Brentford’s Premier League match away to Leicester City has been shifted. The Bees were due to play away to Leicester on Saturday 19 March. The game will now take place a day later – Sunday 20 March – and will kick-off at 2pm at the King Power Stadium.
The game has been moved due to Leicester’s involvement in European competition. They have a UEFA Europa Conference match on Thursday 17 March against Stade Rennais. Leicester will play in France that evening and our game has been moved in order to give them sufficient rest.
This will be Brentford’s first ever trip to the King Power Stadium, Leicester’s home since 2002. Leicester won the first meeting this season in West London 2-1 despite a goal from Zanka. But the teams have not been regular opponents in league fixtures. Prior to this season the teams were in the second tier together in 1992/93 and from 1947/48 until 1953/54.
The teams met in consecutive Fourth Round ties in the FA Cup with Leicester winning both, in 2020 and 2021 – when they went on to win the competition. Brentford won both second tier meetings in the 1952/53 season but have not beaten Leicester in nine league and cup games since. Both sides were in the top flight in 1937/38 and 1938/39 when Brentford won two and drew two.