Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (4/5) vs Leeds (16/5)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday, 31st January 2021, Kick-off 14:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Sunday afternoon, Leicester have the chance to continue their impressive recent league form when they host unpredictable Leeds at the King Power Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers team continued their strong form with a 1-1 draw at in-form Everton. They dominated possession for much of the game, but considering the Toffees recent form a point was probably a point gained for the Foxes.
The draw keeps Leicester in the title race, as they are now two points behind league leaders Manchester City. They are also four points clear of fifth-place West Ham in the race for the Champions League spots.
The team from the Midlands head into this clash on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. The home sides recent league games have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their previous seven league matches.
Leicester’s recent home form has been slightly inconsistent of late, although the Foxes have won three of their last five matches on home soil, including their last two league games at the King Power Stadium.
The visitors have experienced an inconsistent campaign of late, as a 2-1 win at Newcastle last time out ended a two-game losing run for the Yorkshire outfit. A lack of clean sheets in the English top-flight of late has hindered their chances of putting together a run of wins, as the visitors have kept just one clean sheet in their previous nine games in the Premier League.
Despite the recent clean sheets, the Whites recent league matches have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last nine outings in the English top-flight.
Leeds have a mixed recent away record in the Premier League, as Marcelo Bielsa’s team have won three and lost four of their previous seven away games in the top-flight. The visitors recent league matches on their travels have almost guaranteed goals, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight outings.
Star forward Patrick Bamford’s form has been good this season, as he has scored ten goals in 19 top-flight appearances. However, he has failed to score in four Premier League outings. Leicester to be a tough team to face to break that duck.
Leicester have looked strong of late in the English top-flight, while you just never know what you are going to get with the visitors. We are backing the home win, but it could be a narrow victory. The other recommendation we are making is under 2.5 goals, as Leicester have not been high-scoring without injured star striker Jamie Vardy.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 4/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/8. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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