Leeds has a chance for Europe!
After 4 games without a loss and 3 consecutive wins with 2-1 each, the confidence in the team of Leeds is at a high level.
Particularly impressive is the recent success against Man City. Although completely undeserved according to xG data .
Like the entire second half, the Whites played with one man less because of the red card of defender Liam Cooper.
Who will now be absent to serve his sentence.
It should be noted that Leeds also lost in xG in the victory against Fulham and in the draw with Chelsea.
But if they beat Liverpool now, their chances for the Europa League become very real.
Especially if the teams above them win the League Cup and the FA Cup.
Because then even the 7th place in the Premier League can send you to Europe.
So the motivation in Leeds is obvious.
Liverpool was left with one goal - Top 4!
Liverpool is left with only the battle for the Top 4 in the Premier League. Once the team was eliminated from all cups.
If the Merseysiders fail to qualify for the Champions League, it will be disastrous for the club and Jurgen Klopp.
So the situation for the guests in this match is "all or nothing".
Form-fitting striker Mohamed Salah could go down in the club's golden history
If the Egyptian scores another goal, he will become the first Liverpool player to reach level 20 in three different seasons in the Premier League.
Prediction for Leeds - Liverpool
Leeds is one of the hesitant guests and Liverpool is one of the stable guests.
As Merseysiders, they generally perform much better outside this season.
The tie will be equivalent to a loss for both teams, so each of the opponents will necessarily seek victory.
Given the needs, the game, the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, the goal show seems to be guaranteed with an exchange of goals.
The first direct match of the season ended with a score of 4-3 for Liverpool.
And then Virgil Van Dyke and Joe Gomez were available to defend the Reds. Who are now on the roster of injured players.
Historically, Leeds has conceded the most goals in the Premier League from Liverpool - 52 goals in 25 games.
And as we have already reported, now the hosts will be without their punishment, Captain Liam Cooper.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Leeds have been unbeaten in their last 4 games: 3-1-0.
- Leeds is in a series of 9 games without a win against Liverpool: 0-2-7.
- Liverpool have won 4 of their last 6 games: 4-1-1.
- Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 league visits: 5-0-1.
- Patrick Bamford is Leeds' top scorer with 14 goals. Mohamed Sala has 19 for Liverpool.
- victory for Liverpool
- security: 3/10
- exact result: 1-2