Leicester City and Brentford are set to clash in a Premier League match at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday. The Foxes have had a disappointing run of form lately, having lost their last four games and conceding over 1.5 goals in three of their last five outings. They currently sit 16th in the Premier League table, just two points above bottom club Southampton. On the other hand, the Bees occupy eighth place and are only three points outside the top five. They come into this match after a 2-0 victory over Southampton in midweek, with Ivan Toney and Yoane Wissa scoring the goals.
Despite seeing just 35% of the ball at St. Mary’s, Brentford managed to rack up 11 shots, with five of them being on target. Thanks to a 12-game unbeaten run between October and February, the Bees have only lost one of their previous 14 Premier League matches. Having avoided defeat in each of their last nine home league games, Brentford are in a strong position to take down Leicester City this weekend.
Leicester’s recent struggles have been due to their poor defensive record, having conceded a whopping 46 goals this season. They have lost 16 of their 26 Premier League matches, meaning only Southampton has suffered more defeats. Leicester will be without James Justin, Youri Tielemans, Victor Kristiansen, and Ryan Bertrand, while Wout Faes is suspended. Brentford, on the other hand, will be without the injured duo of Keane Lewis-Potter and Thomas Strakosha, while Mads Roerslev Rasmussen is a doubt.
Looking at the head-to-head record, Leicester is unbeaten in their last five meetings with Brentford. However, it is the Bees who head into Saturday’s showdown as favourites. Each of the last four meetings between the two sides has produced over 2.5 goals, suggesting that we should see a high-scoring encounter at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Brentford’s impressive form this season has been down to the contributions of their star striker Ivan Toney. The 25-year-old has scored 22 goals in the Championship this season and has continued his scoring form in the Premier League, with nine goals to his name. Toney’s partnership with Yoane Wissa has also been fruitful for Brentford, with the duo combining for six goals in the Premier League.
Leicester’s attack has been inconsistent this season, with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho failing to find the back of the net on a regular basis. The Foxes have failed to score on three occasions in their last five outings and will need to improve their attack if they are to get a positive result against Brentford.
In conclusion, Saturday’s match between Brentford and Leicester City promises to be an exciting encounter. Brentford will be looking to continue their impressive run of form and secure a victory that would keep them in the hunt for a European spot. Leicester, on the other hand, will be desperate to end their losing run and climb up the Premier League table.