Game Week 31 Predictions: Leeds and Liverpool to serve us goals - Premier League preview, Betting tips, Team news
|Leeds and Liverpool always serve us goals and electrifying football, what version of this fixture are we expecting on Monday night? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Leeds United has a two-point cushion over their relegation rivals and could move as high as 15th on the log if they beat Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday.
Jarvi Garcia’s Leeds United suffered an embarrassing 5-1 home loss to Crystal Palace, and that means they cannot afford to put their fans through yet another harrowing night.
The defensive weaknesses came back to haunt them yet again, and they can’t afford to give Liverpool such spaces at the back.
It’s not all rosy for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool at the moment.
They’re 8th on the log at the moment, but with two games in hand, a win on Monday night doesn’t move them higher, but it gets them closer to European places.
A draw ruins the script altogether.
It was a great comeback at home against Arsenal to see them play out a 2-2 draw after trailing 2-0 into the later stages of the first half.
But against a defensively weak Leeds side, how will Liverpool approach the game?
Leeds will always be expressive; that could come at a cost, but history shows that games between Leeds and Liverpool offer goals.
The run-in is here for Leeds United, and every point counts; it’s time to pick something from almost every game, with teams around them also hoping on Liverpool.
How will Liverpool line up?
There are lots of options available to the Kop's upfront; Luis Diaz is back, and he’s expected to start from the bench.
Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, and Mohammed Salah are all available to fit into just three spots, and Bobby Firminho is waiting in the wings as a super sub yet again.
Leeds can call on Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo in the quest to seek goals, but work must be done defensively to shore things up and save the club from the yo-yo tag.
Relegation is a possibility for Leeds United considering that we expect Leicester to start picking up points.
Liverpool’s away form is nothing to write home about, but if they do want to push for a top-four finish, which looks relatively unlikely at this point, they must start winning games like this and ensure to fix their records on the road.
Discipline is also a problem for Leeds United; they have to watch their tackles and positioning.
It’s a game the neutrals will enjoy for many reasons; expect goals and bookings, but it’s also a game that can swing either way.
Verdict: Liverpool to score twice at least