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Leeds v Leicester betting tips: Foxes in hunt for Whites scalp

| 06.11.2021

Leeds v Leicester betting tips and odds

Leicester hope to move into the top half of the table on Sunday when they visit Leeds who are flirting dangerously with the relegation zone.

The Foxes could not repeat their stunning comeback win in Russia two weeks ago as a 1-1 draw at home to Spartak Moscow on Thursday left them in third place in their Europa League group.

United secured a crucial 2-1 win at relegation rivals Norwich last weekend and are slight underdogs at 7/4 to win at Elland Road, but let’s check out some of the other options in our Leeds v Leicester betting tips.

Match Odds

The Foxes lost their fourth game of the season in a 2-0 home defeat by Arsenal last weekend, although expected goals data suggests they should have beaten the Gunners, who had man-of-the-match Aaron Ramsdale to thank for making a string of superb saves.

City are 29/20 to win at Leeds as they did so comfortably in a 4-1 win almost exactly a year ago, although Leeds avenged that defeat with a 3-1 victory at the end of January.

The concern for Brendan Rodgers is that he fielded a strong side against the Russians and many of the players on display should be in the starting XI, although Jamie Vardy came on for the last 20 minutes so is reasonably fresh and keen to atone for his missed penalty.

Leicester have scored at least twice in their last five Premier League games and are evens to make it six or we have boosted the odds from 29/10 to 10/3 on the visitors winning and conceding bearing in mind only Newcastle have a better both teams to score record than them this season.

United have looked fairly toothless without injured striker Patrick Bamford, scoring just five goals in his absence, and their last eight games have involved three or fewer match goals.

Rodgers’ side are 27/10 to win and under 3.5 goals, but with fatigue a factor, under 1.5 goals in the first half, two or fewer in the second and either team to win is 13/8, while a score draw is 3/1 in our Leeds v Leicester betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Bamford remains out with a problematic ankle injury, so the striker role could go to either Rodrigo or Jack Harrison who led the line in a 3-3-3-1 at Carrow Road.

Leeds are assessing Jamie Shackleton, forced off with a knock at Norwich, and Junior Firpo, who has been out for a month with a muscle injury sustained on international duty last month.

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are in contention for Leicester having missed the draw against Spartak Moscow, and Ricardo Pereira is also available, like Wilfred Ndidi, who returned from a hamstring injury on Thursday.

Goalscorer Odds

Vardy is understandably the 7/2 favourite to break the deadlock and 11/8 to score any time, but Barnes can be backed at 11/2 and 2/1 in both markets in our Leeds v Leicester betting tips.

The attacking midfielder scored the first goal of the game in both meetings last season, but it remains to be seen whether he makes the starting line-up.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka are 17/10 and 7/5 to get on the scoresheet, with Youri Tielemans priced at 10/1 and 7/2 having scored a double at Elland Road last season.

Rodrigo is 11/2 and 2/1, but Harrison looks interesting at 15/2 and 13/5 considering he started as the sole striker last weekend.

Match Info

Where: Elland Road

When: 14:00, Sunday 7th November

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner