Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
King Power Stadium will host the EFL Cup game between Leicester City and Brighton. The Foxes did well to beat Brentford on the road in their last league match, with the team climbing to 9th place in the standings. Summer signing Patson Daka has been scoring goals for fun of late, and he is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Justin, Fofana, Ndidi, Albrighton, and Mendy remain on the sidelines through injuries.
The Seagulls, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Man City. Brighton are eager to make amends for the defeat, but seeing that Leicester rolled over Manchester United in their last home fixture, the visitors are unlikely to book their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals. Both Alzate and Welbeck miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.