Thursday, December 2, 2021

Prediction: Leeds United vs Wolves

Verdict: Wolves draw no bet

Best Odds: 10/11

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend, Wolves will make the trip to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon when they face off against Leeds.

Leeds United

Starting with the hosts, while Leeds might have managed to head into October’s international break with a much-needed 1-0 win against Watford on home soil, the Whites failed to keep up that momentum last weekend. Despite smelling what was a golden chance when they made the trip to Southampton seven days ago, Marcelo Bielsa’s men were hit with a disappointing 1-0 defeat on the south coast. Although the former Napoli boss might have seen his side gain a string of plaudits when making their Premier League return last season, Leeds are in the midst of an extended struggle. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures sat down in 17th and firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Yorkshire outfit have landed just a single Premier League win from their opening eight attempts. Likewise, it should also be noted that Saturday’s hosts have shown some real issues in the final third. Drawing a blank against Southampton, Leeds have scored more than a single goal in just one of their first eight contests.

Team News

In what is a major hit for Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa’s men will once again be without the England duo of Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips this weekend.

Likewise, the Whites are expected to still be without Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo and Robin Koch.

Wolves

As for the visitors, while Leeds might find themselves in the midst of a real struggle, Wolves will make the trip to Elland Road with the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Mounting a stunning comeback away at local rivals Aston Villa last weekend as they snatched a trio of late goals in an action-packed 3-2 win on the road, Bruno Lage’s side are enjoying a real purple patch. Skyrocketing their way up the Premier League table after a rocky start, the Oranges have now won each of their last three top-flight contests on the spin. Really finding their feet under the former Benfica boss, Wolves will also be boosted by an eye-catching record against Saturday’s opponents. Smelling a real chance to lay down another marker on their travels this weekend, Wolves collected back-to-back 1-0 victories against Leeds last season. Likewise, continuing on from their battles in the Championship, Lage’s new squad have won each of their last five straight contests against Bielsa’s strugglers.

Team News

Wolves will once again be without the likes of Jonny, Pedro Neto and Yerson Mosquera when they travel to Elland Road this weekend.

Having to settle for a spot against Aston Villa when returning from the international break, Raul Jiminez is expected to come back in from the start.

Key Factors to Consider

    • Wolves collected back-to-back 1-0 victories against Leeds when the two sides faced off last season.
    • Likewise, the Oranges have won each of their last five straight meetings against Saturday’s hosts.
    • Leeds have managed to win just one of their opening eight Premier League contests.
    • On the flip side, Wolves are enjoying a three-match Premier League winning run.
    • Leeds have failed to score more than a single goal in seven of their first eight top-flight matchups.

    Conclusion

    While Leeds might open Saturday’s meeting as a standout pick, Wolves should be smelling a real chance to lay down another marker on the road. Mounting that stunning late comeback as they grabbed a 3-2 win against local rivals Aston Villa last weekend, the Oranges are now in the midst of a three-match Premier League winning run. Storming their way up the table, they will also be boosted by a rampant record against a struggling Leeds squad. Landing back-to-back 1-0 wins last season, Wolves have in fact won all five of their previous meetings against Marcelo Bielsa’s men. With the Whites picking up just a single Premier League victory from their first eight attempts, an away draw no bet appears at attractive odds.

    Verdict: Wolves draw no bet

    Best Odds: 10/11

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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