Leeds United and Liverpool conclude the Premier League weekend with a clash at Elland Road on Monday night.
Leeds appeared to have alleviated their relegation concerns after defeating fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest last midweek, but a 5-1 drubbing at home to Crystal Palace last Sunday brought them back to reality. The demoralizing loss, along with other results, leaves Javi Gracia’s team just two points and two places above the Premier League’s bottom zone as they start the weekend.
On Monday night, back at home, Leeds will aim to revive their survival campaign with a win against Liverpool. Liverpool’s home and away form has been a tale of two teams, as demonstrated last weekend when they rallied from a two-goal deficit to draw with league leaders Arsenal. As a result, Liverpool finds themselves in a precarious position, with nine rounds of fixtures remaining and a 12-point gap to the much-coveted top-four spot.
Outright Betting Leeds, who have escaped defeat in 10 of their 15 Premier League home games this season, enter this Monday night encounter as 7/2 (BetVictor) underdogs, while the draw is available at 3/1 (William Hill).
Liverpool, despite securing victories in just three of their 15 top-flight away matches this term, are considered 8/11 (Bet 365) favorites at Elland Road. Betting Angles Liverpool’s inconsistent away form makes them an unreliable betting option, so I’ll explore an alternative angle using the Bet Builder market by combining Liverpool Double Chance, Liverpool to Score, and Over 1 Leeds Card at 4/5 (Bet 365). Although Liverpool’s form has been erratic this season, Jurgen Klopp’s squad still boasts an impressive array of attacking talent capable of exploiting a vulnerable Leeds defense that conceded five goals to Crystal Palace in their last match.
Additionally, under Javi Gracia’s guidance, the Whites have struggled to solidify their defense, as the home team has failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last seven Premier League games.