Leicester v Brighton: match preview

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Brendan Rodgers blamed naivety for the extraordinary way Leicester allowed victory to turn into defeat against Tottenham on Wednesday, but his team are becoming old hands at shooting themselves in the foot. There is mitigation: they have been hampered by injuries all season and are still without a raft of key players. But they still need to wise up quickly if they are to retain hope of reaching Europe. Brighton have similar ambitions and are in much better form – all they need to do is sharpen their finishing and they could add to Leicester’s woes. Paul Doyle

Sunday 2pm

Venue King Power Stadium

Last season Leicester 3 Brighton 0

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G12 Y31 R2 2.75 cards/game

Odds H 8-5 A 9-2 D 12-5

LEICESTER

Subs from Ward, Jakupovic, McAteer, Daley-Campbell, Vestergaard, Justin, Choudhury, Pérez, Soumaré, Brunt

Doubtful None

Injured Evans (hamstring, Apr), Fofana (ankle, unknown), Bertrand (knee, unknown), Pereira (calf, Feb), Castagne (hamstring, Apr), Vardy (hamstring, Mar)

Suspended None

Unavailable Ndidi, Mendy, Iheanacho (all at Africa Cup of Nations)

Discipline Y26 R1

Form DLWLWL

Leading scorer Vardy 9

BRIGHTON

Subs from Scherpen, Welbeck, Alzate, Ferguson, Lallana, March, Dunk

Doubtful Dunk (knee), Lallana (hamstring)

Injured Sarmiento (hamstring, Feb), Mwepu (hamstring, Feb), Duffy (ankle, Feb), Steele (back, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Bissouma (Africa Cup of Nations)

Discipline Y42 R1

Form LWDWDD

Leading scorer Maupay 7

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