LEICESTER welcome Leeds to the King Power on Saturday. Tom Winch (@WinchySFP) picks out his favourite fancy.
Leicester vs Leeds | Saturday 5th March 2022, 12:30 | BT Sport
Saturday’s Premier League lunchtime kick-off is hosted by Brendan Rogers’ Leicester as they welcome a struggling Leeds side to the King Power.
Jesse Marsch was appointed head coach of the Yorkshire club during midweek, who currently occupy 16th spot and are just two points above the relegation zone with twelve games remaining within the current season.
The Foxes have been struck with plenty of injuries this campaign especially in defensive positions which has seen them concede 43 times in 24 league matches. Leicester have conceded in 83% of games overall and 75% when playing at home, averaging 1.50 goals against at the King Power. They have scored in 75% of games also with an average of 1.75 for.
It’s been a painful last six weeks for Leeds fans, they’ve accumulated just a single point in the last six Premier League fixtures and have shipped a massive twenty one times in that period, which has seen them slip down towards the lower end of the table.
The visitors have seen an average of 3.77 goals per game on the road, 1.08 for and 2.69 against which is something the new head coach needs to improve, and fast before things turn from bad to worse for the club.
Goals are certainly a fancy here between these two sides who have both struggled to keep them out this campaign and it’s no surprise to see that the bookies expect the same.
Over 2.5 Goals is valued best at 4/7 whereas both teams to score is 8/15. There’s been a goal before the break in 75% of the Foxes home and 69% of Leeds’ away games this season.
Backing a first half goal and both teams to score is priced at 4/5 on William Hill and is something I’m willing to get behind.
Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score in his first appearance in 2022 on Tuesday night which was assisted by Harvey Barnes.
Jamie Vardy to score assisted by either James Maddison or Harvey Barnes is 15/8 on William Hill. The home side should have plenty of attacking chances on Saturday afternoon against a leaky Leeds outfit.
Leicester vs Leeds – Both Teams To Score and Over 0.5 First-Half Goals (4/5 William Hill)
Leicester vs Leeds – Jamie Vardy to score and be assisted by either James Maddison or Harvey Barnes (15/8 William Hill)