Leeds United vs. Tottenham Hotspur Expert Pick
LEEDS UNITED VS. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR EXPERT PICK – All eyes will be on Elland Road as Leeds United take on Tottenham Hotspur in this highly anticipated final matchday clash.
This is essentially the most important game of the weekend in regards to teams that have something to play for, as Tottenham try to wrap up in 7th place to gain a Europa Conference League spot and as Leeds are obviously fighting to avoid Premier League relegation.
Leeds United are in a weak situation. They currently sit 19th in the Premier League standings and either a draw or a loss this weekend will relegate them. They are in a must win situation as all 3 points will possibly keep them in the Premier League, barring an Everton loss and a Leicester City loss or draw.
I honestly don’t think it’s impossible for Leeds to get a win in this match. Although Leeds are currently in an 8 game winless streak, Tottenham are definitely a team that can be taken advantage of at this point in time.
Yes, Leeds United are in 19th place and likely going to be relegated, but if you are a soccer fan you have to admit that their games have been extremely exciting to watch as of late.
In their past 13 matches there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of them. Over the past 6 games alone, there have been 21 goals recorded for both sides combined (that’s an average of 3.5 goals per game). Unfortunately for Leeds United, not many of those goals have been for them.
Tottenham have only won 1 game from their last 7 Premier League games; however, they have been pretty solid from the attacking standpoint.
They have found the back of the net in 11 consecutive Premier League games and they will surely be licking their chops knowing they’re going up against the Premier League’s worst defense.
This doesn’t take away from the fact that Tottenham’s defense has been pretty leaky themselves, having conceeded in 11 of their previous 12 Premier League games. So with that being said, which defense will suck the least?
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Date: Sunday, 05/28/2023 at 11:30 AM EST
Pitch: Leeds United – Elland Road, Liverpool, England
Current PL Form: | Leeds United (DLLDL) | Tottenham (DLWLL) |
Last PL Match: | West Ham United 3 – 1 Leeds United | | Tottenham 1 – 3 Brentford |
Head to Head
Draft Kings Moneyline Odds: | HOME: +170 | TIE: +275 | AWAY: +135 |
| Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score Yes (-150) |
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in each of the last 7 meetings between these two clubs in all competitions and 5 of those games have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, 6 of Leeds’ and 5 of Tottenham’s last 7 games in the Premier League have ended with both teams scoring and at least 3 goals being produced. Both teams have a lot on the line in this match and betting on goals seems to be a safe bet.
| Harry Kane to Score Anytime (-120) |
Tottenham might not be enjoying the season they expected and their 2 game slide has seen them potentially out of European football for the first time since 2009.
However, one player has remained consistent throughout this Tottenham campaign and that is Harry Kane. Harry Kane currently ranks 2nd in the Premier League for goals scored with 28-goals in the Premier League alone this season.
He has also found the back of the net in each of his last 4 matches for Tottenham, so you can see why we’re backing England’s captain to score again this weekend.
Harry Kane Free Kick vs Brentford – World Class player. pic.twitter.com/Mt50Nxvj3A
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- Leeds United will be without Tyler Adams, Stuart Dallas, and Luis Sinisterra for the game against Tottenham, while Patrick Bamford remains day to day after coming off in the game against West Ham.
- Tottenham will be without Rodrigo Bentancur, Hugo Lloris, Ryan Sessegnon, and Eric Dier for the game against Leeds United.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Leeds’ last 12 Premier League matches.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Tottenham’s last 8 Premier League matches.
- Leeds have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 Premier League matches.
- Tottenham have lost 7 consecutive Premier League road games.
- Leeds United are currently on an 8 game winless streak, however 5 of their 7 wins this season have come at Elland Road.
- Leeds United have conceded a goal in 13 consecutive Premier League matches.
Leeds 100% need a win here along with some favors elsewhere in order to stay in the Premier League. This Premier League season, 22 out of their 31 points have come at home at Elland Road and this place is likely to be rocking this Sunday. I think Leeds will leave it all on the pitch in this match and possibly even take the lead at some point.
However, Tottenham have Harry Kane and I don’t think a Leeds lead would last long.
These are not two teams that you can rely on to show up and deliver strong performances, with one fighting for survival and the other trying to limp their way into Europe.
I am however predicting a very interesting game here as both teams have a lot riding on the result and that’s why I see there being quite a few goals but with the end result being even.