Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: Tough challenge for Leeds United as they take on the confident Spurs
An exciting game of football awaits as Leeds United F.C will host Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at the Elland Road Stadium in the blockbuster weekend of the EPL. Marcelo Bielsa’s men are currently struggling with their form as they lost 4 out of their last 5 League clashes. They will be hosting Tottenham after facing a crushing 6-0 loss to Liverpool in their last game.
Tottenham is looking confident after pulling off a 3-2 win over Manchester City last Saturday. But they faced a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in the last game. Fans will be once again pinning their hopes on Harry Kane whose late goal sealed the match for the Spurs against Man Utd. After the match, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte spoke about the importance of Kane in his side and the ambition to win trophies.
Harry is a player with great ambition and it must be this way because we are talking about a world-class striker. ‘Records are important but, at the same time, it’s also important to lift trophies. Only when you win and lift trophies can you go into the story of the club.
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Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Leeds United is currently at the 15th spot in the Premier League points table with only 23 points. They need to find the momentum back after so many successive defeats. Tottenham Hotspur is in a much better position in the points table. However, a defeat in the last game has pushed them to 8th position in the points table.
Both the teams have not been so good at goal-scoring. Tottenham has an average of 1.35 goals scored per match. Leeds’ goal-scoring average stands at just 1.21.
Leeds have a better ball possession percentage of 55.71% this season as compared to 50.09% of the Spurs.
If we talk about the home games for Leeds United, they have won just 2 of the last 6 matches. They lost 3 while 1 match ended in a draw. Tottenham’s recent away record looks decent with 3 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in the last 6 games.
Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: H2H
We have very little to choose between the two sides if we look at the past record. Out of 16 matches played so far, both the teams have won 7 matches each. 2 games ended in a draw. The last meeting took place on 21 November 2021. Tottenham defeated Leeds with a score of 2-1 in that match.
Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Dallas, Forshaw, Klich, James, Raphinha, Harrison, Rodrigo
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1): Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Winks, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.
Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
The forward attack for Leeds United is led by the Spanish striker Rodrigo. Rodrigo has scored 3 goals this season with 48% dribbling success.
The Spurs’ forward pack is led by Harry Kane who is regarded as one of the best current strikers in the world. Kane has scored 7 goals in the current EPL season. He also assisted in 2 goals and created 8 big chances.
Kane gets good support from the Korean footballer Heung-Min Son. Son has been brilliant this season with 9 goals, 5 assists and 7 big chances created.
Raphinha is the key player for Leeds United in the midfield. Raphinha has played consistently well so far. He has 9 goals to his name with an average of 2.0 key passes per match.
Jack Harrison will also need to provide more support in the next game to challenge the Spurs. Harrison has scored 4 times so far with an average of 1.4 key passes per game
Hojbjerg has scored twice this season and played with an accuracy of 88%. Winks has maintained an average of 0.9 key passes per match with 54% dribbling success.
Diego Llorente is an important player for Leeds United in the defense department. Llorente had 3 clean sheets so far with an average of 2.5 clearances per game.
Goalkeeper Meslier has also done a decent job with 63% saves per match in the current EPL season. Eyes will be on him to counter the energy of Tottenham strikers.
Tottenham’s defense looks good with the presence of Christian Romero and Davinson Sanchez. Romero has a good tackling average of 2.3 per match with 87% passing accuracy. Sanchez had as many as 7 clean sheets as of now. He also won 67% of ground duels.
Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Leeds United will host the Spurs this Saturday. Both the teams are coming off a loss in their last game. But Leeds is yet to register a win in their last 5 EPL games. For Spurs, the scenario has not been a better one, they have just one win in the last 5 games. Both the teams will be looking forward to returning to their winning ways.
Host Leeds United will enjoy home advantage but it is surely going to be tough for Leeds United to challenge the Spurs who have been flying high after their previous successful matches before losing to Burnley. For the match, Tottenham Hotspurs will start as favorites. The latest Tottenham vs Leeds Prediction and Odds also have Spurs ahead of Leeds.