It’s a meeting of two of the most tactically interesting Premier League sides. Indeed, the visitors are used to punching above their weight and perhaps define the notion itself, but Brentford look like one of the most cohesive units to ever win promotion to the top tier.
Leeds United and Bournemouth might have proven impressive upon their promotions but, as good as they were, both teams had obvious flaws for the opposition to exploit. Brentford, meanwhile, appear to be much more well-rounded, albeit a touch less explosive.
To suggest the West London outfit need to get back on track after losing last time out would be somewhat unfair but a win here would certainly be a huge statement of intent. While Leicester have proven to be one of the elite sides in England since Brendan Rodgers took over, they already conceded 14 times so far (the fifth-highest in the Premier League) and recently had a long trip to Spartak Moscow in the Europa League.
Where to watch Brentford vs Leicester City
TV channel: Sunday’s match will not be televised live in the UK.
However, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports App after the full-time whistle, as well as on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday evening at 10:30pm BST.
Brentford vs Leicester City team news
Frank may be able to welcome back Vitaly Janelt following the thigh injury to have ruled the defensive midfielder out of their last two games. Having played in pretty much every minute of their Premier League campaign until suffering the knock in the warm-up prior to the win over West Ham United, that will surely come as good news, particularly if James Maddison is deployed in a central role behind Jamie Vardy again.
Yoane Wissa, Mads Sorensen, Josh Dasvila and Shandon Baptiste, however, will not be available.
Brentford vs Leicester City prediction
Given Leicester’s midweek excursions, as well as their leaky defence, Sunday offers a real opportunity for Brentford to record another impressive victory. So far this season, Rodgers’ men have allowed the second-highest number of shots against their goal in the Premier League (16.5) which is something the home team have the firepower to exploit.
It’d be silly to disregard the quality Leicester have in their ranks but – structurally – they look like the kind of opposition Brentford would relish playing against at home right now.
Brentford to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2) history and results
Brentford wins: 6
Leicester City wins: 13
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