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Leeds United vs Leicester City verdict, predicted score, key stats and suggested bets

Leeds United and Leicester City will meet under the Elland Road lights in a Premier League relegation six-pointer on Tuesday evening.

Date, KO time and TV coverage

Premier League, Tuesday, April 25, Kick-off 7:45pm, live on BT Sport 1.

Predicted score

Leeds United 2-2 Leicester City

Suggested bets

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score

Key stats

Leeds United have conceded 22 goals in their last seven matches, also scoring 13, for a combined average of five goals per game.
Leicester City haven't kept a clean sheet since a 2-0 win over Everton in November 2022.
Both teams have scored in Leeds' last seven matches, with United conceding at least two in six of those.
There have been over 1.5 goals scored in five of the last six meetings between the teams.

Team news

Stuart Dallas (leg) and Tyler Adams (hamstring) could be the only absentees for Leeds United.

Javi Gracia has to be considering replacing Illan Meslier with Joel Robles in goal after another below-par performance from the Frenchman.
Jonny Evans (virus) and James Maddison (virus) both missed Saturday's game against Wolves with illness. James Maddison is expected to be available, so Evans could return too.
Jannik Vestergaard (calf), Ricardo Pereira (hamstring) and Ryan Bertrand (lack of fitness) will miss the trip to Leeds, but Harvey Barnes is about to return to training and Jamie Vardy may shake off a knock.

Verdict

Leeds United and Leicester City are running out of games to secure their Premier League status, but as Foxes fans will tell you, one win makes a world of difference.
Leeds United improved on their defensive woes in a 2-1 loss at Craven Cottage, although it was at the expense of providing an attacking threat.
Javi Gracia's team were visibly restrained in the opening exchanges against Fulham. Rasmus Kristensen and Max Wober turned down several opportunities to join the attack in a flat first half.
United were quick to buckle under pressure when Fulham did find space, with Illan Meslier's substandard attempts at dealing with balls from wide areas proving the difference between the sides.
Leicester City fared far better against Wolverhampton. Matheus Cunha's 13th-minute opener was cancelled out by Kelechi Iheanacho's 37th-minute penalty.
City were much more compact and resolute in their defensive third than in previous weeks, highlighted by the fact Wolves produced an xG of 0.90 from 16 shots at goal and created no chances of note.
Dean Smith's men looked comfortable out of possession and were able to exploit the space down the flanks throughout the second half. The game was eventually won when left-back Viktor Kristiansen found right-back Timothy Castagne free in the box.
The victory was Leicester's first win in 11 games and has put a very different spin on their run-in. The Foxes will be confident of picking up more points in a week where they face fellow strugglers Leeds and Everton.
Confidence is not a word you'd associate with the fans or players of Leeds United at the moment. The concerning level of performances in which they've leaked goals at an alarming rate has left their fans fearing the worst.
The Yorkshire side have struggled to keep teams out, conceding 22 goals in their last seven matches, but it's rare they fail to find the net themselves. Leeds have averaged nearly two goals per game in that time.
Leicester's leaky defence hasn't kept a clean sheet since November 11. A constant flow of injuries at the back has contributed to them letting in at least one goal in their last 17 matches.
The Premier League relegation battle has taken so many twists and turns already this season, it would feel foolish to predict the outcome of this game with any confidence, but there should be goals.

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