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Promotion Chasing Brentford Host Leicester City in FA Cup

Brentford vs Leicester City Preview 25/01/2020

24 January 2020 | FA Cup | Preview
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Promotion Chasing Brentford Host Leicester City in FA Cup

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the FA Cup is seeing teams from below the Premier League recording victories over top-flight sides. Fans of Brentford will be hoping they witness an upset this weekend as the team take on Leicester City in the 4th round of the competition. The game will be played at Griffin Park and will be the first match to kick off on Saturday afternoon.

Brentford come into the match sitting in 5th place in the Championship as they chase promotion to the Premier League. They are currently on a 4 match unbeaten run following 3 victories and a draw at the weekend against Huddersfield Town. Two of the 3 victories have come in the Championship with the other a 1-0 home win over Stoke city in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Brentford are on a very good run of form at home and they have won each of their last 7 home matches. In fact, trends show Brentford have lost only one of their last 13 home games in all competitions and that defeat came back on the 2nd of November.

Defensively Brentford have been very good on home soil and they have conceded only 3 goals in their last 7 home matches. Brentford have also managed to score 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 6 home games.

Leicester City return to winning ways in the Premier League on Wednesday night as they defeated West Ham United 4-1 at home. That result ended a run of 3 games without a win for Leicester City following a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in the semi-final of the League Cup and defeats at home against Southampton and away to Burnley in the Premier League.

Leicester City's away form shows they have lost only 2 of their last 10 away matches in all competitions. Each of those defeats have come in their last 4 away games at Manchester City and Burnley in the Premier League. Leicester City have found the back of the net at least once in each of their last 12 away games but have managed to keep just a single clean sheet in their last 6 away matches.

Looking ahead to the team news and Brentford had a break in midweek and could field their strongest available team. Goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe is the only doubt.

Leicester City are sure to make changes to their starting XI from the match on Wednesday night. Jamie Vardy is not expected to play any part in the game having gone off injured in the win over West Ham United.

This has the makings of being a very tough game for Leicester City and Brentford will fancy their chances of causing an upset.

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