A breakdown of Jamie Vardy's impressive record against Brighton. Can he down the Seagulls again?

Jamie Vardy will be hoping to strengthen his already impressive record against Brighton this weekend as his side travel to the Amex Stadium.

Jamie Vardy will be hoping to strengthen his already impressive record against Brighton this weekend as his side travel to the Amex Stadium.

Leicester City will head into the match-up as strong favourites, with Brighton without a win in their last five league matches, although the Foxes are currently in the middle of an injury crisis.

The two sides also met as recently as last month, with Leicester coming out as 1-0 winners in the FA Cup fifth round.

Tip of the Fixture

After a midweek draw against Burnley, Sky Bet are offering a Leicester City victory against the Seagulls at odds of 13/8.

Stat Attack

The Foxes have never lost a Premier League match against Brighton (won five, drawn two).

Goals should also be expected in this game, as there has been just one goalless result between the two sides in their last 14 matches.

Vardy is Leicester's top goalscorer this season, and boasts an impressive five goals in eight games against the Seagulls.

Here, we take a look at the five games in which Vardy has scored against Brighton.

Memorable Matches

Brighton 0-2 Leicester City

Premier League, 31 March 2018

Amex Stadium

Despite an impressive performance from Brighton, the Foxes ran away with all three points thanks to two late goals from Vicente Iborra and Vardy.

After Glenn Murray missed a penalty for the home side, Iborra bagged a header to give Leicester the lead after 83 minutes.

A few minutes after this defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi picked up a straight red for a clumsy challenge on Shane Duffy, leaving the crowd at the Amex on the edge of their seats heading into a tight finale.

However, Vardy had the last laugh as he poked in a drilled cross from Demarai Gray with the final kick of the game to ensure victory for his team.

Brighton 1-1 Leicester City

Premier League, 24 November 2018

Amex Stadium

This time around, the result was a draw in the only match-up between the two sides where Vardy has scored and Leicester have failed to win.

Brighton took the lead early through Glenn Murray, and after half an hour the Foxes were down to 10 men with James Maddison being shown a second yellow.

Leicester struggled with a man down, however the introduction of substitute Vardy changed the dynamic of the game as he mounted pressure on the Brighton backline.

With 10 minutes to go, Leicester were handed a lifeline as a foolish challenge from Beram Kayal brought down Iborra inside the box.

Vardy stepped up to take the penalty, and made no mistake in smashing the ball into the top right corner leaving 'keeper Ryan no chance.

Despite starting on the bench, Vardy was the star player and played a major role in earning his side a point from the fixture.

Leicester City 2-1 Brighton

Premier League, 26 February 2019

King Power Stadium

Goals from Gray and Vardy secured victory for the Foxes against Brighton, as their recently appointed manager watched on from the stands.

Brendan Rodgers was announced as the new boss just one hour before kick-off, and his side put on a strong performance following a run of seven winless games under Claude Puel.

Gray opened the scoring after 10 minutes, and Vardy doubled his side's lead with a powerful strike across goal following a through-ball by Maddison.

Brighton did get one back through Davy Propper, however didn't do enough to complete the comeback as Leicester managed to hold on.

The strike from Vardy not only impressed his new boss, but was also his third goal in a row against Albion.

Brighton 0-2 Leicester City

Premier League, 23rd November 2019

Amex Stadium

A goal and assist from Vardy allowed Leicester to take home all three points at the Amex last season.

Vardy seemed to be involved every time Leicester brought the ball forward as the Brighton back three constantly struggled to deal with the forward's rapid pace.

After an hour of missed opportunities, Ayoze Perez gave his side the lead following an excellent run by Vardy, who accelerated into the box and put the ball on a plate for his strike partner.

Vardy was then given the chance to get a goal of his own, as Gray was pushed down in the box leaving the referee no choice but to point to the spot.

Goalkeeper Ryan initially saved the penalty, however a swift check of VAR showed that Brighton defenders had entered the box before Vardy kicked the ball, and a retake was ordered.

The Leicester frontman made no mistake the second time around either, as he smashed the ball into the bottom left corner securing the win for his side.

Leicester City 3-0 Brighton

Premier League, 13 December 2020

King Power Stadium

Earlier this season, Rodgers' men tore Brighton apart with three first-half goals including a typical Vardy finish as well as a James Maddison brace.

Vardy played a vital role in opening the scoring for his side, as he excellently laid off an incoming Maddison who slotted the ball into the back of the net from just inside the box.

Following this assist, Vardy went one better for Leicester's second as he turned in a low James Justin cross past 'keeper Mat Ryan.

Maddison grabbed his second and the Foxes' third just before half-time, and the game was well and truly settled by the midway point.

Vardy once again got the assist for this one, giving him a contribution to all three goals as well as a strong 8.3 rating on whoscored.com.

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