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Leeds hope to record consecutive wins for the first time this season as they welcome Leicester City to Elland Road

Leeds United will be hoping to record consecutive wins for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon, as they welcome Leicester City to Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side put daylight between them and the bottom three when they beat Norwich City last time out, and could leapfrog as many as five teams if everything goes their way this weekend.

Leicester on the other hand are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, and 90 minutes of trying to get past an inspired Aaron Ramsdale in the Gunners’ goal.

That game rather summed up the season so far for the Foxes, and their record of two wins, two draws and a defeat from their last five league games suggests they’re struggling for consistency. Leeds are also struggling in that department, winning two, losing two and drawing one of their last quintet.

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Once again, the Whites are expected to be without Patrick Bamford, who is struggling with an ankle problem and needs the international break to regain his fitness. In fact, it’s a case of same old for Leeds, as they’re also without Luke Ayling and Robin Koch, the latter of which may not play again until close to Christmas time.

As for Leicester, they’ve got a trio of definite absentees, with James Justin, Wesley Fofana and Marc Albrighton all sidelined with a variety of issues.

There was also doubts over Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, but Brendan Rodgers confirmed all three should be available after not being 100% for Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow.

When the sides met last season, both results favoured the visiting team. Barnes, Jamie Vardy and a Youri Tielemans brace done the damage for Leicester in a 4-1 win at Elland Road, before the Whites exacted revenge at the KP, winning 3-1 thanks to goals from Stuart Dallas, Bamford and Jack Harrison.

Before those two games in the top flight, the most recent Premier League meeting between the sides was way back in 2004, when the likes of Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Paul Dickov all found the scoresheet in an enthralling 3-2 win for Eddie Gray’s Leeds. However, the result wasn’t enough for either side to avoid relegation, as they both went down with 33 points alongside Wolves.

Marcelo Bielsa won’t be worrying about a similar fate just yet this season, but a win that puts them potentially six points above Burnley would be very much welcomed. If it goes the other way, Brendan Rodgers’ side could move up as high as fifth.

Leeds United take on Leicester City on Sunday, November 7th. Kick-off is at 2pm.

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