Leeds United vs Leicester City prediction 23.02.2024

Leeds United

Leeds United

3 : 1

Leicester City

Leicester City

1

1.97

X

3.6

2

3.8

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  • Competition: Championship
  • Date: Friday, 23rd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Elland Road (Leeds)

On Friday evening, two promotion contenders, Leeds United and Leicester City, will face off in the 34th round of the Championship at Elland Road in Leeds. 

Leeds got relegated last season in their third consecutive season in the Premier League and are looking for an instant return this year. The Whites had a pretty poor start to the season, but as the season progresses, they are only looking better and better and are now 2nd with 69 points, two away from 3rd-placed Southampton, but with one more game played. Additionally, Leeds are doing great in the FA Cup as well, reaching the 1/8 Finals, but they had a pretty easy route. Now, after the Leicester game, they will face Chelsea in the 1/8 Finals at Stamford Bridge. 

After winning the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season, Leicester were mostly in the upper half of the Premier League's table. Still, last season, they had a terrible end of the season and surprisingly got relegated to the Championship. This year, from the very start of the season, the Foxes look like the primary candidate for promotion. However, they will have a hard task versus Leeds in the upcoming game, considering the Whites are one of the few teams that won all three points against the Foxes in the first part of the season. With a potential win vs Leeds, Leicester would take a massive step in securing the direct promotion and potential Championship title. 

Leeds United vs Leicester City pick: Both teams to score

Leeds United are in superb form, with eight league wins in a row. Combined with the FA Cup, the Whites have not lost in the last 11 games. Offensively, they have been really good, scoring 24 goals in 11 matches - almost 2.2 per game. At home, the Whites scored at least one goal in 17 of 18 matches in all competitions, and we believe they are capable of scoring even against the best team in the league, Leicester. 

With 69 goals in 33 rounds, Leicester City are the best offensive team in the league. Interestingly, away from home, the Foxes average slightly more goals than at home. Their offense has been on point throughout the season, and we do not worry about their ability to score against anyone. However, their defense has not been as good lately. Because of it, seven of the previous ten Leicester's games in all competitions finished with both teams scoring.

Considering both teams' offensive potential and recent goalscoring form, we strongly believe that both teams should score in this Championship game. 

Leeds United vs Leicester City Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Leicester City

    0 : 1

    Leeds United

    Championship

  2. Leeds United

    1 : 1

    Leicester City

    Premier League

  3. Leicester City

    2 : 0

    Leeds United

    Premier League

  4. Leicester City

    1 : 0

    Leeds United

    Premier League

  5. Leeds United

    1 : 1

    Leicester City

    Premier League

Leeds United

Leeds United team news

Striker Patrick Bamford suffered a calf injury in the warm-ups for the Swansea game and missed the previous game vs Plymouth. According to credible sources, Bamford will most likely not be ready for the Leicester game. The 30-year-old striker had been in excellent form in the previous month and a half, scoring five goals in nine games, and was the team's first option during that time. However, Leeds United have many good options up front. 

Besides Bamford, the players who missed the previous games with injuries should remain sidelined: Samuel Byram, Stuart Dallas, Karl Darlow, and Pascal Struijk. 

Last matches of Leeds United

  1. Plymouth Argyle

    0 : 2

    Leeds United

    Championship

  2. Swansea City

    0 : 4

    Leeds United

    Championship

  3. Leeds United

    3 : 0

    Rotherham United

    Championship

  4. Plymouth Argyle

    0 : 3

    Leeds United

    FA Cup

  5. Bristol City

    0 : 1

    Leeds United

    Championship

Leeds United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Illan Meslier

Defenders

  • 22

    Archie Gray

  • 14

    Joe Rodon

  • 4

    Ethan Ampadu

  • 3

    Junior Firpo

Midfielders

  • 44

    Ilia Gruev

  • 24

    Georgino Rutter

  • 8

    Glen Kamara

Forwards

  • 29

    Degnand Gnoto

  • 7

    Joel Piroe

  • 10

    Crysencio Summerville

Leicester City

Leicester City team news

Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi should be the only injured player on the team. The 27-year-old Nigerian has been out with a muscle injury for almost two months. 

After a rare 2:1 defeat in the previous round vs Middlesbrough, midfielder Harry Winks spoke to the media. He said they must keep going and that it's normal to lose games sometimes. "All we can focus on now is Leeds and make sure we have the right mentality for that and go into it with the right attitude," the midfielder added.

Last matches of Leicester City

  1. Leicester City

    1 : 2

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  2. Leicester City

    2 : 0

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  3. Watford

    1 : 2

    Leicester City

    Championship

  4. Stoke City

    0 : 5

    Leicester City

    Championship

  5. Leicester City

    3 : 1

    Swansea City

    Championship

Leicester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Mads Hermansen

Defenders

  • 21

    Ricardo Pereira

  • 3

    Wout Faes

  • 23

    Jannik Vestergaard

  • 2

    James Justin

Midfielders

  • 8

    Harry Winks

  • 26

    Dennis Praet

  • 22

    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Forwards

  • 18

    Issahaku Fataw

  • 20

    Patson Daka

  • 10

    Stephy Mavididi

4 Reasons why we should see both teams scoring

  1. Leeds United scored nine goals in the previous three games
  2. Leeds United scored at least one goal in 17 of 18 home games in all competitions
  3. Seven of the last ten Leicester's games finished with both teams scoring
  4. Leicester City scored 69 goals in 33 rounds

Main prediction Leeds United - Leicester City

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Leeds United vs Leicester City - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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How much is the average xG for Leeds United this season?

The average xG for Leeds United in the Championship this season is 1.74.

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How much is the average xG for Leicester City this season?

The average xG for Leicester City in the Championship this season is 1.61.