Leeds vs Leicester prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/02/2024

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Leeds vs Leicester prediction
Familiar foes Leeds and Leicester are the Championship's front runners – Photo by Icon sport

The Championship’s top two sides and chief automatic promotion contenders, Leeds and Leicester, meet at Elland Road on Friday to contest what should be a thrilling second-tier fixture. Read our Championship predictions for the contest below.

Leeds vs Leicester predictions: Can Leeds prolong their winning streak?

Leeds vs Leicester predictions
Our pick

⚽Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Leeds 2-1 Leicester

⚽ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

Leaders Leicester have lost just five times in the Championship this term, though Leeds were one of their conquerors in November. The Yorkshire outfit have won eight league matches on the bounce ahead of Friday’s rematch and could be worth backing to prevail again.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Leeds favourites to prevail

  • HOME: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Leicester’s defeat to Middlesbrough last weekend cut their lead at the top to nine points and determined chasers Leeds, who have won eight Championship fixtures on the bounce, could rein the Foxes in further on Friday.

Last five H2Hs: Chequered history for both teams

England Championship 03/11/23

Leicester

Leicester

0
Leeds

Leeds

1

England Premier League 25/04/23

Leeds

Leeds

1
Leicester

Leicester

1

England Premier League 20/10/22

Leicester

Leicester

2
Leeds

Leeds

0

England Premier League 05/03/22

Leicester

Leicester

1
Leeds

Leeds

0

England Premier League 07/11/21

Leeds

Leeds

1
Leicester

Leicester

1

Leeds’s narrow win over Leicester in September was their first victory over the Foxes in five attempts. Leicester drew on each of their last two visits to Elland Road, however.

Team news and form guide

Leeds: Hosts have lengthy winning run to defend

Leeds will be missing Karl Darlow, Pascal Strujik and Stuart Dallas on Friday and they could stick wih the same XI that picked up three points at Plymouth last weekend (2-0).

Predicted lineup: Meslier – Gray, Rodon, Ampadu, Firpo – Gruev, Kamara, Gnonto, Rutter, Summerville – Piroe

England Championship 16/05/24

W

Norwich

Norwich

0

Leeds

Leeds

4

England Championship 12/05/24

D

Norwich

Norwich

0

Leeds

Leeds

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

2

Leeds

Leeds

1

England Championship 26/04/24

L

QPR

QPR

4

Leeds

Leeds

0

England Championship 22/04/24

W

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

Leeds

Leeds

4

Leicester: Foxes aiming to bounce back from defeat

Leicester will be without the services of key holding midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for their trip to Elland Road. The Foxes slipped up at home to Middlesbrough in their last assignment.

Predicted lineup: Hermansen – Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin – Winks, Dewsbury-Hall, Fatawu, Praet, Mavididi – Daka

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

L

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Our free expert picks: Leeds’s run to continue with 2-1 win

Make sure to view the rest of our top betting tips when you’re finished picking through our Leeds vs Leicester predictions below.

Leeds are Friday’s expected winners and Daniel Farke’s in-form troops could be worth backing to score over 1.5 goals against Leicester at 17/20 (1.85).  A draw in the half-time market also has an appealing price of 11/10 (2.10) along with a 47.6% probability of success.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Leeds managed to score at least once in 11 of their last 12 fixtures in the Championship.
  • Leicester bagged at least one goal in each of their last 19 games in the division.

Other tips

Leeds 2-1 Leicester

  • Leeds have been averaging 2.18 goals per home game in the Championship this season.
  • Leicester found the net once in four of their last six meetings with Leeds.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • 69% of Leeds’s home games in the Championship this term have featured over 2.5 goals.
  • Five of Leicester’s last seven away tussles in the second tier have produced at least three goals.
Leeds vs Leicester prediction
Wilfried Gnonto is a potential match winner for Leeds – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Wilfried Gnonto

Diminutive Italian winger Wilfried Gnonto has been unplayable in recent weeks and the 20-year-old got on the scoresheet five times in his last five appearances for Leeds. If he is up for the occasion, he could tear Leicester apart on Friday.

Gnonto part of a fearsome front four

Wilfried Gnonto’s pace and silky close control could be difficult for Leicester’s defenders to keep a lid on, and the Italian has a fearsome supporting cast in forward areas in Cyrsencio Summerville, Georgino Rutter and Joel Piroe. Any one member of that quartet would be a useful addition to your coupons as an anytime scorer.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.