Leeds vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips

14:00, 07 nov 2021
Leeds vs Leicester City predictions for Sunday’s Premier League contest at Elland Road. Leicester have lost just once in five Premier League fixtures ahead of their trip to Yorkshire this weekend. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Leeds vs Leicester City Key Stats:

  • 13 goals hit the net in the last two meetings between Everton and Tottenham combined.
  • Everton have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven league matches.
  • Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet for seven successive Premier League assignments.
  • Harry Kane has scored three times on his last two visits to Goodison Park.

Limp Leeds look short

Leeds won plenty of admirers for their swashbuckling football last season, though Marcelo Bielsa’s hard-running troops have found points much harder to come by this term.

The Yorkshiremen have won just twice in ten Premier League fixtures since the summer and their only victories during the campaign’s early exchanges came against relegation candidates Watford and Norwich.

Expected goals and points models also show that Leeds’ haul so far matches up well with their performances and a clash with a Leicester team that thumped them 4-1 at Elland Road in 2020/21 has the makings of another tough test.

Leicester need a lift

Leicester have been huffing and puffing this season and the wild inconsistency of their results in the Premier League has been a major source of frustration for their supporters and for manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes have won four, drawn two and lost four of their first ten Premier League assignments of 2021/22, though they had gone four games unbeaten in the division before a somewhat unlucky 2-0 reverse to a resurgent Arsenal last weekend.

Leicester had numerous opportunities to score against the Gunners, though they were denied time and time again by the sensational Aaron Ramsdale in the visitor’s goal.

Leeds vs Leicester City Predictions

Leeds have looked low on confidence this season and the same tactical tricks they employed last term don’t seem to be as effective this time around.

At Elland Road, they have won only once in five attempts in the league with their solitary victory coming in uninspired fashion with a 1-0 win over struggling Watford.

Scoring goals has been a particular problem and their lack of punch in the final third – compounded by Patrick Bamford’s absence – could allow a Leicester team that rattled the net twice in three of their last four away tests to prevail.

With the Foxes packing extra power in the final third, we recommend backing them to win on Sunday at 2.5, while a stake on Leicester to register over 1.5 team goals at 2.05 is also advised.

Leeds vs Leicester City team news

Leeds team news

Robin Koch and key performer Luke Ayling are out injured this weekend as is first-choice striker Patrick Bamford. Junior Firpo is also touch and go for Sunday.

Leicester City team news

Wesley Fofana, Marc Albrighton and James Justin are still out for Leicester, though Brendan Rodgers will hope to have James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira back in contention. Wilfred Ndidi made a welcome return to action on Thursday evening and the midfielder should start again on Sunday.

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