Leeds – Leicester Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 23.02.202

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⚽ Leeds – Leicester Predictions

Leeds – Leicester Predictions and Tips and Odds for February 23, CHAMPIONSHIP.

Leeds – Leicester Preview

  • The weekend’s Championship action opens with arguably the clash of the weekend as second-placed Leeds welcome runaway league leaders Leicester under the Friday night floodlights. No fewer than nine points separate Daniel Farke’s side from their visitors, a gap which they’ll hope to cut here as they seek to extend their competitive unbeaten record in 2024 to 12 games (W10, D1), which includes a perfect record in league action (W8).
  • Bringing up that form is an incredible run of five consecutive wins ‘to nil’, with Leeds netting 11 unanswered goals across that period. A continuation of that trend is a possibility with the Whites winning the reverse fixture 1-0, and such a result would secure a first winning league H2H double for Leeds since the 1994/95 season.
  • Leicester will enter this clash with the sour taste of a losing league double fresh on their minds as they fell to a second defeat against Middlesbrough over the weekend. That was only their fifth league defeat of the season though, and boss Enzo Maresca has hinted at this being just a blip as he calmly stated his side “cannot win every game,” although a run of five straight victories prior to that suggests they may well bounce back in this one.
  • Taking to the road doesn’t particularly faze the Foxes either, with Maresca’s men losing only to Coventry across their last nine competitive away matches (W6, D2, L1). The visitors managed to keep just two clean sheets across that run, yet their potent strike force made up for it as they found the net at least twice in each victory, something they’ve managed in just one of the last six H2Hs (W2, D2, L2).
  • Players to watch: All seven of Georginio Rutter’s seven competitive goals for Leeds this season have come in victories, yet his crucial goal in the reverse fixture was the only match opener amongst them. Despite not playing a full 90 minutes in 2024, Jamie Vardy has impressively netted five goals across his last five appearances, four of which came after half-time.
  • Hot stat: Leicester have scored in both halves of a league-high ten away games this season (62%).

Leeds – Leicester
Kick-off: February 23, 21:00
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.42@Bwin