Leicester City Begin Life Without Schmeichel as They Host Brentford

    Leicester City vs Brentford - 07/08/2022

    Leicester City Begin Life Without Schmeichel as They Host Brentford
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    05/08/22 6572

    One of the three fixtures to be played in the English Premier League on the 7th of August sees Brentford travel to the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City.

    The hosts will be hoping they can avoid injury problems this season and mount a challenge for European football while the visitors will want to consolidate their position in the Premier League.

    Leicester City come into the season on the back of a strong showing during their friendly matches.

    The Foxes played 6 preseason games and remained undefeated for 5 of those matches, enjoying 4 wins in succession. The wins came over Hull City, Derby County, Preston North End, and Sevilla.

    Leicester City enjoyed a good run of 4 games without defeat at the end of the previous Premier League campaign.

    They beat Norwich City and Southampton at home plus Watford away. The only dropped points came in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea, which was a good result.

    Home form in the Premier League shows Leicester City have lost only 1 of their 9 most recent fixtures in the competition. They have won 5 of their last 7 league matches at the King Power Stadium, including wins over Leeds United, Brentford, and Crystal Palace.

    Trends show over 2.5 goals have been scored in Leicester City's last 3 home games in the Premier League, with both teams scoring in 4 of their last 6 on home soil.

    Brentford travel to the King Power Stadium having won their final 2 fixtures of preseason. There were wins over Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Betis, with the latter a 1-0 home victory.

    The Bees finished last season strongly and won 5 of their final 8 Premier League fixtures. There were wins over Chelsea, Watford, and Everton away plus West Ham United and Southampton at home.

    Brentford’s away form shows 3 wins from their 4 most recent away Premier League fixtures and both teams have scored in 6 of their last 7 league games on the road.

    Trends show in Brentford's last 7 away matches of the Premier League, there have been over 2.5 goals scored.

    They have been struggling when it comes to defending when playing away in the Premier League and in their last 16 away matches in the competition, Brentford have conceded at least one goal.

    Looking ahead to the team news and Leicester city are expected to be without Ricardo Pereira due to injury. There are doubts over the fitness of Ryan Bertrand and Kasper Schmeichel has left the club after 11 years, meaning Danny Ward could play in goal.

    Brentford have some key players unavailable for this game, with Sergi Canos, Ethan Pinnock, and Kristoffer Ajer on the treatment table. Keane Lewis-Potter and Aaron Hickey could make their debut.

    Leicester City fans will be disappointed to see Kasper Schmeichel leave the club but they must look forward with the new season starting.

    We expect to see both teams scoring in this game but with home advantage and some key players missing for the opposition, Leicester City should come out on top, with over 2.5 goals scored.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.95 3.80 3.50 no no no
    2 - 2(1 - 0)
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