Premier League Betting Tips

Leeds United vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds


Leeds United vs Leicester City odds and betting statistics

footballbet365 logo
Tip of the day

Leeds United vs Leicester City

Leeds to draw 2-2 with Leicester- 12/1!

fire

At 12/1, a £10 bet would return £130!

Leeds United vs Leicester City

April 25, 2023

8:00 pm GMT+1

Leeds United vs Leicester City match preview

A huge clash in the battle against Premier League relegation, as the two clubs immediately above the relegation zone go head-to-head in West Yorkshire.

Leeds United are seemingly in free-fall, with Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Fulham their third in a row, conceding 13 goals in this period.

The 5-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, followed by the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool, is the first time in the Whites’ 103 year history they’ve conceded 5+ in back-to-back home games.

Javi Gracia’s side are still 16th, but this’ll be a defining week.

On Sunday, Leeds travel to Bournemouth, before finishing the season with games against Manchester City, Newcastle, West Ham and then Tottenham.

If they don’t get two positive results this week, a return to the Championship could be on the cards.

Leicester City meantime were in horrendous form themselves, yielding just a solitary point from a possible 27.

But then, on Saturday, their long wait for a win came to an end, coming from behind to beat Wolves 2-1 at the King Power.

Kelechi Ịheanachọ cooly converted a penalty before Victor Kristiansen’s pull-back was fired home by Timothy Castagne; full-back to full-back.

This victory in Dean Smith’s first home game in charge saw the Foxes climb out of the bottom three, albeit only above Everton by virtue of goal difference.

Leicester’s next match after this one in on Monday night, welcoming Everton to Filbert Way; that’ll be huge.

The Foxes won both meetings with Leeds in 2022, while their 4-1 victory at Elland Road in 2020 means they’ve actually won six of their last nine outings there, losing only one.

Expect a tense night but also plenty of goals in this huge relegation six-pointer.

Leeds United team news

After those two heavy home defeats, Javi Gracia changed his defence at Fulham, drafting in Liam Cooper and Maximilian Wöber in place of Pascal Struijk and Junior Firpo.

This’ll almost certainly continue to be the case, with Rasmus Kristensen once again at right-back, chosen over Luke Ayling.

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier has been having a bit of a nightmare recently but, having started all 108 Premier League games since promotion, ins’t likely to lose his place.

Rodrigo will continue to lead the line, as Patrick Bamford just cannot stay fit.


Predicted XI (4-3-3): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Wöber, Firpo; McKennie, Roca, Aaronson; Gnonto, Harrison, Rodrigo.


Leicester City team news

James Maddison missed Saturday’s win over Wolves due to illness, so all Leicester fans will be hoping he’s available this time.

That was only the third time in 25 months the Foxes had won a Premier League game without Maddison, the other two both home victories over Leeds.

At the weekend, Dean Smith decided to pick all the strikers, Kelechi Ịheanachọ, Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy, although Vardy was replaced by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall at half time.

Out of contract Çağlar Söyüncü has started both matches under Smith, despite only featuring in two of 30 Premier League matches beforehand.


Predicted XI (4-5-1): Iversen; Castagne, Faes, Söyüncü, Kristiansen; Soumaré, Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans, Tetê, Maddison; Ịheanachọ.


Premier League table


More betting offers

[offer-collection id=GVF62TNREVGTRNBCH3ZK72YEYI render=toplist-full /]



Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".


Related Content