Kasper Schmeichel has told The Sun – as per Leeds Live – Leicester will escape relegation from the Premier League with the Foxes stuck in the bottom three, four points below another of his old teams in the form of Leeds United.
Leicester are currently in 19th place on 25 points – while Leeds sit in 16th on 29. The Whites have failed to capitalise on a decent position after the win over Forest, with two heavy defeats in a row to Crystal Palace and then Liverpool.
Leeds and Leicester are both in action this weekend. Leeds go to Fulham, while Dean Smith’s Leicester host Wolves. A chance for both sides to perhaps nick a point, or all three. Then, next Tuesday, a massive relegation encounter.
Leeds host Leicester. Two of Schmeichel’s former sides. Obviously, the Danish star – who has since joined French side OGC Nice alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Ross Barkley – will place his allegiance with Leicester.
He told The Sun: “I have every faith in them. I know the people there. I know their character. I have every confidence that they will save themselves. I have every faith that they will get out of the predicament they are in and will be fine.
“When you take points from those teams [Leeds and Everton] then it helps you a lot. The most important thing as a Leicester player is to never give up. I have every confidence in that club, a great club. I love Leicester very much.”
Schmeichel says Leicester will escape relegation and will beat Leeds
Leicester have it all to do but right now, it could be any of the bottom five teams that goes down. Southampton look as good as buried with seven games to play. Leicester next, but they have the players to give them a real chance.
Forest’s away form and inability to score goals will make it difficult for Steve Cooper’s side. Everton are in 17th and they have a powerhouse in Sean Dyche – which might just be enough. Leeds need to pick up two wins at least.
Indeed, we face Fulham away, then Leicester at home and then Bournemouth away in our next three games. Three enormous matches. If we do not take at least four or five points then we are going to find it incredibly tough.