Two sides in need of a Premier League victory lock horns this weekend. Leeds United will be playing host to Arsenal at Elland Road. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
Both sides have lost three of their last four top-flight outings to undo their promising start to their respective campaigns. The sides are currently languishing in the bottom halves after eight games into the new campaign.
Arsenal has waited two weeks to respond to their 3-0 disaster class against Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta looked set during the international break to come back with a bang after a poor display that saw Villa dominate the Emirates’ Gunners.
While being a managerial rookie, the Spaniard absorbed some admiration from Pep Guardiola. However, he comes against the best in the game in the form of experience Marco Bielsa. The two managers are in two different stages in their careers.
Moreover, while Arsenal lost 3-0 to Aston Villa, Leeds United was beaten 4-1 by Crystal Palace. The results come off another 4-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City. Two points separate the bottom half sides.
The Gunners currently suffered three defeats, which is more than they had suffered in their previous 12 Premier League matches. Another great cause of concern was the Gunners failed to score in those three losses. Misfiring Aubameyang has caused a lot of debate over his role as an attacker.
Leeds United vs Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other, with Arsenal picking three wins while Leeds without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds
Leeds United 1-4 Leicester City
Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds United
Leeds United 0-1 Wolves
Leeds United 1-1 Man City
Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa
Arsenal 4-1 Molde FK
Man United 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Dundalk
Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City
Leeds United Team News
Bielsa receives an injury boost with the return of Kalvin Philips from a shoulder injury Rodrigo Moreno is available for selection after finishing the self-isolation period. Diego Llorente, Jamie Schekleton and Pablo Hernandez remain unavailable.
Arsenal Team News
Arteta ruled out the return of new signing Thomas Partey after picking an injury during their clash with Aston Villa. Midfielder Mohamed El Neny and Sead Kolisinac tested positive for coronavirus and went straight into self-isolation. Arteta is likely to go for a midfield pairing of Xhaka and Ceballos.
Prediction and Odds
It is a match that could quickly go both ways, with both sides looking to get a win to overturn their losses.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5