Leeds vs Leicester Prediction: Tight affair expected at Elland Road

 | February 22 | 

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First meets second in the Championship on Friday night, as Leeds United welcome Leicester City to Elland Road for what could be a pivotal clash in the race for the title.

The Foxes are currently nine points clear of Friday's opponents, but Leeds haven't tasted defeat at home this season, winning 13 of the 17 matches in front of their own fans.

Leeds vs Leicester Prediction

  • Under 2.5 goals @ EVS
  • Crysencio Summerville to score anytime @ 15/8

Team News

Patrick Bamford remains absent for Leeds, meaning that Daniel James or Wilfried Gnoto could take his place in the starting XI.

As for Leicester, they should be boosted by the return of Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, however, Wilfried Ndidi will be absent due to injury.

Match Odds

Leeds are EVS to claim a vital three points, the draw is 13/5 and Leicester are the same price to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Leeds won the return fixture at the King Power 1-0, and a repeat of that scoreline is priced up at 15/2, while both teams to score can be backed at 8/13.

Under 2.5 goals @ EVS

Leicester and Leeds share the joint-best defensive records in the Championship, conceding 26 goals each, and given how good both defences have been this season, I'm anticipating a closely-fought contest playing out on Friday night.

Daniel Farke's men are yet to taste defeat in 2024, winning their last eight matches in the league, and they've only conceded three goals across all competitions since the turn of the year.

The Foxes have managed just two clean sheets in their last 12 Championship away games, but their backline has been excellent for the majority of this campaign.

Given the importance of this game, combined with the two sides' solid defensive records, it could lead to a stalemate as two of the division's best sides cancel each other out. As the famous saying goes; goals win games, defences win titles.

Under 2.5 goals at evens

Crysencio Summerville to score anytime @ 15/8

The Dutch winger is enjoying a stellar season for Leeds, and I think he's a decent shout to score anytime on Friday night.

With Patrick Bamford expected to be absent, the attacking burden will fall on Summerville's shoulders, and he's well-priced to add to his tally of 15 league goals here.

The 22-year-old has scored three in his last three outings, so he comes into this game in good form.

Crysencio Summerville to score anytime at 15-8

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