Leicester City will be hoping for another victory at Elland Road on Tuesday night after coming from behind to win their first game in eleven in all competitions on Saturday afternoon.
Former Aston Villa coach Dean Smith didn’t get off to the best start as Leicester City manager against Manchester City two weeks ago, but the team’s chances of survival have improved significantly since then. Leicester City have escaped the relegation zone thanks to three crucial points, but given that they are only one point ahead of eighth-placed Everton on goal difference, even a draw on Tuesday night could be a bad result.
Leeds United, like the visitors, is concerned about staying in the Premier League next season, as they are only one point above the relegation zone. The Whites have lost three consecutive Premier League games, conceding an average of four goals per game. Given that they have also lost their last three home games against Leicester, they won’t have to make any mistakes if they want to win again on Tuesday night.
Leeds United and Leicester will face off in the Leeds United vs Leicester of Premier League 2023 on 26th April 2023 at the Elland Road.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Leeds United vs Leicester, Premier League 2023
Date: Wednesday, 26th April 2023
Kickoff: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Elland Road
Wilfried Gnonto was a definite starter for Leeds United before the international break, but the 19-year-old has been unable to play in the last five games due to an injury he sustained while playing for Italy.
He has, however, appeared as a substitute in each of the last three league games, so he can expect to start on Tuesday night.
Stuart Dallas remains out due to injury, but coach Javi Gracia has no other concerns ahead of Leicester City’s visit.
Leeds United Possible Starting Lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo; McKennie, Roca; Sinisterra, Harrison, Gnonto; Bamford
Dean Smith is unlikely to make any significant changes to the Leicester City team that started the 2-1 win against Wolves last time out.
As a result, Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored his fifth goal of the season, will start behind Jamie Vardy, while Nampalys Mendy will compete for a place in midfield.
Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Jannik Vestergaard, James Justin, and Ryan Bertrand have all been injured recently, and the game on Tuesday would be too soon for them.
Leicester Possible Starting Lineup:
Iversen; Castagne, Faes, Soyuncu, Kristiansen; Tielemans, Soumare; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho
Leeds United vs Leicester Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Leeds has gone unbeaten in six of their last nine home games, winning three and drawing three.
- Leicester has gone five games without an away win, with four of those games ending in defeat.
- Both teams have scored in each of Leeds’s last seven games.
- Leicester has scored at least one goal in each of their last six games.
Statistics for Leeds United and Leicester
Leeds United are currently 16th in the Premier League table and have not been playing well in recent weeks. The home team was defeated 2-1 by Fulham over the weekend and will need to bounce back in this game.
Leicester City, on the other hand, are in 17th place in the league table and have so far deceived. The Foxes defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in their previous game and will need to repeat that result this week.
- Leeds United has a slight advantage over Leicester City, having won 48 of the 128 games played between the two teams, compared to Leicester City’s 46 wins.
- Leeds United have only won one of their last eight Premier League games against Leicester City, with their only victory coming by a 3-1 margin in 2021.
- Leicester City won the reverse fixture 2-0 and will be looking for their first league double over Leeds United since the 1997-98 season.
- Leeds United have only kept one clean sheet in their ten Premier League home games against Leicester City, and they previously did so in a 3-0 victory in 1997.
- Leeds United have conceded at least five goals in each of their last two Premier League home games and could become the first team in the competition’s history to do so in three consecutive games.
Leeds United vs Leicester Prediction
Leicester City have improved in recent weeks and will need a string of wins to stay in the Premier League. Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans have been impressive this month and will need to be at their best in this match.
Leeds United has given up 13 goals in their last three games and cannot afford another defensive blunder this week. Leicester City are currently the better team and should be able to win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Leicester to win at the odds of 2.15.
Leeds United vs Leicester Key Player:
Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho could be the man to keep Leicester City in the Premier League in 2022-23. He’s their top scorer in all competitions since club football resumed after the World Cup, with seven of his eight goals this season coming since the restart.
Iheanacho had the highest goals per 90 (0.58), expected goals per 90 (0.64), and shots attempted per 90 (4.2) averages of any Leicester player in 2022-23. His xG per 90 minutes is more than double that of the next highest in the Foxes squad, Patson Daka’s 0.31, followed by Jamie Vardy’s 0.29.
Iheanacho reached 50 Premier League goal involvements (30 goals, 20 assists) for Leicester City last time out, scoring his first penalty goal in the competition against Wolverhampton Wanderers. After scoring against Manchester City and Wolves, he’ll be looking to score in three consecutive league games for the first time since April 2021.