Leeds United vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting : Leeds United will host Leicester City on Monday night 2nd of November 2020 in a Premier league games. Even though Leicester were flying in the initial games they had a bit of slump but seemed to have gotten back to their best.
On the other hand, the newly promoted have not shown any signs of weakness even when playing tough opponents every week and are hoping to continue their good run for the rest of the season.
Leeds United vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips
Leeds vs Leicester prediction and betting : Recent form
It was aligned properly for Leeds in 2019 as they won the EFL Championship that gave them the ticket to premier league this season after 16 long years.
They grabbed it with both hands and started off their campaign against defending champions in what was a closely fought game that went the hosts way. This give them confidence that ensured victories against Fulham and Sheffield United in the next two games.
They resisted Man City with a strong performance but were surprised to lose against Wolves. They were back to their best with a convincing win against Aston Villa last weekend. The hosts have scored 10 goals in 6 games translating to an average of 1.67 per game.
The Leicester have been a consistent team in premier league since their dream season in 2015. Despite having a strong line up, they weren’t able to break into top 3 and would be looking to tick that box this season.
They started their 2020 season on a bang with three consecutive wins which included a 5-2 thrashing against Manchester City. But they were a little complacent in the next couple of games that cost them dearly with losses against West Ham and Aston Villa.
They learnt their lesson the hard way and emerged better prepared against the gunners which paid dividends in the form of three points for the team. They are currently 4th in the points table and a win next Monday would mean that they are more likely to break into top 3 in the table.
Leicester City had their last match against Aek Athens in Europa Cup league match which they won b 2-1 goals.
Leeds vs Leicester prediction and betting : Team News and Buzz
Brendan Rodgers hints at Liverpool return for key man as Jamie Vardy's peculiar streak goes on
Patrick Bamford has been one of the most in form player in this season's EPL. Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa when asked about Bamford's England's National team call up said only Gareth Southgate, the manager of England National Football team can answer Patrick Bamford question.
Leicester City center back Jonny Evans is doubtful for Leeds game due to injury.
Leeds vs Leicester prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Last 5 matches: Leeds – 2, Leicester – 1, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Leicester beat Leeds 3-1 on 24th October 2017 in an EFL League fixture.
Leeds vs Leicester prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and defensive stats
The Leeds will go in with a 4-4-1-1 that worked beautifully for them on Friday whereas their opponents might counter them by fielding a 3-4-2-1 formation next Monday.
The Leicester attack is somewhat reliant on the England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored 6 goals so far this season and was solely responsible for that win against Arsenal.
In addition to this, he has 1.8 shots per game and has more than 60% success in passes along with 0.4 key pass and 0.2 dribble per game so far.
He will be joined by the likes of Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes who will have to create more chances for the striker. Youri is slightly out of touch with a goal in 8 games and have to come out better against Leicester. In addition to this, he has 0.9 shot per game, 1.3 dribbles per game but has to cut down the number of fouls per game.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 2 goals and an assist but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top. The England striker has 75.1% pass accuracy in addition to 2.9 shots on target every game.
For Leeds United, Jack Harrison has been a quality winger and a force to deal with who is impressive in creating chances and has 78.1% success in passes along with a goal and an assist in 5 games.
He will be accompanied by the striker Patrick Bamford who is on a roll for the team with 6 goals, one assist in 6 outings and single handedly gave three points to the team against Aston Villa. He also provides with 3.8 shots on target and 0.7 key pass per game.
Apart from them, the likes of Klich, Helder Costa and Hernandez will have to assume responsibility on the front lines.
The Leicester defense has made a huge statement after keeping a clean sheet at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday. It was important for them to comeback stronger after two unlikely defeats and they did exactly that.
To rub salt into their wounds, the Turkish defender Soyuncu is forced to sit out for 3 months after an injury.
Wesley Fofana who replaced Soyuncu was exceptional and has 81.8% pass success along with 1.4 tackles per game, 2.6 interceptions per game and 3.3 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the center back.
Jonny Evans will come in handy with his reputation of scoring apart from his defending skills. He has 82.8% pass accuracy along with 1.6 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 2.6 clears per game in the recent past.
Timothy Castagne surprised everyone by netting one in the first game and has two assists in 8 appearances but his defending numbers are decent. He has 83.3% success in passes, 1.3 tackles per match, 0.8 interceptions per match and most importantly 2.4 clears per match in the recent past.
The Leicester Star Caglar Soyuncu is out due to injury. It is reported that he may be out for as long as 3 months.
The backline of the Leeds will have to be guarded well with their opponents possessing a strong attack. It is important for someone like Robin Koch to lead from the front. In the last 8 appearances, he has 1.6 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 clears per game along with 74% passing accuracy.
He will be joined by Pascal Struijk who has 89.3% success in passes and tackled on four occasions against relentless Liverpool attack along with three interceptions and 11 clears in the opener. In addition to this, he has provided with 2 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 4.7 per game in the recent past. They will be supported by Dallas and Ayling at the extremes who were a force to deal with against Villa.