Kick-off: 1630, 12/09/2021
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds haven’t quite hit the heights of their first season back in the Premier League and look worth taking on when Liverpool visit Elland Road.
The Reds are back playing slick attacking football and the tempo of this contest should suit Jurgen Klopp’s title hopefuls.
We’re going with 5/4 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Leeds vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds have rallied bravely since kicking off their campaign with a 5-1 drubbing at Manchester United but need to do more to convince us of their top-half credentials.
Everton led twice and created a number of other chances in a 2-2 draw at this venue while it took a late Patrick Bamford leveller to earn a 1-1 stalemate at Burnley.
A £25million swoop for Wales international Daniel James from Manchester United makes plenty of sense as he fits Marcelo Bielsa’s style of play.
Director of football Victor Orta said: “It is no secret Daniel is a player we have been keen to acquire for a number of years and we have achieved our goal.
“As a player we feel Daniel is an excellent fit for a Marcelo Bielsa team; he is quick, direct and works hard – we look forward to him joining up with the squad, finally!”
Leeds continue to look fragile at the back, though, and Liverpool have the attacking weapons to take advantage.
Examining the Leeds vs Liverpool odds, we like 15/2 for a 2-1 away victory.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Struijk, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Bamford, Raphinha, Rodrigo.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool also showed some defensive frailties against Norwich and Burnley but escaped with 3-0 and 2-0 victories.
The Reds struggled to cope with an in-form Chelsea side in the first period of their Anfield blockbuster, though, falling behind to a Kai Havertz strike.
However, that game changed on the stroke of half-time when Reece James was sent off for handball and Mohamed Salah converted the resulting penalty to earn his side a 1-1 draw.
Failing to land any high-profile front men in the transfer window was frustrating, especially with Roberto Firmino facing a FIFA ban here.
Tying captain Jordan Henderson down to a new long-term contract was a welcome boost to morale, though.
The England midfielder told the club website: “It’s amazing to finally get it done and just concentrate on looking forward and what the future may hold.”
Alisson and Fabinho also face a reprimand over a refusal to release them for international duty with Brazil but Diogo Jota was on target for Portugal in Azerbaijan and appears full of confidence.
He netted in the opening two Premier League matches and 7/2 for him to break the deadlock here is added to our Leeds vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Burnley 1-1 LEEDS – Patrick Bamford
LIVERPOOL 1-1 Chelsea – Mohamed Salah (pen)
Head-to-head: Leeds 1-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-3 Leeds
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