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Leeds United vs Leicester City: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
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Leeds United and Leicester City meet at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon, as both look for big results in the Premier League.

The hosts are languishing precariously above the drop zone in 17th, with a second win in four last time out lifting them onto ten points - three above Burnley in 18th. That 2-1 win at Norwich was just Leeds' second of the entire Premier League season so far, not having been able to replicate the same flying style of play they displayed last campaign.

The Foxes come into this tie also getting desperate for a win. Brendan Rodgers' side disappointingly drew 1-1 against Spartak Moscow on Thursday, after being well beaten 2-0 at home to Arsenal.

Prior to that, however, Leicester went on a run of four consecutive victories in all competitions. They sit 11th, after four wins and four defeats in their opening 10 fixtures.

Here's 90min's preview of this clash.


How to watch Leeds United vs Leicester City on TV

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Elland Road will host / George Wood/GettyImages

When is kick off? Sunday 7 November, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Elland Road, Leeds
What TV channel is it on? Not televised in the UK, fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Darren England
Who's the VAR? Peter Bankes


Leeds United team news

Marcelo Bielsa will once again be without leading frontman Patrick Bamford as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury. Luke Ayling and Robin Koch will also both be out of contention.

There are doubts over the availability of Junior Firpo and Jamie Shackleton as well, although both will face late fitness tests to determine whether they'll be able to feature.

Otherwise, the Whites should look pretty similar to their last outing and will likely stick with a back three to match their opposition on Sunday.


Leicester City team news

James Maddison
James Maddison could come back into the side / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Rodgers will be the happier of the two managers, confirming that he hopes to have a number of players back in contention.

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes should both be available after recovering from illness, while Ricardo Pereira is also likely to return following problems he picked up in Leicester's penalty shootout win over Brighton in the EFL Cup.

Wilfried Ndidi is in with a shout of starting too, having marked a return form a hamstring injury with a 25-minute cameo against Spartak on Thursday night.


Leeds United vs Leicester City predicted lineups

Leeds United: Meslier; Lorente, Struijk, Cooper; Klich, Philips, Dallas; Raphinha, Rodrigo, James; Harrison

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Vestergaard, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Tielemans, Soumare, Thomas; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy


Leeds United vs Leicester City prediction

Raphinha
Star quality / Stephen Pond/GettyImages

With both teams desperate to elevate their current standing in the Premier League table with a win, this could be a tight - but fun - one.

Leeds will be spurred on by the fact that they managed a second win of the season - and a second victory in four - last time out and, while they do have significant injury absentees, there is still plenty of star quality within their ranks to get excited about. Of course, there will also be the best part of 40,000 fans behind them.

Leicester visit Elland Road not having won in two, and having started the league campaign in really mediocre fashion.

A recent slight upturn in results looked to have been the turning point in Rodgers' side's season but the last week has brought a humbling by the Gunners and a disappointing result in Europe. They need to pick up again and start accumulating points in order to get back into the race for European football.

Two teams needing a victory, two poor defences, two attacks filled with quality. Hmmmm, what could happen here?

Prediction: Leeds United 2-3 Leicester City

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