursday and will surely not be in optimal condition. Wesley Fofana is back in action, but Bertrand, Castaigne and Jonny Evans are still in the sack. The Foxes will score despite the absence of Vardy, but the chances of keeping their own goal intact are slim. “Brentford are making good progress, with striker Ivan Toney scoring 5 goals in their last two games and Christian Eriksen leading the attack. Our prediction is for a two-goal win.