23 June 2020 18:36
Leicester City and Brighton meet this evening as the Premier League fixtures come thick and fast. The Foxes still look odds-on to secure Champions League football despite letting a late lead slip for a 1-1 draw at Watford on Saturday, but Brendan Rodgers has to make sure his side don't take their foot off the gas during the run-in. As for Brighton, Graham Potter's men sealed a vital 2-1 comeback win over Arsenal on Saturday to boost their survival hopes - and another victory here would go a long way to securing another season in the top flight. Date, time and venue Leicester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion is scheduled for a 6pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The match will be behind closed doors at the King Power Stadium, with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports' Premier League and Main Event channels with coverage from 5:30pm, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99. Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99. Leicester: Dennis Praet should return from a tight calf, but Daniel Amartery and Ricardo Pereira are still out injured. Brighton: Steven Alzare (hip) is in contention, though Jose Izqueirdo is still out with a knee injury. Prediction: Leicester 2-1 Brighton The Seagulls will be buoyed by a fine comeback against Arsenal, but Leicester are a different proposition.
The EPL has drawn international attention for its prominent support for the Black Lives Matter movement amid the protests over the death of George Floyd. EPL teams have worn jerseys that feature the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back rather than names. Tuesday's match will feature the Premier League's top scorer, Jamie Vardy back in action Tuesday's afternoon match will air on NBC Sports Network on your local TV provider. You can watch the games for free online if you sign up for a free trial with Sling, fuboTV or Hulu + Live TV. The Sling trial is for three days while the Hulu + Live TV trial runs for seven days. Start time: 1 p.m. EST TV channel: NBCSN (Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity,Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.) Live stream: You can watch NBC Sports Live if you have a cable subscription. If you don't, you can get NBCSN via a la carte packages from fuboTV, Sling and Hulu + Live TV (with free trials). Upcoming English Premier League Schedule Wednesday, June 24 Thursday, June 25 Saturday, June 27 Sunday, June 28 | TV: NBCSN | Live stream: Sling (free trial) Monday, June 29 Wednesday, July 1 Thursday, July 2 Sheffield United vs. Manchester City vs. Saturday, July 4 Norwich City vs. Manchester United vs. Associated Press Preview BURNLEY, England (AP) — Police are looking into an incident in which a plane pulled a banner with the words "White Lives Matter Burnley" on it over Manchester City's Etihad Stadium at the start of a Premier League match between the teams. The aircraft came into view moments after players and coaches from both clubs took a knee at kickoff on Monday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It circled the stadium for several minutes. Police in Lancashire said on Twitter they will be "fully investigating" the incident on Tuesday. The banner was quickly condemned by Burnley, which has vowed to "work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans." It comes at a time when the Premier League and its clubs are throwing their weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. When the league season resumed last week amid the coronavirus outbreak, "Black Lives Matter" replaced player names on the backs of shirts. Players, coaches and match officials have taken a knee for about 10 seconds before kickoff in the first 12 matches of the resumption. Iffy Onuora, the equalities officer for English soccer's players' union, said he hoped the widespread condemnation of the banner will act as a catalyst for further conversations about the Black Lives Matter movement. "The words themselves aren't offensive, it's just the context. It's the rejection of the conversation we're having at the moment. For me it's just proof again that these things can lead to positive things because all that's been said in the 12 hours since the game finished has been, again, a catalyst, another conversation to have." Onoura said the English game was at a "transformative point" in the fight against racism. "For everyone out there, these are uncomfortable conversations and we've got to have them," he said. "There's nothing wrong with doing that, being comfortable with being uncomfortable." Leicester City face Brighton in a Premier League match at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (6/23/20). The contest will be played without fans in attendance as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Fans can watch the match for free via a trial of fuboTV, a free trial of Hulu or a free trial of Sling. What: Premier League Who: Leicester City vs. Brighton When: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Time: 1 p.m. ET Where: King Power Stadium TV: NBCSN Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling. Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), Hulu (free trial), Sling (free trial) The first full round of games of the Premier League restart has almost been completed, with just one team yet to play. There is a limited sample size but here are some themes to emerge from the opening 11 matches in England's top division: If you're struggling to find time to watch the glut of daily games, maybe just limit your viewing to the second halves. Seven of the 11 games so far have had goalless first halves. In two of the other four games, the first goals were scored in the 43rd minute and another in first-half stoppage time. Of the 23 goals scored in total, only three came before the 43rd minute — and two of them were in same game, both scored by Crystal Palace at Bournemouth. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp spoke of a lack of "rhythm" in his team's play and that was to be expected, with most Premier League clubs playing only in-house training matches as preparation for the resumption. FEW HOME COMFORTS As predicted, the advantage of playing at home has been seriously impacted because games are being played without any fans. There were only three home wins out of the 11 games — with two of those victories coming against teams playing with 10 men for part of the match because of a sending-off and the other being clinched with a stoppage-time goal. Backing this theory up, the second-tier Championship also restarted this weekend and there were just two home wins in 12 matches. Germany's Bundesliga might be a good gauge for this: Of the 73 games since its restart on May 16, 20 of them have resulted in home wins — or 27.3%. Home wins accounted for more than 40% of results in the Bundesliga before the break. However, home teams have become stronger over the last two rounds in Germany, winning 50% of the games. (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)