Two teams that are only separated by only two points in the Premier League table lock horns this week as Leeds United welcomes home Southampton. The match schedules for Tuesday evening at Elland Road with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Whites lost out to Wolves in a 1-0 defeat in their last outing, while Southampton managed to stop their losing run with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
Illan Meslier got a forgetful moment between the sticks, especially after shipping four goals against Arsenal in their last outing. The fateful run continued as the side went on another unforgettable run against Wolves.
Adama Traore continued his orderly fashion with a powerful run that ended in a powerful shot that ricocheted back into the net to earn Wolves a win. The loss marked three losses in four for Marcelo Bielsa.
Marcelo Bielsa saw his side win three and lose six matches in their last nine matches run across all competitions. The side has not shared any spoils with any side since their goalless draw against Arsenal back in November.
Danny Ings is always a threat in the opposition’s box, but this time proved different after a careless tackle on Mason Mount earned Saints a penalty. It proved the difference after Mount converted it on the spot to cancel out an incredible Minamino goal against the Blues.
Leeds United vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other, with Leeds United takes home two wins while Southampton has four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-0 Leeds
Arsenal 4-2 Leeds
Leeds 2-0 Crystal Palace
Leeds 1-2 Everton
Leicester City 1-3 Leeds United
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-2 Wolves
Wolves 0-2 Southampton
Newcastle 3-2 Southampton
Manchester United 9-0 Southampton
Leeds United Team News
Marcelo Bielsa received a major injury boost ahead of their clash with Wolves, with defender Diego Llorente featuring in the substitute bench. The Spaniard might get a call in the defensive department. It might see Pascal Struijk earn a place in midfield while Kalvin Philips remains sidelined with a calf problem.
Southampton Team News
Che Adams will struggle to return to the attack after Djenepo proved an important aspect in their transition from attack to defense alongside Redmond. Injury concerns currently at the camp include Theo Walcott, Ibrahima Diallo, and Kyle Walker-Peters.
Prediction and Odds
Leeds United will enter the match with low confidence, especially from their back-to-back defeats compared to the Saints.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H