By Sam Stone

20th Oct, 2022 | 3:10pm

Jamie O'Hara backs Leicester City to beat Leeds United

Jamie O’Hara believes Leeds United will suffer another Premier League defeat against Leicester City on Thursday evening.

Jesse Marsch’s side are coming into the fixture winless since the middle of August and suffered a disappointing loss to Arsenal last time out.

Despite playing well against the Gunners, O’Hara believes rock-bottom Leicester will shade a tight encounter between the two sides.

“It’s a tough one to call because you just don’t know what Leicester are going to turn up because they’ll play well and then they’ll get beat,” said the former Tottenham midfielder (talkSPORT EDGE, 20 October).

“Leeds were really good against Arsenal, they battered them. I think Leicester are finally going to get a win, 2-1.”

Tight game

This fixture does have the feeling of being a tightly contested affair, particularly with both sides in poor form at the moment. Leicester do have some quality players on their books and shouldn’t be in the middle of the demise they’re currently in.

If they turn up and perform to the levels they can this will be a tricky test for Marsch’s men. From a Leeds perspective, they need to start turning their good displays into wins. They should’ve got something against Arsenal and could’ve been out of sight in the first half against Crystal Palace.

Although the performances have been good, the American will be judged on points and at the moment the pressure is starting to mount slightly. He will be given time considering the number of summer arrivals, but if Leeds aren’t careful they will be swept into a relegation battle.

A win against Brendan Rodgers’ side will change the mood around Elland Road. If the Whites press high, are full of energy and are more clinical in front of goal, they stand an excellent chance of picking up all three points against a side who are struggling for form and confidence.

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