Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting :The Premier League is at an interesting stage where the top teams have struggled to perform so far even against the lower ranked teams. This has enabled some of the underdogs to make initial inroads with a couple of wins early in the season. On that note, let us take a look at the match between two underdogs Leeds United and Wolves that will take place at the start of the next week.
Leeds United deserved to get promoted to the premier league which is reflective in their recent outings while Wolves have had their own share of success this time. A win here ensures both teams an ascent to the top which guarantees a tight match on cards next Monday.
Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary
Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent form
The Leeds United had an excellent 2019 season by winning the EFL championship and qualifying to the Premier League for the 2020 season after a 16-year drought for the club. Apart from that, they weren’t convincing enough in FA Cup after a third-round loss and their EFL Cup campaign was short lived with a second-round defeat against Stoke City. In the last five matches that they have played, they have managed 2 wins, 2 draws and a loss against Liverpool in the opener. They are currently in 8th place and will be more than happy to finish in the top 10 by the end of this season.
The Wolves ended their 2019 season with a 7th place finish in the premier league for the second consecutive time. They even played in the Europa League for the first time and made it until quarter-finals before facing a defeat against the eventual champions Sevilla. Their FA Cup ended in 3rd round with their EFL Cup campaign coming to a halt after a 4th round loss to Aston Villa. In the last five games, they have won 2 games as opposed to 3 losses and are looking for a redemption from the coming games. They are currently 13th in the Premier League and the next game is vital for them.
Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Leeds United: 7
Last 5 matches: Leeds United – 2, Wolves – 3.
Recent Meeting: Wolves won 3-0 in an EFL Championship fixture on 7th March 2018.
Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
Leeds will stick to their traditional 4-1-4-1 formation that only provides enough but also give ample space to attack and press. Their opponents Wolves will field a rather unusual 3-5-2 that helps them to control the pace of the game which eventually helps them to score goals.
There is no denying that Leeds United has a superior forward when compared to their opponents. Jack Harrison has been a quality winger and a force to deal with who is impressive in creating chances and has 77.3% success in passes along with a goal and an assist in 3 games. He will be accompanied by the striker Patrick Bamford who is on a roll for the team with 3 goals and an assist in 4 outings. He also provides with 2.8 shots on target and 0.5 key pass per game.
Apart from them, the likes of Klich, Helder Costa and Hernandez will have to assume responsibility on the front lines.
The Wolves attack will be led by Podence and Jimenez at the front. Daniel Podence is a young talent from Portugal who is yet to open his account but has assisted twice in three games. He has 76.7% pass accuracy and dribbles very well with an average of 1.3 per match. He has 0.7 shots on target and provides 1 key pass every game so far.
Raul Jiminez is a key component in this attack who has scored two goals in 4 games for the team. He has a good header, passes extremely well and has an accurate finishing touch. Apart from 80% pass accuracy, he has won an average of 1.5 aerial duels and has created 3.3 shots on target per game in the recent games. This pair will have the strong backing of Saiss, Neto, Neves and Dendoncker in the mid field.
The defense of this Leeds also looks rock-solid with Robin Koch leading from the front. In the last seven appearances, he has 1.6 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 1.8 clears per game along with 68.1% passing accuracy.
He will be joined by Pascal Struijk who has 88.1% success in passes and tackled on four occasions against relentless Liverpool attack along with three interceptions and 11 clears in the opener. With Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente out due to injuries, it is almost certain for Struijk to play.
They will be supported by Dallas and Ayling at the extremes who made life difficult even for Man City’s attack in the last game.
The Wolves defense would be desperate to hold on to a clean sheet on Monday. Conor Coady will be the center back in the eleven who has 85.5% pass accuracy and likes to play long balls. In addition to this, he has 1.4 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 2.6 blocks per game in 6 appearances.
Maximilian Kilman will join him to guard the goal post and was exceptional in his last match with 92.2% pass completion rate. He also got 2 interceptions and 5 clears in the only game that he played.
Willy Boly will either play left or right center back and has great tackling skills. In addition to tackling, he is exceptional in aerial duels winning 4.8 per game along with a 78.7% pass accuracy. Apart from this, he has 1.8 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 4.8 clears so far in 5 matches.
Leeds United vs Wolves Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis
The clash between Leeds United and Wolves will be held on 19th October in the Elland Road stadium at 8pm local time. The Leeds who have been promoted to the Premier League have looked sharp whereas the Wolves are in search of a victory after a couple of losses. The betting platforms and experts have expected Leeds United to emerge as the winner with the exception of FiveThirtyEight, who put the Wolves ahead of the hosts.