Everton vs Leeds Predictions and Betting Tips
Everon and Leeds go head-to-head in the PremierLeague this weekend. Leeds, with no wins in three, look to get back to winning ways at Merseyside. Read on for an in-depth preview for this highly-anticipated game.
The most recent encounter dates back to 2012 in an EFL Cup knockout game at Elland Road- The Peacocks celebrated a famous 2-1 victory on that day. However, it is to be noted that Leeds haven't won in their last 13 trips to Merseyside.
Are the Toffees back to form?
Everton enjoyed one of their best starts to a Premier League season with 13 points from a possible 15. Injuries and suspensions to first-team players then hit them leading to some sort of struggle. With three consecutive losses, they lost grip of the first spot and are currently in 6th place just four points from the summit. The international break was just what they needed with their players, Richarlison and Rodriguez for example, making a return to the side. They recorded their first win in four away at Fulham last time out and will be keen on using this as a stepping stone to push for the top four heading into the new year.
Peacocks looking out of sorts
Leeds, just like their opponents, stared the 2020/21 season brightly. Injury problems also led to their drop in form losing two straight games prior to the international break. A run of just one win in six league games has pushed them down to the bottom half of the table and into 14th position. Although they managed a point in their most recent game at home to Arsenal, Leeds United must have been very disappointed not to pick up all three points given that Arsenal played a significant portion of the game with a man less. Nonetheless, they must have been delighted to secure at least a point taking into account recent performances.
Everton vs Leeds United Team News
Coleman is the major absentee for the home side as the full-back is still out injured. Leeds United. With regards to the away side, Shackleton, Hernandez, and Llorente are all sidelined via injuries.
Everton possible starting XI:
Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane; Iwobi, Allan, Doucoure, Kenny; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Leeds United possible starting XI:
Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Alioski; Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Bamford
It's looking like the Toffees are back o their sparkling best taking into account their performance last time out. The switch to a back 3 brought good fruit in their last game and we expect to see it again this weekend. Only two teams have a better defensive record than Leeds United in the Premier League and we expect that to be a major issue for the away side. As such, we believe the home side nicks all three points with a 3-1 victory this Saturday.