Michael Owen has predicted a 3-1 home win when Leeds United travel to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
He said that it had the potential to be a “fantastic” game but thinks that Leicester will have too much for Leeds even without talisman Jamie Vardy.
“This has the potential to be a fantastic match!” Owen exclaimed in his BetVictor column.
“Leeds got a much-needed victory on the road against Newcastle midweek; however, a much tougher task awaits them at the King Power.
‘Leicester arrive here in top form. Three wins in as many matches mean that the Foxes are well in the title mix, and despite missing Jamie Vardy, I still think they’ll have enough to beat an inconsistent Leeds side.”
Leeds have a great chance of springing a shock
Three wins in as many matches?
We think Owen needs to put a bit more time in on his homework after Leicester only managed a draw against Everton in midweek without Jamie Vardy.
And Leicester lost to nil in the only other league game without Vardy this season, to an Aston Villa side that Leeds beat 3-0.
The right Leeds need to turn up on Sunday to come back with the three points.
Patrick Bamford, in particular, needs to rediscover the form that’s put him within sniffing distance of the leaders in the race for the golden boot.
He hasn’t scored in the last four and was hauled off early in the win against Newcastle.
Talking on the official Leeds United podcast this week he said that he’s raring to go against Leicester and wants to put his barren run behind him.
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