20:00 Friday

The Championship’s top two square off on Friday night. Leeds currently occupy 2nd place and the final automatic promotion place. They have Ipswich and Southampton hot on their heels so they cannot afford to roll over for Leicester.

Leeds vs Leicester Stats

  • Leeds have the 2nd highest xG in the Championship with an average of 1.80 per game.
  • The Foxes have lost just one of their last five matches against Leeds.
  • Leicester have the highest xG per game in the Championship with 1.87.

 

Leeds vs Leicester Prediction

The race for the Championship title has looked like a fire bone conclusion for several months but a win for Leeds here could make it a little close for comfort from a Leicester point of view.

Leeds are the Championships form team, winning their last eight matches in comprehensive fashion. Daniel Farke’s side are still looking over their shoulder thanks to Ipswich’s recent form. Leeds earned a 1-0 win when they faced Leicester earlier in the season and they need a big performance once again.

The four sides at the top of the division are battling tooth and nail for the automatic places. Farke’s side picked up just two wins int beer first six matches of the season and it could prove to be costly. The closing months of the season.

Leicester set a blistering in the early part of the season and haven’t looked back since. They are nine points clear of Leeds coming into this clash but a defeat could leave some lingering doubts.  Enzo Maresca’s side remain on course to beat the record points tally in England’s second tier but there is still some work to do.

Enzo Maresca joined Leicester from Manchester City’s backroom staff and has made an instant impact at the club. The Foxes were beaten at home by Middlesbrough last weekend. It was just their fifth defeat in 33 Championship matches. Maresca’s side won their four matches prior to that defeat.

These sides both boast exceptional defensive records so I’m not expecting many goals here. We can back under 2.5 goals in the match at EVENS with Bet 365.

Leeds have conceded just one goal on their eight-match winning run. They have gone 545 minutes without conceding a goal. They are conceding an average of 0.79 goals per game in the league this season, the joint-fewest along with Leicester.

Daniel Farke’s side’s Championship matches have seen an average of 2.64 goals. They have contributed with 1.85 of those goals but they shouldn’t be at their creative best when they take on the league leaders. Their away matches have seen an average 2.41 goals.

Leicester have been solid on the road. They have won 12 of their 16 away matches in the league and are conceding an average of just 0.94 goals in those games. The last five head-to-heads between these sides have seen two goals or less. Over that period, there was an average of 1.6 goals per game.

Tip: Under 2.5 Goals In The Match @ EVENS @ bet365 (1pt)

Under 2.5 Goals In The Match - 1pt

Leeds vs Leicester Results

A recap of the most recent meetings between the two sides.

Date Result Competition
03/11/2023 Leicester 0-1 Leeds Championship
25/04/2023 Leeds 1-1 Leicester Premier League
20/10/2022 Leicester 2-0 Leeds Premier League
05/03/2022 Leicester 1-0 Leeds Premier League
07/11/2021 Leeds 1-1 Leicester Premier League

 

Leeds vs Leicester Lineups

Leeds vs Leicester predicted lineups brought to you by WhoScored.com. 

Leeds Predicted Lineup vs Leicester

Meslier, Gray, Rodon, Ampadu, Firpo, Kamara, Gruev, Gnonto, Rutter, Summerville, Piroe

Leicester Predicted Lineup vs Leeds

Hermansen, Pereira, Vestergaard, Faes, Justin, Dewsbury-Hall, Winks, Fatawu, Praet, Mavididi, Vardy

Leeds vs Leicester Correct Score

Leeds 1-1 Leicester