By Sam Stone

20th Oct, 2022 | 7:40am

Gabby Agbonlahor backs Leeds United to beat Leicester in their next Premier League fixture

Gabby Agbonlahor feels Leeds United were “very good” against Arsenal and has backed Jesse Marsch’s side to get back to winning ways against Leicester City.

The Yorkshire side are without a win since August and have slid down the table after a bright start to their 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

However, Agbonlahor feels Leicester’s current state puts Leeds in a good position to get back on track after being unfortunate to lose against Mikel Arteta’s men on Sunday (15 October).

“I think Leeds were very good against Arsenal and were very unfortunate to lose the game 1-0,” said Agbonlahor (talkSPORT Breakfast 6:43, 20 October).

“Tonight Leicester need their players to turn up and put in a performance. “If you were a betting man you’ve got to go Leeds tonight. You just need to look at the table with Leicester. Brendan Rodgers just doesn’t look bothered.”

Must win

This does have the feel of a must-win for both teams. It’s all well and good putting in strong performances, but Marsch needs to start getting points on the board quickly. The Whites were excellent against Arsenal and in the first half at Crystal Palace, but ultimately the American will be judged on results.

The trip to the East Midlands provides his side with a golden chance to be positive from the outset and really take the game to their out-of-form hosts. If Leeds can press high and make life hard for Leicester out of possession, they could create plenty of chances.

Untied desperately need their forward players to start hitting the back of the net and ease some of the strain on their defence. And Thursday evening (20 October) would be the ideal time for Patrick Bamford to rediscover his goalscoring form after missing a penalty against Arsenal in the Whites’ last fixture.

Failure to win this evening could see the pressure on Marsch really begin to mount. Leeds spent a lot of money during the summer, even if it was offset by sales, and two wins from their opening ten matches would not be of the level required.

In other Leeds United news, Karen Carney has made a “Huge” admission ahead of the major relegation six-pointer against Leicester City later this week.