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FA Cup: Leicester vs Brentford

Leicester vs Brentford 

Since the 0-2 defeat to Everton on December 17, 2020, Leicester have gone through a 7-match unbeaten run, including 5 wins. They defeated Chelsea, Tottenham, the teams that were evaluated as "upper door" convincingly, and they did not have difficulty conquering the barriers of Newcastle, Southampton or Stoke. It can be said that Leicester is maintaining incredible stability. Not only wins, but this team also keeps the net clean. 4 of the last 5 wins, the fox did not concede.

Away from home is still a formidable Leicester. Since the beginning of the season, they have played a total of 13 matches away from home in all competitions, losing only 2, remaining 2 and winning to 9. With such an opponent, it is clear that Brentford can hardly be confident, although today they have the fulcrum at home, where the bees lost only 1 of the last 15 matches. In fact, at the Championship, Brentford is facing the risk of running out of breath on the promotion track. From the first place, Brentford has been surpassed by Norwich, Swansea and Watford and the distance between the Bee and the first place is 9 points. Time is running out, Brentford must clearly focus on the Championship front if he wants to raise hopes for promotion to the Premier League.

Therefore, it is to be believed that Brentford will not put all his strength into the FA Cup front. Instead, they will give priority to the campaign to hunt tickets to the Premier League when only four days later, Brentford will clash with Swansea in the decisive battle to the promotion race. Many pillars can be kept by Brentford for the match against Swansea, while before the Foxes, they could not let owner Ivan Toney play due to suspension.

That will be an opportunity for Leicester, although today they may not launch their strongest squad to keep the pillars plowed so much from the start of the season are Ndidi, Tielemans and especially Vardy. But with a rather abundant backup force when there are not many players injured, Leicester must be very confident to give the opportunity to high quality "sub-dual" such as Perez, Amartey ...

Coincidentally, at this same period last season, on January 25, 2020, the two teams also met in the fourth round of the FA Cup. At that time, also at Brentford's home ground, Leicester left with victory with a ticket to continue.

Most likely a year later, that scenario will repeat.