Soaring Brentford host struggling Leicester at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday as the Bees chase their European dreams.
LIVE STREAM BRENTFORD vs LEICESTER
Thomas Frank’s side defeated Southampton 2-0 in midweek to get back on the road to victory. They were unbeaten in 12 games before their shock defeat at Everton last weekend but Ivan Toney scored a goal and an assist against Saints to keep Brentford in the hunt for European qualification. The Bees actually have a chance to fight for a top 4 finish. Remarkable.
Leicester City would love to be in that position but this season Brendan Rodgers is watching in horror as the Foxes have been sucked back into the relegation battle. Their talented squad is struggling for confidence and they have lost four games in a row including one Home game against Chelsea Last weekend. In terms of goal difference, they’re just in the bottom three this weekend.
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Here’s everything you need for Brentford vs Leicester.
How to watch Brentford v Leicester live, stream link and start time
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET, Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock
Online: Stream via Peacock premium
Major storylines and in-form players to watch
This Brentford fairy tale shows no signs of ending anytime soon. Ivan Toney continues to score goals, they are so difficult to play against and the work Thomas Frank has done makes him a serious contender for Premier League manager of the season. The bees are full of confidence, play without fear and are amazing at home. The west London side are on such a small budget and continue to bat well above their weight.
Leicester are in free fall and have been a very mixed team all season. At the moment they rely heavily on James Maddison to get them out of trouble but he can’t do it all on his own. They make big mistakes defensively and get overrun in midfield and their strikers don’t take advantage of the chances Maddison creates. All this leads to big problems for the foxes. Surely they have too much quality to go under? Maybe not.
Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options
OUT: Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Thomas Strakosha (ankle) | DOUBT: Mads Roerslev (hamstring), Vitaly Janelt (knee)
Leicester team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Ryan Bertrand (knee), James Justin (hamstring), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Youri Tielemans (ankle), Victor Kristiansen (ankle), Wout Faes (suspended), Jannik Vestergaard (internal)
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