Leicester City manager Dean Smith has told Leicestershire Live – in Monday morning’s press conference – that he has “analysed” Leeds United and is confident he knows how to beat Javi Gracia’s side, and keep the Whites quiet.

Leeds go into a match that could dictate whether the Whites will be in the Premier League next season, after three straight losses – and four defeats in the last five. In those five games, Leeds have conceded a whopping 18 goals.

Meanwhile, Leicester ended a run of 10 games by beating Wolves on Saturday thanks to Timothy Castagne’s 76th-minute winner. A massive result for Leicester that sees them overtake Everton into 17th place in the League table.

Leeds host Leicester – and while the Whites will once again rely on the atmosphere at home, their last two results at home has seen us ship 11 goals. Leicester boss Smith says he’s looked at Leeds and is confident in how to beat us.

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“It’s crucial because it’s a team around us. If we beat them we go above them. We’ve looked at Leeds and analysed them. Ultimately it’s about us, how we do it,” Smith said, when asked about Leeds. “They’ve had a bit of a struggle.

“We can’t give them any reason to get lifted. We can’t give cheap free-kicks away and cheap goals. We have to keep them quiet for as long as we can,” Smith continued, when asked how he feels Leicester can beat Leeds.”

Leicester manager Dean Smith is confident he knows how to beat Leeds

It is a massive game for both clubs. After this, Leeds face Bournemouth, Manchester City, West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham. Three clubs fighting in the top six, West Ham seemed to have turned a corner in recent matches.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth looked to have turned a corner but were hammered 4-0 at home by West Ham last time out. So, while there are points to play for, this is our best opportunity of the last six games to pick up three points.

But Leicester will have confidence from the win over Wolves. Smith has said Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are all fit to play against the Whites – while Leeds’ confidence will be at an all-time low.

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