Preview: Leeds United vs Leicester City

Preview: Leeds United vs Leicester City

A look ahead to the Foxes clash.

Leeds United welcome Leicester City to Elland Road in Friday’s mouthwatering top of the table Sky Bet Championship clash, with kick off coming at 8pm.

The Whites have been in scintillating form in 2024, winning eight matches on the bounce and conceding just one goal in the process.

Last time out, Daniel Farke’s side picked up another three points with a two-goal victory at Plymouth Argyle.

Italian international Willy Gnonto got the ball rolling for United, latching onto a looping pass from Georginio Rutter, before the Frenchman himself put the game to bed in the second half with an emphatic finish through the legs of Conor Hazard.

That win rounded off what has been a gruelling away schedule, having already headed to Home Park for an Emirates FA Cup replay as well as league clashes with Bristol City and Swansea City in recent weeks.



Since being held to a point by Ipswich Town in late January, Leicester City have won four of their previous outings, although the Foxes did fall to defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough last time out.

Goals from Finn Azaz and Samuel Silvera saw Boro return to Teesside with all three points, despite veteran striker Jamie Vardy pulling one back for Enzo Maresca’s side late on.

United’s impressive run of form has seen them cut the gap to runaway leaders Leicester to nine points, with the incentive to further reduce the deficit to just six on offer with victory at Elland Road. The Foxes will be aiming to extend the gap to 12.



The two sides have met once this campaign, with Georginio’s quick reactions seeing the forward fire home a winner just before the hour mark at the King Power Stadium.

Despite having a relatively quiet game, Illan Meslier was needed deep into stoppage time to produce a stunning save to deny Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall an equaliser, clawing the midfielder’s close-range header off the line.

Fans attending the match can find important information ahead of the game, further down the page. For those not in attendance, take a look at our how to watch guide.


Georgi the difference maker against Leicester:


How to watch:

The full 90 minutes is available to watch worldwide on LUTV! You can watch the game along with pre-match build up, analysis and reaction at video.leedsunited.com. Buy your match pass HERE.

Supporters can also follow all the updates live on leedsunited.com with our online blog throughout the match. 

The match has also been selected for live television coverage within the UK, on Sky Sports. For further information on how to watch the game across the rest of the world, please see our ‘How to Watch’ guide on leedsunited.com, ahead of kick-off!


Important supporter information:

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, tragedy chanting, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.

Please click here to see further supporter information, ahead of the match.


What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?


Head to head:

Wins: 49

Draws: 35

Losses: 46


Top scorer 2023/24:

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (16)

Leicester: Jamie Vardy (12)


League position:

Leeds: 2nd

Leicester: 1st


Memories against Leicester:


Officials: 

Referee - Craig Pawson

Assistant Referee - Marc Perry

Assistant Referee - Steven Meredith

Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson

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