Leeds United vs. Leicester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the top six meet on Monday as newly promoted Leeds United entertain Leicester City.

Leeds United ended Aston Villa’s perfect start to the season last time out, with an incredible 3-0 win at Villa Park.

Patrick Bamford continued his superb start to the season with a hat-trick.

Leicester City bounced back from consecutive league defeats to shock Arsenal at the Emirates, with substitute Jamie Vardy scoring a late winner.

Leicester secured back to back Europa League wins on Thursday as they edged past AEK Athens, Vardy again among the scorers.

Premier League form: Leeds United W3 D1 L1; Leicester City W3 D0 L2
Premier League top scorers
Leeds United – Patrick Bamford 6 goals
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 6 goals

Match history
Leicester City won 1-0 at Elland Road in the last league meeting between the two back in 2014, with David Nugent scoring the winner.

The last meeting between the two in the top flight came all the way back in 2004, a narrow 3-2 win for Leeds United.

Last five league meetings (All Championship)
Leeds United 0 Leicester City 1 – 18/01/14
Leicester City 0 Leeds United 0 – 11/08/13
Leicester City 1 Leeds United 1 – 05/03/13
Leeds United 1 Leicester City 0 – 27/11/12
Leeds United 1 Leicester City 2 – 28/04/12

Team news
Jamie Shackleton replaced Pascal Struijk early on at Villa Park and is expected to be the only alteration from the XI here.

Liam Cooper is close to a return, however Leeds will again be without Kalvin Phillips, Gaetano Berardi and Diego Llorente.

Timothy Castagne has added to Leicester’s defensive injury nightmare and won’t return until after the international break.

Jonny Evans faces a late fitness test, however is likely to be risked given the numerous absentees.

Expected starting XI’s
Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Dallas, Koch, Ayling, Alioski; Klich, Shackleton; Costa, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Leicester City (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin; Praet, Vardy, Maddison

Predictions

Result: Draw
Leicester have won all three away games this term, whilst Leeds have been beaten just once in their last 11 home games

Correct Score: 1-1
Leicester have conceded just twice away from home this season, whilst Leeds have improved defensively since shipping seven in their first two games

Anytime Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy
All six of his Premier League goals this season have come away from home

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