This season, Leeds United continues searching for their first Premier League win when they host Leicester City this weekend. The match schedules for Saturday afternoon at Elland Road with a kickoff at 5 pm.
The Whites are currently 17th on the table after picking three points in their opening five fixtures. On the other hand, West Ham picked up eight points from the first five games to sit eighth in the table.
It’s been a tough few weeks for Leeds. They managed to finish in the ninth slot last season, and expectations were high coming into this campaign, but it hasn’t gone so well so far. They are currently sitting at 17th on three points through five games played.
The team’s record of three wins and two defeats from five matches is not very impressive. Although they are in 17th position, it has left them one of five teams still looking for their first win this season.
On the other hand, West Ham put up a show against Manchester United last weekend. A last-minute Mark Noble penalty miss cost them three important points. In addition, the side suffered their first defeat.
However, the Hammers came back with their revenge by sending Manchester United packing in the EFL Cup. Their 1-0 win over Red Devils sets them up with an EFL fourth-round encounter with Manchester City at the end of October.
Leeds United vs. West Ham Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other, with West Ham taking two wins while Leeds without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Fulham 0-0 Leeds United
- Newcastle 1-1 Leeds
- Leeds United 0-3 Liverpool
- Burnley 1-1 Leeds United
- Leeds United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra
- Man United 0-1 West Ham
- West Ham 1-2 Man United
- Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 West Ham
- Southampton 0-0 West Ham
- West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace
Leeds United Team News
During the pre-conference roundup, Marco Bielsa revealed the absence of Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, and Patrick Bamford. Furthermore, Pascal Struijk remains suspended. Ayling, Jack Harisson, and Raphinha will have to pass a late fitness test.
West Ham Team News
Ryan Fredericks misses out this weekend through a muscular injury. A major boost for David Moyes is the return of Michail Antonio from suspension. Alphonse Areola is giving Fabianski between the sticks.
Prediction and Odds
This is a tough match to call, but we feel Leeds United does not have much left in the tank to make a win.
- West Ham Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Over 2.5