Leicester City vs Leeds United
English Carabao Cup , Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester City players respond to Craig Shakespeare’s sacking with their first away win of the season against Swansea on the weekend. It has been a torrid few months for the English manager that saw his team slip to the relegation zone. The win against Swansea is their second of the season and the team has eased some pressure by making a huge jump to 14th in the standings.
Coming back to the cup competition, Leicester looked in good touch in each of their two matches so far. They defeated Liverpool 2-0 at home in the previous round before thrashing the new Championship team Sheffield United 4-1.
On the other hands, Leeds made an excellent start to the campaign with a 7 match unbeaten run. Things have fallen apart since with the team losing in four of the next games. They are coming on the back of a 3-0 away win at Bristol on the weekend which will serve a huge morale boost.
Leeds defeated Premier League side Burnley on penalties in the previous round of the league cup after the scored levelled at 2-2 in the regular playing time. The team started their cup journey from the first round and got past the likes of lower league sides Newport and Port Vale with thumping wins on the way.
Leicester City vs Leeds United: Head-to-head
The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws each from their last 6 meetings.
The last four meetings saw less than 3 goals.
Leicester are win-less in their last four home matches against Leeds, 3 draws and 1 loss.
Leeds scored at least once in 5 of their last 7 visits to Leicester City.
Leicester City vs Leeds United: Predictions
The key Leicester players like Mahrez and Vardy are expected to be rested, but this opens the door for the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Demarai Gray and Islam Slimani to shine.
In short, a fringe Leicester side still look strong on paper. And they are expected to grab an easy win at the King Power Stadium against the out of form Leeds.
Leicester City vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
Safe option – Leicester to win @ 1.54
Best Bet – HT/FT – Leicester/Leicester @ 2.38
You can also back the correct full-time score 2-0 for 8.00 odd.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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