Match Preview: Leicester City vs Leeds United

If Leicester’s away record ends up costing them a place in the automatic promotion spots, it should be their home form that’s keeps them in the playoffs.

In as much as a Championship ground can be a fortress, Leicester City have made theirs a feared venue. Only Cardiff City have sent more teams away with nothing than the Foxes (who have triumphed a dozen times in front of their own fans).

Who better to be playing then than a Leeds United side without a win in seven on the road. The Whites are on their longest winless away run since they were relegated to League One in 2007.

Like Leicester they’ve struggled for goals on the road, scoring in just one of their last five away games.

But Leeds have kept 3 successive clean sheets, and breaking them down will not an be easy task for Nigel Pearson’s men.

In the absence of more telling statistics it’s curious that more Leeds games are level at half-time than any other Championship club. Perhaps one for those punters who like to bet on the score at the break.

Tonight though is one of those games where the only statistic that counts is the one on the scoreboard.

The last few weeks have shown the folly of relying on the form book. The players will have to scrap for everything to win this one. If they slip up even an impressive home record might not be enough to keep them in the playoff picture.

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