Liverpool vs Leeds United Predictions and Betting : The Premier League will return to England on 12th September after a decent break for the teams with the exception of Manchester City who lost in the quarters of UCL.
Everyone’s focus is on the game between Liverpool and Leeds United where the defending champions will start their defense playing the underdogs. Leeds have made it back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years after winning the England Football League Championship last year with 28 wins out of 46 games. While the Reds will look to dominate proceedings and go one up on the table, Leeds would want continue their form and momentum from previous season.
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary (Updated on 11th September 2020)
Betting platforms are indicating a huge advantage for Liverpool
Smarkets: Liverpool 76%, Leeds United: 9%
Infogol: Liverpool 73%, Leeds United: 17%
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting analysis: Recent Form
The Liverpool are coming off a great season in England and brimming with confidence while the Leeds have their own share of success last season and would like to cement their spot in the premier league by starting their campaign well.
Looking at their recent performances, Leeds are on an unbeaten streak with six consecutive wins. Their last game was against Charlton which they won 4-0 without breaking the sweat. Overall, they have had outright wins at the end of the last season and are looking fresh for their new season.
On the other hand, Liverpool have won the club friendlies versus Blackpool, Salzburg and Stuttgart but lost to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield final on penalties. Apart from occasional hiccups like this, Liverpool have won tons of games comfortably in the recent past.
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting analysis: Head-to-head Stats
This particular head-to-head has been predominantly favoring the Liverpool until now. The last these two teams faced off was four years ago in 2016 when Liverpool won 2-0 in a home clash.
The two teams have met on 13 occasions with the Liverpool winning nine matches while Leeds managing just two wins with their last win dating back to 1998 whereas Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 11 games. On an average, both teams scored 3.15 goals per match.
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting analysis: Offensive and Defensive stats
This match is expected to be a direct contest between the Liverpool’s attack against the Leeds backline. The home team are expected to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation whereas the Leeds are going to stick to 4-1-4-1 that brought huge success to the team in the last season.
The Liverpool attack is the best in the world with Sadio Mane, Firmino, Salah and Henderson making up the frontline for the team.
Mane has been at his imperious best with 21 goals and 8 assists in 53 appearances. On the other hand, one of the world’s best forward, Mo Farah has netted on 23 occasions with 12 assists and 76.4% success in passes.
They will be accompanied by the duo of Firmino and Henderson who will play the attacking mid-fielder role with close to 25 goals together.
Liverpool forwards statistics look formidable considering the fact that these were against Top Tier teams in the Premier league while Leeds was the Championship leader in the last season (against much weaker teams)
Looking at the Leeds attack, Rodrigo Moreno has played a big hand for Leeds in the last season with 8 goals,10 assists and 1.9 shots per goal overall. He will be joined by Mateusz Klich and Kelvin Philips who plays the winger role and has six goals, eight assists and four goals, four assists respectively.
Liverpool have an extremely productive Mid-Field led by Handerson and Milner. It needs to be seen if Leeds can replicate its Championship form against the Top team in the Premier league.
The defense of Leeds has a decent line-up with a replacement for Ben White in Robin Koch alongside Liam Cooper and Luke Ayliang. The former Freiburg player has more than 80% success in passes with 1.3 interceptions and 2.7 clears per match. The skipper Cooper leads from the front with 1.4 tackles per match and 3 clears per match.
The Liverpool defense needs no new introduction with Virgil van Dijk who is the best in the world controlling the proceedings. He has 89% success in passes and 4.3 clears per match. He will probably be joined by the Premier League Young player of the year, Trent Alexander-Arnold who is known for his accuracy and vision. Joe Gomez will play as the right center back who has 88% pass success, 0.5 tackles per match and 1.5 interceptions per game.
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting : News Buzz
Liverpool vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis
Liverpool are the overwhelming favorites going into this clash. The same emotion is reflected by various betting platforms.
According to FCTables, Liverpool have 74% chance of a win whereas Leeds are given just 9% chance in this interesting matchup. They have also gone on to give the odds of 1.29 to Liverpool whereas the Leeds have odds of 10. This gap explains the Liverpool have this game in their bag.
Bet365 have also given similar predictions with odds of 1.25 to Liverpool and 10 to Leeds. They have also gone to say that the final score-line might be 1-0 or 2-0 in favor of the Reds.
Oddschecker known for giving the best odds are also expecting fireworks in Anfield on Saturday. They are backing Liverpool with the best odds of 2/7 whereas the underdogs have 10/1 odds.
According to Bettingexpert, the Liverpool have odds of 1.29 whereas the Leeds have been given odds of 10.50. They have also predicted that there is a good chance of over 2.75 goals in this match.
Overall, the odds are massively stacked up against Leeds. Conceding anything less than 3 goals could be considered a good performance by the Leeds team.