Leeds United vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool travel to face Leeds United in the only Premier League fixture this Sunday.

Leeds United are yet to win in their first three games, however have rallied to earn draws in their last two.

Prior to the international break, Patrick Bamford’s late equaliser saw them share the spoils with Burnley.

Liverpool were frustrated last time out, struggling to break down the 10 men of Chelsea.

Mohamed Salah scored from the spot before half-time; however they failed to capitalise on Reece James red card.

Match history
Liverpool took four points in the meetings last term, winning the home fixture on the opening day of the season by four goals to three.

Diego Llorente equalised late on in the Elland Road match, cancelling out Sadio Mane’s first half strike.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leeds United 1 Liverpool 1 – 19/04/21
Liverpool 4 Leeds United 3 – 12/09/20
Leeds United 2 Liverpool 2 – 29/02/04
Liverpool 3 Leeds United 1 – 25/10/03
Liverpool 3 Leeds United 1 – 23/03/03

Team news
Mateusz Klich and Junior Firpo missed the draw at Burnley having tested positive for Covid-19.

Raphinha is expected to play here with Premier League clubs likely to defy the potential bans for Brazilian players.

Liverpool are in a similar position and both Alisson and Fabinho are expected to start.

Roberto Firmino will miss the trip to Elland Road through injury, meaning Diogo Jota comes back into the side.

Expected starting XI’s
Leeds United (4-3-3): Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips, Koch, Roberts; Raphinha, Bamford, Harrison
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane


Result: Liverpool
Leeds have made a relatively slow start to the season and Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 league matches

Correct Score: 1-2
Both teams to score looks a good bet here

Anytime Goalscorer: Diogo Jota
The Portuguese forward has scored in both of his league starts this season so far

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