West Ham keeps their hopes alive for a top-four finish this week in the Premier League as they welcome home Leeds United. The match schedules for Monday at London Stadium with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Hammers are currently sixth on the table, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. On the other hand, Leeds United are 11th in the league after collecting 35 points from their 26 league outings in their current campaign.
There are no doubts that West Ham is enjoying a renaissance after a troubled start to their current campaign. The side collected 45 points from their 26 matches to sit sixth on the table. The side is two points behind Chelsea, who face off Everton with a game in hand.
A defeat this Monday will be something Ancelotti will be avoided, especially with only three points separating them from Tottenham. Aston Villa comes in at ninth and are only six points from the Hammers. Dean Smith has one game in hand over their competitors around them.
West Ham overcame Sheffield United and Tottenham in back to back games last month but suffered a setback following a 2-1 defeat to title-chasers Manchester City.
Leeds enter the match on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa last weekend. The Whites won 11 games, drawn two and lost 13 of their 26 league matches this season.
West Ham vs Leeds United Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other, with West Ham taking home one win while Leeds without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man City 2-1 West Ham
West Ham 2-1 Tottenham
West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United
Man United 1-0 West Ham
Fulham 0-0 West Ham
Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
Leeds United 3-0 Southampton
Wolves 1-0 Leeds United
Arsenal 4-2 Leeds
Leeds 2-0 Crystal Palace
West Ham United Team News
David Moyes contends the absence of Arthur Masauku, Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko. Other injury doubts ahead of the clash include Ryan Fredericks, Darren Randolph and Lukasz Fabianski.
Leeds United Team News
Unavailable figures ahead of the clash include Robin Koch and Adam Forshaw. Other injury doubts about their clash include Kalvin Philips, Ian Poveda, Jamie Shackleton and Rodrigo Moreno. However, Rodrigo featured in their U-23’s 2-0 win, with a brace on his 30th birthday.
Prediction and Odds
Leeds are difficult to call, especially with their lack of consistency this season, proving a hard nut to crack.
West Ham Win
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: West Ham