Brentford vs Leicester City preview: FA Cup prediction, tickets, live stream, TV channel, H2H, odds, team news

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Brentford are looking to cause an FA Cup upset this afternoon as the in-form Bees host Leicester City.

Thomas Frank's side are flying high in fifth place in the Championship as they chase promotion to the Premier League, while Brendan Rodgers' visitors have enjoyed a fine season so far as they remain on course for Champions League qualification.

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Venue: Griffin Park

Kick-off time: 12:45pm GMT

Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Leicester

Rodgers' Foxes will walk into an electric atmosphere at Griffin Park, and may secretly be happy with forcing a replay.


Brentford home tickets are on restricted access, while Leicester away tickets are sold out.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BBC One, which is free for all those with a valid TV licence.

Live stream: Viewers with a TV licence can stream the game via the BBC iPlayer. You can also follow all the action on Standard Sport's LIVE match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • Brentford wins: 6
  • Draws: 10
  • Leicester wins: 11
  • These sides last met in 1993, with Leicester winning 3-1 at Brentford in a Division 1 clash.

Betting Odds

  • Brentford to win: 9/2
  • Leicester to win: 8/11
  • Draw: 3/1

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Brentford: Frank has hinted he'll play more senior players compared to the previous round, when he made 10 changes for a 1-0 win over Stoke.​

Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins have scored a combined 34 goals this season, but the former will definitely not feature against the Foxes following the death of his father earlier this week.​

Joel Valencia is ready to take his chance if selected.

Leicester: Jamie Vardy will miss out after sustaining a glute injury against West Ham, meaning Kelechi Iheanacho should start.

Midfielder Nampalys Mendy will also be assessed after limping off just after the half-hour mark with a knee injury.

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