Leeds, Leicester aim to build on impressive wins

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2020-21 English Premier League

30 October – 02 November 2020
Matchday 7 of 38

 

Both Leeds United and Leicester City will be aiming to build on impressive wins in the 2020-21 English Premier League when they lock horns at Elland Road on Monday evening. Kick-off is at 22:00 CAT.

 

Leeds returned to winning ways in the league in emphatic fashion with an impressive 3-0 win away to Aston Villa. Patrick Bamford scored a second-half hat-trick for the visitors as last season’s Championship winners moved up to sixth spot on the log standings.

 

“It’s a dream come true,” Bamford said in the aftermath. “When the third went in it was just pure elation, a big moment for me.

“It is testament to how the team has worked, without them I wouldn’t be able to score and Marcelo Bielsa has put a lot of trust in me, it was important for us to bounce back.”

The Foxes bounced back from back-to-back defeats with a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. The hosts dominated for most of the match, but a late Jamie Vardy goal secured all three points for the visitors.

 

“We came from two back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, so it was really important to have a result today. Winning at Arsenal is always good for us so we are really happy,” Leiceester midfielder Youri Tielemans said after their match in North London.

“We knew that tonight we had to be patient, especially in that first half, with them being on the ball and trying to break through our lines and in behind.

“We had to keep our lines narrow and really tight and try to break on the counter and that’s what we did. That’s where the goal came from and we are really happy with the result.”

 

This will be the first league encounter between the two teams since Leicester’s 1-0 win over Leeds in a Championship match six years ago. David Nugent scored the decisive goal at Elland road on that day.

 

Leeds and Leicester haven’t locked horns in the Premier League since 2004. Their most recent meeting in England’s top-flight ended in a 3-2 win for the West Yorkshire club, with Alan Smith netting a late winner.

 

Leeds United vs Leicester City head-to-head statistics: 

Matches played: 86

Leeds United wins: 31

Leicester City wins: 30
Draws: 25

 

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 7: 

 

Friday, 30 October 

 

22:00 – Wolves vs Crystal Palace

 

Saturday, 31 October 

 

14:30 – Sheffield United vs Manchester City

17:00 – Burnley vs Chelsea

19:30 – Liverpool vs West Ham United

 

Sunday, 01 November 

 

14:00 – Aston Villa vs Southampton

16:00 – Newcastle United vs Everton

18:30 – Manchester United vs Arsenal

21:15 – Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion

 

Monday, 02 November 

 

19:30 – Fulham vs West Brom

22:00 – Leeds United vs Leicester City