Leicester City V Brentford Preview: Team News, Probable Lineup, and Prediction

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Leicester City and Brentford will kick off their 2022-23 Premier League season on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City V Brentford Preview: Team News, Probable Lineup and Prediction

The Bees will be eager to build on comfortably avoiding relegation during their maiden season in the division, while the Foxes will be seeking to rebound from a dismal campaign last time around.

Leicester City V Brentford Match Preview

Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester, would like to answer no questions about the futures of several of his important players during what feels like a make-or-break Premier League season.

However, that is where the Foxes are at the moment after failing to sign a single player for the first squad due to worries over a lack of transfer cash.

After being permitted to sign with Nice, Kasper Schmeichel has already added a significant loss to the team, so Rodgers will believe Wesley Fofana, Youri Tielemans, and James Maddison mustn’t follow the illustrious Dane out the exit door.

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With Leicester having aspirations to compete for a return to European football, only one of that trio may realistically be transferred, but the East Midlands team are merely outsiders to reach that goal.

Despite this, Rodgers will be pleased with the team’s preseason performance; the team’s most recent win, its fourth in a row, came against Sevilla last weekend.

Brentford also finished their schedule with a victory over a Spanish team, defeating Real Betis 1-0.

Thomas Frank might not be overly optimistic about preseason, but he will be pleased with the Bees’ performance in the transfer market since the end of the last campaign.

Thomas Strakosha, Ben Mee, Aaron Hickey, and Keane Lewis-Potter were high-profile acquisitions that Brentford made after beating out competitions.

Leicester City V Brentford Preview: Team News, Probable Lineup and Prediction

The London team is expected to outperform its stellar 13th-place finish during 2021–22, while a time of acclimatization is to be expected.

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Team News

Ricardo Pereira, who suffered an Achilles injury against Sevilla last Saturday, won’t be available for Leicester.

As a result, Rodgers might decide to utilize a back three, with James Justin and Timothy Castagne playing at the wings and Daniel Amartey joining the squad once again.

Due to a knee injury, Daniel Iversen is anticipated to start in goal instead of Harvey Barnes.

Frank chose a back four against Real Betis, and because of the ensuing clean sheet and impressive performance, the same Brentford side and system may be used on Sunday.

Hickey and Mee would therefore start in defense, leaving Lewis-Potter to fill one of the replacement positions.

Leicester City V Brentford Probable Lineup

Leicester City’s possible starting lineup:

Iversen; Amartey, Fofana, Evans; Justin, Ndidi, Tielemans, Castagne; Maddison, Iheanacho; Vardy

Brentford’s possible starting lineup:

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Raya; Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry; Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard; Wissa, Toney, Mbeumo

Prediction

Brentford will bet on their prospects of pulling off an upset in the East Midlands given the unpredictability at the King Power Stadium. Leicester still has a lot of quality players, though, and that should be enough to give them the advantage in this game by one goal in three.

Leicester City V Brentford Preview: Team News, Probable Lineup and Prediction

We are predicting Leicester to win Brentford by 2 goals to 1.

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