Leeds are currently 17th in Premier League, Leicester a bit above in 12th. The game is very vital for both parties as their season will more and more depend on this result. A win for Leicester will see them up and into the European spots, while Leeds will see their season as more and more talking about avoiding relegation.
Date: 07.11.21, Venue: Elland Road, Match: Premier League
Both clubs and managers must be said to be a bit below expectations, but a win will of course see them more on track. Leicester are in Europe and need to adjust their set up for that and be able to compete in all competitions, Leeds do have too many injury problems and must address that quickly to be able to be competitive.
Both clubs do have a number of players out. Leeds will miss Ayling, Bamford, Shackleton and Koch. Leicester will be without Fofana and Albrighton. Might also be a bit too early for Pereira and Justin, expecting Barnes and Maddison to be part of the squad.
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Manager: Brendan Rodgers, profile
Likely Line-Up, (3-5-2), Schmeichel – Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey – Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare, Thomas – Iheanacho, Vardy, Subs: Ward, Lookman, Perez, Daka, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes
Manager: Marcelo Bielsa, profile
Likely Line-Up, (3-5-2), Meslier – Cooper, Loriente, Struijk – Phillips, Dallas, Klich, James, Raphinha – Rodrigo, Harrison, Subs: Drameh, Forshaw, Roberts, Hjelde, Kleasson, Gelhardt, Cresswell
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TCF Prediction: 1-1 – Draw
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Looking at previous meetings there are a number of great games v. Leeds and one that comes to mind is the 2003/04 match when Lilian Nalis scored a screamer and Leicester were flying at home winning 4-0. Another great game to remember is of course that 2-2 fixture as far back as the 1973-74 season when Alan Birchenall did as Nalis scored a screamer from distance.Embed from Getty Images
Leeds did have a great period during the 60’s and 70’s and of course did win a great number of games against Leicester, who also appeared in the top flight with good results during those years. Leeds did follow Leicester down to the 2nd tier in that 2003/04 season as both clubs had a long stay away from the top flight after that.
Leeds do have a number of great wins with that 6-0 League Cup trashing of Leicester in 2001 as a massive highlight. Another good memory must be last seasons 3-1 win at King Power.
A great number of players have been in both camps, but the most iconic figure must be Don Revie, who did play for both clubs and as we all know became a legendary manager at Leeds and also getting the England job. A player that has really set both clubs on the map is Gary McAllister, who had a big start at Leicester and at Leeds majestic over a great number of seasons. There are many players to mention. Steve Guppy and Julian Joachim are previous players as well.Embed from Getty Images
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