Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Leeds United and Liverpool and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Leeds United and Liverpool lock horns at Elland Road for the only Premier League match on Sunday.
A winless start to the new season has left Leeds down in 17th-place in the Premier League. The Whites have just two points to their account, having settled for back-to-back draws after a 5-1 opening day loss to Manchester United.
Liverpool, in comparison, have enjoyed a smooth start. The Reds boast seven points from their opening three games, leaving them seventh in the standings. A win on Sunday would them into the top three and possibly higher, depending on goal difference.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Leeds have not exactly set the world on fire lately following a difficult start to the season. The Whites have scored 17 times in the last 10 Premier League fixtures, creating an average of just 1.7 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 3 of these matches, conceding 13 goals, which is an average of 1.3 per game.
Liverpool enter the showdown with splendid stats in their last 10 Premier League outings. The Reds hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 6 goals, an average of 0.6 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Facts and figures for Leeds vs Liverpool
Fun stats Leeds
- Leeds did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Leeds unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Leeds scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Leeds’s last 5 of 7 matches.
Fun stats Liverpool
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row;
- Liverpool has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
- Liverpool has won in the last 7 of 8 matches.
Draw specialists Whites aim for better.
While tough to break down Leeds will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. In their previous 3 matches, Marcelo Bielsa’s side experienced a 2-2 draw with Everton and went on to a 3-0 win against Crewe. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Reds on a roll.
Liverpool will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their previous 3 matches, Jurgen Klopp’s side experienced a 3-0 win against Norwich and went on to a 2-0 win against Burnley. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Leeds v Liverpool – Fixture history
The last time the two clubs squared up against each other, on 19 April 2021, both came away unscathed following a 1-1 draw.
Leeds head into their upcoming match against Liverpool with a 20% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters that amounts to a 2-3-5 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 50%.
Patrick Bamford has certainly delivered the goods for Leeds in recent matches. The striker hopes he can add to the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 6 outings. With Diogo Jota on 4 goals in the last 6 games, he has delivered the goods for Liverpool and will hope to do so again at Elland Road.