Chelsea vs Leeds Prediction and Analysis
The disappointment among Chelsea fans is huge.
Their favorite team is unrecognizable in the 2022/23 campaign. Which will surely be forgotten quickly.
In the last 11 matches in all competitions, the Blues have won only one victory (1-4-6).
It dates back to the 15th of January and was the minimum 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace.
The current form of the team led by Graham Potter is shocking - 3 consecutive losses to nil.
What is even more startling in this case is that the Londoners scored only one goal in their last 6 matches .
In this situation, Leeds can take advantage and get something out of the situation.
But it still seems unlikely to me that Chelsea will concede a second straight defeat at home against a team from the bottom of the table.
After defeat by Southampton in their last game here.
So I'm heading for a low-scoring matchup.
Because Chelsea have recorded 7 consecutive matches in all competitions where there have been 2 or fewer goals .
Leeds have similar stats as their previous 4 games have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Prediction: Under 2.0 Asian Goal Line.
Which means that if there are exactly 2 goals in the match, the bet is cancelled.
Chelsea are having a tragic campaign
It's been a really miserable season so far for Chelsea.
As they are tenth in the Premier League standings.
They are also on the brink of relegation from the Champions League after losing 0-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg.
The London giants were also eliminated from the FA Cup, conceding a heavy loss in their visit to Man City in the 3rd round.
The Blues can still finish the campaign in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Something more. They must also be careful not to be drawn into a potential battle for salvation.
Because they are 10 points in front of the danger zone.
Chelsea are on a 3-nil losing streak
Chelsea have won just once in their previous six Premier League matches.
As they recorded two defeats in a row before this weekend "to nil".
The Blues were disappointed once again in their previous game as they lost 0-2 away to Tottenham.
This defeat effectively ended any hope they may have had of making a late charge into the Top 4.
As they are now 14 points clear of fourth-placed Spurs.
Leeds have a new manager and hopes
Javi Gracia's reign at Elland Road could not have started better in his first game in charge.
As Leeds got a much needed win against Southampton.
It was their first win in their previous 6 league games. And it was also only their 5th success of the campaign.
However, their survival is still far from certain. As they sit just a point above the bottom three.
In fact, the Whites quite logically won against the Saints.
Because they created more opportunities and had more possession.
However, Leeds were unable to break the deadlock until the final 13 minutes.
When Junior Firpo scored the goal that gave them the win.
So Gracia will demand even more from his attacking players this weekend.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Kepa; James, W. Fofana, Badiashile, Chilwell; Fernandez, Zakaria; Madueke, Felix, Sterling; Havertz
Injured: Silva, Mendy, Broja, Pulisic, Kante
In question: Azpilicueta
Lineup: Meslie; Ayling, Koch, Vober, Firpo; Adams, McKenney; Harrison, Aaronson, Gnonto; Bamford
Injured: Rodrigo, Dallas, Forshaw
Questionable: Struik, Sinistera