Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Monday night football kicks off with a fascinating clash between Leeds and Liverpool in the Premier League.
Seven points lie between the two clubs in the league table. Liverpool hold the edge in sixth-place and can move back into the top-four with a victory at Elland Road, while Leeds sit in a respectable 10th.
An intriguing clash is on offer here. In Marcelo Bielsa and Jurgen Klopp lie two attacking-minded managers who both value victory above all else. How Liverpool respond after their Champions League exit will be key. Can the Reds salvage a disastrous season starting on Monday? Or will Leeds pull off another great upset?
Leeds United Form & Stats
Beating champions-elect Manchester City 2-1 on their own turf last time out was superb. Despite playing with 10-men for the second half, Leeds claimed a famous win with only two shots in the match. Stuart Dallas supplied the winning goals from outside the box.
The triumph in Manchester extended Leeds’ superb run to three consecutive wins. They’re also unbeaten in their last four games. This includes a 0-0 draw with Chelsea and, as previously mentioned, the City win. The Whites, therefore, won’t be short on confidence against Liverpool.
Bielsa’s men will be motivated as well. Victory on Monday would move them to within four points of the top-six and two points behind Tottenham, who may occupy the last Europa League qualifying spot in seventh.
Key Team Stats
- On a 4-match unbeaten run (W3 D1).
- Over 2.5 goals in their last 3 league games.
- Won only 3 of their last 7 home league games (D1 L3).
- Level with Leicester City for most goals outside the box in the Premier League on 12 goals.
- Scored and conceded 49 goals to leave a goal difference of 0.
- Only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 21 games against Liverpool in all competitions.
- Set to become the 17th club to play 500 Premier League games.
Liverpool Form & Stats
A Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid means Liverpool will end the season trophyless. The only thing left to play for is a top-four finish in the Premier League. And even that’s going to be a challenge for the injury-hit visitors.
Therefore, it’s a win-or-bust scenario. Jurgen Klopp’s men can only prevent the season from being a complete disaster by qualifying for the Champions League.
But while Liverpool have lost nine times in 2021 already, things have improved recently. The Reds have won their last three Premier League games and conceded just one goal. They’ve also fared better on the road than at home, having won five of their last six away league games (L1).
Key Team Stats
- On a 3-match winning run in the league.
- Won 5 of their last six away league games (L1).
- Kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away league games.
- Won each of their last 4 league games in Yorkshire.
- Lost nine times in 2021 already.
- Only 2 of their 16 league goals have come in the first-half.
- Mohamed Salah could become the first Liverpool player to score at 20 league goals in three separate league campaigns after 2017/18 and 2018/19.
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Out: Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson.
Doubts: Caoimhin Kelleher, Curtis Jones.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Top Scorers in Premier League
Below are some head-to-head stats on each team’s recent form in the Premier League.