Leeds United had a promising performance against Arsenal on Sunday, even though the Peacocks lost 1-0 on a first-half goal from the Gunners and ended up with nothing to show for their hard work.
The Peacocks’ pressing promptly disrupted Arsenal’s possession-based system, and if not for missed clear chances and a missed penalty, Jesse Marsch’s side would have gotten a result.
They’ll try to reproduce that performance on the road against Leicester City, who have been one of the biggest underachievers in the league to date. Bad goalkeeping, porous defending and a declining Jamie Vardy have all contributed to the Foxes’ regression in all pitch areas this season.
Leicester has just one win in the new season — a home victory against Nottingham Forest — and the pressure is building for manager Brendan Rodgers.
Despite their poor start to the season, the market hasn’t correctly adjusted to how much Leicester have regressed. With James Maddison suspended, it’s hard to see the Foxes producing enough straightforward scoring to favour this match.
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