Mark Lawrenson brands Leeds United 'dangerous' and makes Leicester City scoreline prediction

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Leeds United will continue their efforts to break into the top-half of the table this weekend, when they take on Leicester City in what should be a fiercely-fought contest on Sunday afternoon.

In his weekly list of scoreline predictions for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed the Whites to pull off a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.

Elaborating on his pick, Lawro explained that the Foxes missing a star player was key to his decision, and contended: "Leicester completely dismantled Leeds when they met at Elland Road in November, but the difference this time is that Foxes striker Jamie Vardy is out injured.

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"Vardy was instrumental in the Foxes' first two goals that day, and scored their third one himself. Without him, it should be a lot closer.

"Leeds got a badly needed win over Newcastle in midweek to get back on track after three straight defeats, and they are a dangerous side when their tails are up."

Meanwhile, Lawro’s sparring partner for the week, Black Country saxophonist and Swansea City fan Lewis Evans, tipped the hosts to win 3-1, and revealed: “I love Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers for what he did with Swansea and I think he will have a plan to keep out Leeds.”

As Lawrenson alluded to, the last time the two sides met Leicester stormed to victory, putting Leeds to the sword with a 4-1 win at Elland Road.

Over the course of their last ten meetings, the Whites have beaten the Foxes on just two occasions, in a record stretching back to 2010.