Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Leicester City and Leeds United face each other at King Power Stadium in the Premier League round 21. The Foxes head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Everton, and even though top scorer Jamie Vardy remains in the recovery room, Brendan Rodgers’ men are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Wilfried Ndidi, on the other hand, is rated doubtful for the match.
The Whites, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Newcastle United. Leeds United have been producing fine displays on the travels of late, and seeing that Jamie Vardy has yet to overcome his injury, we predict that Marcelo Bielsa’s men are going to grab something from the match. Both Forshaw and Koch are sidelined with injuries, while Llorente is rated doubtful for the game.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.