Foot Predictions shows the Premier League clash on Tuesday between Leeds United and Southampton, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Two teams separated by just two points in the Premier League table prepare for battle on Elland Road on Tuesday night as Leeds United host Southampton on your reprogrammed device.
The Whites suffered a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a cruel way last time, while Southampton managed to stop the losing streak with a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Illan Meslier had a week to forget in Leeds’ goal. The young Frenchman dispatched four to Arsenal – with a penalty coming after his calamitous mistake and lack in Bukayo Saka – but there was simply nothing he could do about the Wolves winner on Friday night.
Adama Traore ended one of his powerful trademark runs with a thunderous effort that hit the post, and the ball then bounced on the back of an unfortunate Meslier in the whites’ net, and there were no more goals in Molineux as Leeds lost for the third four matches.
The whites’ unpredictability and commitment to attack are truly fun shows most weekends, but Marcelo Bielsa has witnessed his team winning three and losing six of the last nine in all competitions, and has not shared the spoils in a game since the goalless draw with Arsenal in November.
Leeds will receive a return to Elland Road – where they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 earlier this month – after two disappointing games away last week, although they can only boast a trio of victories in the last 10 matches in family territory, and only West Bromwich Albion (55) has conceded more goals than Leeds’ devastated defense (43) so far.
Sixteen of the whites’ 40 goals at the correct end of the field came on their own field, while the hosts Patrick Bamford Hoping to rediscover their scoring touch, Southampton have their own English striker aiming to take advantage of Leeds’ vulnerability in defense.
Danny Ings is such a frequent threat in the opposing area, but it was in his own area where the Southampton striker made an expensive mistake against Chelsea over the weekend, in his poorly timed clash in Mason Mount allowed his countryman to get a tie for his team at St Mary’s.
Takumi Minamino was the coolest man in the stadium when he put Southampton ahead in the first half, and while Ralph Hasenhuttl he was pleased to see his team’s five-game losing streak come to an end, he will no doubt feel that all three points were there to be won.
However, a point against a team in search of the Champions League gives Southampton something to build on in the coming weeks, and while all hopes of a dispute for a European place have died down, the Saints hope to resume their fight for the first half. finish against Leeds.
Hasenhuttl’s men won their last away game – a 2-0 win over the Wolves in the FA Cup – but in the Premier League, their last away win was against Brighton & Hove Albion in December, and are currently in three. series of consecutive defeats in unknown territory in the first division.
Tuesday’s host, Leeds (27), is the only team to have suffered more suffering away from home than Southampton (24), although the 9-0 humiliation at Manchester United did not help in that regard, and visitors’ only victory in the Premier League in Elland The road to date has come in the 1997-98 campaign.
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Leeds received a big boost in the defensive department before the Wolves game as Diego llorente returned to the reserve bench, and the Spaniard may be on the line to start this week.
Llorente’s possible return could see Pascal Struijk move to the midfield as Kalvin Phillips stays away due to a calf problem, and English is accompanied by Rodrigo, Gaetano Berardi, Ian Poveda and Robin Koch the margin.
Ezgjan Alioski hopes to win a recall for the starting line-up, but further changes to the home side are unlikely despite two consecutive defeats.
Southampton had to manage without Stuart Armstrong for Chelsea’s stalemate, but Hasenhuttl confirmed that the midfielder could play a part this week.
However, Minamino and Moussa Djenepo are not in a position to give up their stains, while Ibrahima Diallo, Kyle Walker-Peters and Theo Walcott stay in the treatment room.
Che Adams hopes to return to the Saints’ attack, but after his beautiful assist for Minamino’s opening goal, Nathan Redmond you don’t want to be abandoned either.
Possible initial lineup for Leeds United:
Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski; Struijk; Raphinha, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison; Bamford
Possible initial line-up for Southampton:
McCarthy; Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeo, Minamino; Ings, Redmond
Probability: Leeds United 1-2 Southampton
Being able to safely predict the outcome of a game against Leeds is no small feat, but the hosts’ confidence will undoubtedly diminish after consecutive defeats. Southampton are not exactly a dominant force away from home, although Hasenhuttl’s men are willing to prove that their tough performance against Chelsea was not unique, so we are supporting the Saints to finally claim the long-awaited three points on Elland Road.
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