Prematch: Leeds United vs Leicester City

Leicester City are seeking their first Premier League double over Leeds since 1997-98

Published: April 23, 2023 01:53



Premier League
25 Apr 21:00

In short

As Leeds United look for their first victory against Leicester City since 2021, kick-off for Leeds vs Leicester is at 20:00 (GMT+1) on Tuesday 25 April at Elland Road.

Leicester City End Four-Game Losing Streak with 2-1 Win Against Wolves

Leicester City [LLLLW] saw their four-game losing streak come to an end this past weekend at King Power Stadium with a 2-1 win against Wolves despite going behind within 15 minutes of kickoff. Dean Smith took charge for only his second game and it marked his first success; post game, Smith told LCFC TV he was extremely satisfied. Leicester City kicked off with an aggressive approach and I felt they succeeded, however a mistake cost us dearly for Wolves’ goal, moving them from 19th place up into 17th position with this victory. With 28 points accumulated through 8 wins, 4 draws and 20 losses to their name so far this season – 8 wins from 8 matches won, 4 drawn and 20 lost – Leicester are on a mission to secure back-to-back victories for only the third time since 1997-98; after they earned an easy 2-0 triumph at Leeds earlier in October. Dean Smith deployed all three forwards from the off against Wolves with Jamie Vardy playing at centre forward; Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy making up his four-two-three-1 formation with Vardy as its focal point. If Harvey Barnes were to return, this same approach may well be taken here too.

Leeds United Suffer Third Loss in Succession; Hoping for Victory Against Leicester Foxes

Leeds United experienced its third loss in succession at Fulham on Saturday following an own goal scored by Joao Palhinha [79′ O.G]. At best, Whites could only salvage a consolation as two second-half goals by Harry Wilson (58′) and Andreas Pereira (72′) gave Cottagers victory. With their defeat, Leeds United have just one point more than those in the bottom three, standing 16th overall with 29 points (seven wins, eight draws and 17 losses). Leeds have won only one of their last eight league matches against Leicester City [1W, 3D, 4L] and are looking for their first victory against them since a 3-1 away victory back in January 2021. Javi Gracia will hope his side can remain above the murk of relegation come the end of their midweek round of fixtures. “We must believe, as we did over the past four to five games. Leicester will present a different challenge; but I am certain we can get victory,” stated Gracia. Rodrigo Moreno could continue his impressive performance against Leicester Foxes as Rodrigo could continue playing 4-2-1-1-3 formation.

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