By Pranav Shahaney

17th Oct, 2022 | 9:40pm

Chris Sutton predicts result of Leeds United v Leicester City as he gushes over Jesse Marsch

Chris Sutton has predicted there to be five goals as Leeds United take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday night.

He believes that the absence of James Maddison will cost Leicester dearly as he received his fifth yellow of the season for simulation.

Sutton has also been impressed with Jesse Marsch and how he communicates with his players after a loss and thinks that they will run out convincing winners on the day.

He told the BBC, predicting a 4-1 Leeds win, “Leicester are without the hugely influential James Maddison, who is suspended after he was booked for his late dive against Crystal Palace.

“He will rue that dive, because it could cost his team here.

“Leeds have not got the results their play has deserved on a few occasions this season, including their defeat to Arsenal at the weekend when they played with great intensity.

“This is where all of that changes, because I am backing them to get a break or two at King Power Stadium.

“Leeds boss Jesse Marsch talks his team up in defeat like no other manager – if you listened to him, you would think they had won every game – but I like their playing style and it deserves greater rewards.”

Confidence booster

Leeds need a result that builds their confidence and this would be perfect to do exactly that.

Despite it being away from home, the Whites will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points from it.

If it’s as crazy a game as Sutton predicts, it’s going to be a field day for the Leeds attackers and worth the trip for the travelling support.

Leicester do keep the ball well so much like Arsenal, Leeds will have the be good with their pressing and make the most of the transition situations.

We’re hoping that they do get the result and play well as it’s been one of the two over the course of the season.

Marsch surely is not under too much pressure but he would not want his side closer to or in the relegation zone before the World Cup begins.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.