Leicester City hosts Brentford in round 30 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Sunday, March 20th at King Power Stadium (Leicester)
Leicester City is in 12th place in the Premier League standings with 33 points after 26 matches. The Foxes gained nine victories and six draws and suffered 11 losses. They are weaker in the current season than in the previous two, when they claimed a place in the Champions League zone until the last round. Now the team is far from the European competition zone, so it is focused on playing in the Conference League. In addition to the trophy, victory in this tournament will give the Blues a ticket to the group stage of the Europa League. On March 13, Leicester broke a streak of two consecutive victories in the Premier League, losing to Arsenal in London (2-0). The Foxes conceded a quick goal, and a converted penalty in the 2nd half finally dispelled their hopes for points.
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Brentford is ranked 15th in the standings with 30 points. Thomas Frank’s team has eight victories, six draws, and 15 losses after 29 matches. The Bees could not win for almost two months. If we look at the last nine games in the Premier League and the FA Cup, Brentford only managed to gain a draw in the home game with Crystal Palace (0-0). The other games were lost. Frank’s players broke this streak in matches against the worst teams in the league. On March 5, Brentford beat Norwich away (1-3), and a week later the Bees scored three points in a home game with Burnley (2-0). The best scorer of Brentford, Ivan Toney, scored a brace. In one of the attacks, he was helped by the team’s newcomer Christian Eriksen.
The outcome of the upcoming game is not easy to predict. Leicester will host Brentford three days after the away game with French Rennes. The Foxes made a bet on European competitions, so their leaders will be a little tired against the backdrop of the Bees. Brentford broke its unsuccessful streak with two victories, but the level of the opponents was very low. Even in their current state, the Foxes are stronger than Norwich and Burnley, so Frank’s team is unlikely to earn three points again. A risky but interesting option would be to bet on the goal by Ivan Toney. The 26-year-old Englishman is the main offensive force of the Bees. He has scored more than a third (11 of 32) of the team’s goals in the Premier League. It is quite possible that the striker will score in the upcoming match, given Leicester’s problems in defense. The Foxes kept a clean sheet in only two of the last eight rounds.