It’s a new week in a new month and two fixtures will be played in the English Premier League on Monday evening, both shown live to a large television audience across Europe. On this page, we preview the action from Elland Road where Leeds United take on Leicester City from 20:00 GMT. With both teams on a great run of early-season form, this should prove to be a fascinating encounter.
Leeds off to a strong start
Leeds United have already shown themselves to be a worthwhile addition to the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship in summer. The hosts prepare for this game having won half of their six outings in the top flight, drawing one and losing the other two. Interestingly, they have already found the net a dozen times but have conceded nine goals and the latter is something that must be addressed.
The Peacocks have won only one of their last three at this level, but the spare did come in their most recent start when beating Aston Villa 3-0 on the road. Villa had started the season well but proved no match for a rampant Leeds who bagged the win and all three points thanks to three goals from Bamford who silenced his critics in the process.
Leicester gunning for a top four-finish
Leicester City only narrowly missed out on a top-four finish and place in the Champions League after falling apart in the final few games of last season. Manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to see his players learn the lessons of that campaign as they bid to make a return to UEFA’s elite competition by finishing amongst the four best sides in England.
The Foxes bring stats of four wins against two defeats with thirteentp goals scored and eight conceded. The 12 points collected so far places them fourth in the table, level on points with Aston Villa in third and only one off the pace set by leaders Everton after six games. They are well poised to challenge for the top spot in the approach to Christmas but will want to continue their winning ways at Elland Road on Monday.
Leeds vs Leicester prediction
Leeds United have already proven themselves a match for any team at this level and they’ll rate their chances of shooting down Leicester. The Foxes are experienced in what it takes to grind out results in this league and come aiming for the win.
Premier League odds
Leeds United are 2.536 to win with 22bet offering Leicester at 2.62 and the draw 3.6.
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