2023-24 Sky Bet Championship: Week 15 – Friday

Leicester City face Leeds United at the King Power Stadium in a Championship showdown.

Victory would see table-topping Leeicester move eight points clear of second-placed Ipswich Town, whilst Leeds will stay third with a win


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Yunus Akgun is ruled out for Leicester with a muscle injury suffered during training.

Wilfried Ndidi (muscle) is also sidelined after he missed the Foxes’ win at QPR last weekend.

Tom Cannon (back) could make his debut if he passes a late fitness test but Callum Doyle (knee) and Dennis Praet (back) remain absent.

Leeds could hand Sam Byram, Crysencio Summerville (both muscle) and Joe Rodon (hamstring) late fitness tests, after the trio were substituted during their win against Huddersfield last weekend.

Junior Firpo (knee) could make his first start of the season but Djed Spence (knee), Stuart Dallas (thigh) and Joe Gelhardt (hand) are sidelined.


When is Kick-Off?

Leicester host Leeds on Friday 3 November in a 8pm GMT kick-off at King Power Stadium, live on Sky Sports in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • Leicester are unbeaten in eight of their last nine league meetings against Leeds (W4, D4, L1).
  • Leeds have won one of their last five league visits to Leicester (W1, D2, L2)
  • Leicester have scored three goals without conceding in their last two meetings at home to Leeds, with former player – Harvey Barnes having scored in each of those two fixtures.
  • Leicester have scored seven goals in their last four home matches without conceding (W4), whilst Jamie Vardy scored in the second half across two of those four games.
  • Leeds have claimed 10 points from their last six away matches in the Championship (W3, D1, L2).



With a solid gap over their third-placed visitors, Leicester can hold little fear coming into this home match but I do expect them to continue their momemtun, even if they were made to work for their win at QPR where clinical finishing and excellent passing play proved key.

Leeds meanwhile battered a toothless Huddersfield in a dominant performance despite conceding a late goal, but they are facing the league’s top goalscoring team here so will need to be clinical but wary of the Foxes’ fluid attacking play when defending.

This clash should therefore be close so the first goal could be crucial because if Leicester score first especially at home, I can’t see them losing this but Leeds might just have enough to get a draw if dig deep.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Leeds

Result: Leicester 0-1 Leeds 

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