Leicester sacked Claude Puel on Sunday following a miserable run of form. The final setback came on Saturday after a 4-1 thrashing at home to Crystal Palace. The Foxes have been in dismal form in the league losing their last three matches and and taking just one point from the last six games. Their home record, with four successive defeats at the King Power Stadium, is their worst run for 19 years.
Puel failed to win over the supporters and his style of play was not well received by players such as Jamie Vardy. His exit is no surprise after the negativity at the King Power Stadium and results which have seen them drop down to 12th in the table. First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will take temporary charge starting with their midweek game with Brighton.
Brighton in need of a victory
Brighton are also in need of a victory after a six-game winless run stretching back to the end of 2018. Chris Hughton's side have dropped down to 16th in the Premier League and are nervously looking over their shoulders. Brighton's last league win came against Everton in December with only two points from their last six matches.
The Seagulls do have the benefit of extra rest compared to their opponents after not playing for over a week since their 2-1 FA Cup win over Derby. Their last league match saw them slump to a 3-1 home defeat to Burnley. The prospect of a run to Wembley in the FA Cup is a boost for supporters but they will not want it at the expense of their top-flight status which has come under threat due to their current form.
Foxes favourites despite losing run
Leicester's recent form has been poor but the departure of Puel could be the spark needed to lift the mood. City had 27 shots in the game against Crystal Palace so it may not take much to turn this into a win. The Foxes are 1.96favourites which may look short enough but there is no doubt about the quality in the side with the likes of Vardy and James Maddison so it could be justified by full time.
Brighton are 4.80outsiders and it takes a leap of faith to side with the visitors. The Seagulls have really dropped off the pace in recent months after a promising start to the season and have not won away in the league since beating bottom side Huddersfield at the start of December.
The draw can be backed at 3.50and this was the outcome after it finished 1-1 in November's last meeting. Draws have been scarce for Leicester though with only one in their last 12 league games. Only two of Brighton's 13 away league matches have ended level which reduces the temptation of this bet.
Goals likely at King Power
Leicester could be worth siding with to halt their slide with a win but Betfair's Same Game Multi option is worth using to inflate the odds. Brighton's last six away games have seen at least two goals scored while all of Leicester's home wins have come with more than one scored. With both teams leaking goals lately, a bet on Leicester to win with over 1.5 goals appeals at 2.38.
Back Leicester to win and over 1.5 goals @ 2.38 (Same Game Multi Sportsbook)