By Adefunmiloye Alani

7th Nov, 2021 | 7:10am

Leicester City fan previews Leeds United clash

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Super Fans on upcoming Leeds United games. Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Leicester City, we caught up with @MatthewReville, a Leicester City fan and former journalist.


Leeds United host Leicester City on Sunday and they will be hoping to secure their third Premier League win of the season and move up the table.

The Whites are currently 17th in the table, and heading into the international break on the back of a victory will be very relieving.

Leicester have had their own struggles this term, with just five places and four points separating them from Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have a realistic chance of getting a win against the Foxes, but it will definitely not come easy.

Ahead of the clash, we spoke to @MatthewReville, a Leicester City fan and former journalist to gauge the mood amongst the opposition supporters.

What have you made of Leeds so far this season?

To be honest, I’ve not really noticed you much. Seems like they are competitive in most games and should be higher in the table, but probably not going to finish as high this season as last year.

Who will cause you the biggest issues?

Raphinha seems to be their best player, but Patrick Bamford always plays well against Leicester. Fortunately for us, he’s injured.

What have you made of your season so far?

Inconsistent – though I don’t like to complain, as we’re missing some key players and mid table is nothing to moan about.

With Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy on form, we’ve been playing 3-5-2 to get them both in the team. But with Wesley Fofana and Johnny Evans injured, we’ve been relying on bomb scare Daniel Amartey and/or painfully slow Jannik Vestegaard.

Thankfully Evans is back now and Wilfried Ndidi should also be fit again in midfield, which strengthens our defence no end.

Who should Leeds watch out for?

Vardy’s the obvious goal threat. We have a lot of quick, dangerous players – though it never seems to really click going forwards at the moment.

It does feel like we could click and suddenly win a game 4-0, but to be honest, I doubt that will happen against Leeds away.

Is Brendan Rodgers likely to make any big changes to the side?

Hopefully, Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira and Harvey Barnes will be back from injury.

I wouldn’t be shocked to see Iheanacho dropped and a return to 4-2-3-1.

Are there any particular weak links in the Leicester City side you fear may get exposed?

Defence. We always concede – and usually the first goal. Luckily we’ve shown some good resilience after conceding.

Corners are a long term weakness and Vestegaard and Ryan Bertrand have both been one touch away from a disaster since signing – and will only be more nervous now (some of) our fans are on their back.

Score prediction/what type of game will we see?

My gut says Leeds will win, but to be optimistic, I’ll go for a 2-2 draw. Leicester to start slowly and Leeds unlucky to only be 1-0 up at halftime.

We play much better second half and sneak into the lead… before conceding a scruffy equaliser off a corner.

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