Our prediction for this Premier League match:
King Power Stadium will host Sunday’s season opener between Leicester City and Brentford. The Foxes aim to make for the unsuccessful 2021/2022 season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Bees. The club chiefs did not make too many changes to the squad in the summer, but they managed to keep hold of key players Vardy, Tielemans, and Maddison. Defender Ryan Bertrand should be the only absentee in the home team.
The capital club, on the other hand, kick off the new EPL campaign without key midfielder Christian Eriksen, who joined Man Utd, and that is the main reason why home win should be considered. Both Ajer and Pinnock are sidelined with injuries, while Canos misses the opening match of the season through suspension. In their last meeting at the venue Leicester City defeated Brentford 2-1.
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 (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.