The Premier League continues this weekend, with Leeds United hoping to register their first win of the campaign. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important clash between Leeds United and West Ham United at Elland Road
Leeds United have struggled to begin the 2021 Premier League season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side are yet to register a win and they could only manage a draw against struggling Newcastle United last weekend. A win is certainly needed for the Yorkshire side as they welcome West Ham United
However, Leeds United’s defensive depth took another hit during their game with Newcaslte. Luke Ayling, who was filling in at centre back, had to be replaced with an injury against the Magpies and he may not be fit enough to feature. Alongside Ayling, Struijk (through suspension), Llorente and Koch are set to miss another game for Leeds
West Ham United travel to Yorkshire after suffering their first defeat of the season. The Hammers fell to a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United after a missed Mark Noble penalty denied them a point. This result means three Premier League games without a win for Moyes and co. However, West Ham still sit eighth and they could climb back into Europe with a victory over Leeds United at Elland Road.
Fortunately for West Ham, top scorer Michail Antonio should return after serving his one-game suspension. Besides Winston Reid, David Moyes has a full strength squad to choose from for this weekend's fixture.
West Ham United were able to do the double over Leeds United in the Premier League last season. After their double victory last campaign, West Ham United are now four without defeat against Leeds United. However, they haven't played in front of fans at Elland Road since 2012.
Despite the addition of crowds, West Ham United are unbeaten away from home this season - one win and two draws. Whilst Leeds United has only gathered a point so far at home after suffering defeat to Liverpool on matchday four.
Both these teams enter this game after a recent run of draws. West Ham United have drawn two of their last three. Whilst Leeds United have drawn three of their last four. This game could go either way depending on the effect of crowds and injuries on either side. But we don’t think anything will separate West Ham and Leeds.
We’re predicting a Draw at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.