Leeds United vs Newcastle predictions and betting: On Game Week 13, Leeds United is set to face a formidable challenge in Newcastle at home. with both sides reeling in the second half of the table, the significance of this particular encounter is very high.
Leeds United are coming off an unexpected debacle against West Ham whereas New Castle are coming off a much-needed break to re-group. Despite injury concerns and COVID issues hampering the teams’ cause, the sides are trying to make the most of the situation.
This head-to-head is led by Newcastle but the home advantage that the Leeds hold has the edge here according to experts. The predictions and betting platforms have given Leeds United advantage over Newcastle.
The Comparison of player stats of both the teams show Leeds United leading in front while the midfielder of both the teams are equally balanced. However, the major problem lies in Leeds defense which is slightly weaker as compared to Newcastle. Crowdwisdom360 predicts Newcastle United's defense to play an important role in this game.
Leeds United vs Newcastle predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
Jack Harrison has been a quality winger and a force to deal with who is impressive in creating chances and has 75.6% success in passes along with a goal and 3 assists in 11 games.
He will be accompanied by the striker Patrick Bamford who is on a roll for the team with 8 goals, one assist in 11 outings and needs to step up when they face a quality team like Newcastle. The prime striker of the side has a superior rating of 7.15 so far.
Klich brings a lot to the table with his ability to create chances which is reflected in his stats. He has 3 goals and 4 assists in 19 games.
The Newcastle frontline has the services of Callum Wilson and Joelinton who bear the responsibility to score for the side. Wilson has so far netted on 7 occasions along with 2 assists in 10 outings. In addition to this, he has 64% pass accuracy that has got him a rating of 7.00 in this season.
He will be accompanied by Joelinton who has 4 goals and an assist in 12 games so far. Despite less goals, he has 1.3 shots on target and has 0.9 dribbles per game in the recent past.
Saint Maximin might get back in the eleven after recovering from the injury.
Leeds United is ahead
The midfield has the services of Raphinha who has 2 goals and 2 assists in 13 games with a rating of 6.92 whereas Rodrigo strengths include holding on to the ball and providing with key passes. He has been given an impressive rating of 7.29 as the attacking midfielder.
The Newcastle midfield has a tough battle on cards when they face Leeds. Sean Longstaff has been poor for the entire season and has managed just 0.7 shots on target in every game.
This has resulted in him getting a rating of 6.26 whereas Jonjo Shelvey has done a brilliant job with a rating of 6.97 in 7 appearances. Jeff Hendrick is known for blocking the attack who has one goal and an assist in 13 outings so far.
Leeds United is ahead.
The backline of the Leeds will have to be guarded well with their opponents possessing a strong attack. Luke Ayling will assume responsibility with Robin Koch forced out due to an injury who has 78.5% success in passes in addition to 1.7 clears and 2.8 tackles in every game so far.
Liam Cooper’s strengths include passing and aerial duels. He has won 4 aerial duels in every outing along with 2.4 tackles and 87.4% pass accuracy.
The duo will be supported by Dallas and Alioski who are a force to deal in this season so far.
The Newcastle defense consists of Schar, Lascelles and Fernandez.
Jamaal Lascelles has scored twice along with 83.9% pass accuracy and 2.1 aerial duels won so far.
Fabian Schar is impeccable with interceptions and tackling. His numbers reflect the same with 1.3 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game respectively along with a below par rating of 5.97.
Fernandez skills include dribbling, finishing and taking set pieces along with 1.8 aerial duels won and 81.3% pass accuracy in 11 games.
Newcastle United is ahead.
Leeds United vs Newcastle predictions and betting analysis: Recent form
Newcastle have had mixed fortunes so far where they have exceeded expectations by playing extremely well and on other days have been poor. This can be understood when we look at how they have done in the last six outings.
They have managed 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, scoring a goal per game on an average. In the premier league, they have emerged victorious on 4 occasions along with 2 stalemates and 4 defeats.
They have managed to register triumphs against West Ham, Everton and Burnley but have been blown out by big teams like Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea. In their recent most outing, they tasted victory after thrashing Crystal Palace with a 2-0 margin.
Leeds started their journey with a hard-fought game against the defending champions at Anfield. They grabbed victories against Fulham and Sheffield United but faced an unlikely defeat against Wolves. Despite taking down Aston Villa, their campaign derailed thanks to consecutive losses against the likes of Leicester and Crystal Palace.
They put up a spirited performance against Arsenal to hold them to a draw and secured an unlikely victory against Everton the coming week. From there on, they have lost both their games against the likes of Chelsea and West Ham putting them in a spot of bother.
This also meant that they are down at 14th spot and needs to get their act together when they face Newcastle
Leeds United vs Newcastle predictions and betting: H2H
Matches: 14: Leeds United: 3 Newcastle: 8 Draw: 3
Last 5 games: Leeds United – 1, Newcastle – 3, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Leeds were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle in a EFL Cup fixture.
Leeds United vs Newcastle predictions and betting analysis: Predicted winner
The betting platforms are suggesting an easy game for Leeds United unanimously.
According to FCTables, there is a 55% chance to Leeds United whereas Newcastle are far behind at just 20%. This is quite reflective in the odds that they have given as of now. Leeds United stand at 1.75 with their opponents having odds 4.70 going into the clash.
Another popular platform FiveThirtyEight have also suggested an upper hand to the hosts whereas the Newcastle have been given about 28% to grab an important victory.
Looking at the Betway, they have allotted odds of 1.72 to Leeds while the away team needs a massive effort to turnaround the odds of 4.50 for them.