- Leicester City are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches.
- Leicester hammed Leeds 4-1 when the teams last played in November.
- Leeds have failed to score in only two of their last 10 top flight games.
- Leicester have taken maximum points in each of their last two Premier League home games.
Leicester targeting second win over Leeds
With just a couple of points and places between them and the Premier League summit, Leicester City are still in the title mix, and the Foxes can prolong their push with a victory against Leeds on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side extended their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches in midweek, when they took a point from a game of few chances against Everton at Goodison Park.
City did need a Jordan Pickford clanger to notch their second half equalizer however, though with their momentum maintained, they look favourites to get back to winning ways against Leeds.
Leeds find joy in the north east
Leeds meanwhile, bounced back from disappointing back-to-back defeats to Tottenham and Brighton with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Tuesday.
Raphinha and Jack Harrison landed the crucial blows for Marcelo Bielsa’s men on a productive evening on Tyneside, though Leeds still offered up an alarmingly number of goal-scoring opportunities to their hosts.
Leicester worth backing
City hammered Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road back in early November, and with the Yorkshireman still playing far too open a game against the division’s better sides two months later, another Leicester victory looks on the cards.
Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans clever running and rapid passing should carve open Leeds’ rearguard on Sunday, though Leeds carry enough attacking intent at the opposite end to impact the scoresheet themselves.
Marcelo Bielsa’s free-wheeling charges have failed to score just twice in their last 10 Premier League assignments, and our 3-1 correct score prediction backs Leeds to nab a consolation on an otherwise fruitless jaunt at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Wilfred Ndidi is a major doubt after tweaking his hamstring in Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Everton in midweek, while Jonny Evans could also be out having hurt his eye in an aerial challenge against the Toffees.
Jamie Vardy is a notable confirmed absentee, and the striker will sit this one out alongside fellow injured duo Dennis Praet and Wes Morgan.
Leeds injuries and team news
Leeds will be without Robin Koch, Gaetano Berardi, Diego Llorente and Adam Forshaw on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa will likely keep faith with the players that bagged Leeds a win at Newcastle in midweek.