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In what looks like ‘relegation cup final battle’, Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are in for a tough duel tonight when former champions, Leicester City visit Eland Road ground of fellow relegation threatened side, Leeds United.

Iheanacho had helped his side to come from behind last weekend to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 to snap a 10-match run without a victory in all competitions and keep alive their Premier League survival bid.

Leicester had claimed one point from their previous nine league games and the long-awaited victory moved Dean Smith’s side out of the drop zone and up to 17th with 28 points — above Everton on goal difference. Wolves are 13th with 34 points.

Host, Leeds is just one point outside relegation zone just as Leicester also floating on goals difference and both sides go Head-to Head this evening in a winner takes it all encounter.

The situation for both clubs is perilous and neither dares lose when they meet.

But how did these two sides end up in such a situation – and what are their prospects of getting out of it?


According to Sky Sports News reporter, Ben Ransom, “results haven’t been good enough at Leeds for the whole season and only once have they managed to win back-to-back Premier League games.

“Since the switch from Jesse March to Javi Gracia things have barely improved, and they’re conceding far too many goals. Only Bournemouth have conceded more Premier League goals so far this season, and the issue for Leeds is that they seem to be getting defensively worse,” he remarked.


While Danyal Khan analysing Leicester City noted that, “It’s hard to pinpoint one reason why Leicester have had a difficult season.

When you rewind to the start, they had to sell another one of their best players in Wesley Fofana.


Although they brought in Wout Faes as a replacement, it did not feel like that was enough to reinforce a squad that had been together for a while under Brendan Rodgers without any real key additions.

“They did look to address this in January with Harry Souttar, Tete and Victor Kristiansen but they all joined a squad that was already low on confidence and struggling to get a string of results together.

This has led to the team making a flurry of individual mistakes in the last few months which has piled on the poor results – that’s why when Dean Smith came in, one of the first aspects he looked at was raising morale and bringing positivity back into these players.”

Source: Sports Village Square


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