Leicester vs Brentford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/08/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Football Whispers' Predictions for Leicester vs Brentford

Leicester underperformed in the Premier League last season and there is a lot of pressure on Brendan Rodgers to get his team back in the mix for European football. Brentford proved to be one of the surprise packages in their debut season in the Premier League but there are concerns that the Bees could suffer from second-season syndrome in 2022/23.

Over 2.5 Goals

We're expecting goals in this game as each of the last three meetings between the Foxes and the Bees have produced over 2.5 goals. Five of Leicester's last six outings, all friendlies, have witnessed at least three goals scored while three of Brentford's last five matches have also produced over 2.5 goals, adding further weight to our first prediction for Sunday's clash.

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Both Teams to Score

Both teams have scored in four of the last six encounters between these two clubs and we're expecting history to repeat itself this weekend. Four of Leicester's last six matches have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard while Brentford have only failed to score in one of their last six matches, so you can see why we're not convinced that either side will keep their clean sheet intact on Sunday.

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Leicester vs Brentford: Stats, Markets & Odds

Leicester looking for their fifth straight win against Brentford

Leicester City are yet to sign a single new player in the summer transfer window, though, Dennis Praet has rejoined the club following a loan spell at Torino. Kaspar Schmeichel has left the club after a long period of service, joining Ligue 1 side Nice for around £1m, while Jakupovic has been released from his contract and Lookman has returned to RB Leipzig after his loan spell came to an end.

Leicester Predicted Lineup: Ivensen, Evans, Fofana, Justin, Pereira, Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi, Castagne, Barnes, Maddison & Vardy

Brentford took a gamble on Hull City's Keane Lewis-Potter with the 21-year-old winger costing the club £17m, while Scottish left-back Aaron Hickey made a £14.85m move from Serie A side Bologna. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha and centre-back Ben Mee has also joined the club on free transfers. Losing Cristian Eriksen could prove to be the biggest blow for Brentford this season as the Dane decided to sign a contract with Manchester United.

Brentford Predicted Lineup: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Onyeka, Janelt, Jensen, Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa

Team News

Leicester: Ryan Bertrand, Harvey Barnes, Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Perez, Hamza Choudhury, Danny Ward and Ricardo Pereira are all injury concerns.

Brentford: Kristoffer Ajer, Sergi Canos and Ethan Pinnock look set to miss the trip to the Midlands through injury.

Q&A – Leicester vs Brentford

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Leicester are the clear favourites to win with all bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Leicester 2-1 Brentford.
  • What time is kick-off? – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET.