Leicester v Leeds Betting Tips & Predictions

Leicester are 11/8 favourites for Thursday night’s Premier League clash with Leeds at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester have four points from their last three matches, showing clear improvement from their appalling start.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are still in the relegation zone, though, and they desperately need a positive result against a Leeds team without a win in all competitions since August. 

Both Jesse Marsch and Rodgers are under pressure coming into this fixture, and they will see this is a great opportunity to pick up three points. The two sides performed well at the weekend, yet Leicester had to settle for a draw and Leeds lost to Arsenal in controversial circumstances. 

Leicester are crucially without James Maddison for this fixture after the attacking midfielder picked up a fifth yellow of the season at the weekend. Jonny Evans is probably out with a calf problem, too.

Anytime Goalscorer: Patrick Bamford

9/4 (Unibet)

Including his penalty miss at the weekend, Patrick Bamford has 2.9 expected goals this season, which is the most of any Premier League player yet to score. He also had a goal disallowed against Arsenal. 

Bamford will surely start after making such a difference off the bench on Sunday.

His movement should cause problems for a Leicester defence which has been incredibly fragile this season – this is a good price on the Grantham native to end his drought. 

First Team Booking: Leeds

13/20 (Sporting Index)

Leeds commit the most fouls, make the most tackles, and rank behind only six teams when it comes to the most cards received.

Leicester have been booked just 15 times through their first 10 league matches, and will likely control possession early on here.

Teams facing Leicester this season have been booked on 19 occasions, and commit 12.6 fouls per match. Leeds’ track record suggests they could receive a quick booking or two here.

Both Teams To Score: Yes

8/13 (William Hill)

Both sides will be going for the win.

Even at this early stage of the campaign, this match carries a degree of importance given their respective form, with Marsch and Rodgers potentially disappointed with a draw.

Both teams have scored in seven of Leicester’s 10 league matches and BTTS has landed the last three times these sides have duelled at the King Power. 

All odds are subject to change

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