Leeds United host Liverpool to Elland Road on Sunday after going winless in their first three Premier League games. In their most recent match against Burnley, Marcelo Bielsa's side had lots of possession but had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Here's our preview ahead of this match.
Tip: Liverpool to Win
- Liverpool have seven points from three games so far.
- Leeds are unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions, but are yet to win in the Premier League.
- Both teams to score has been a winning bet in Leeds’ last three Premier League home games.
- Five of Leeds’ last seven Premier League games have ended with over 3.5 goals.
Time for redemption for the Reds?
Both teams have received selection boosts ahead of this match, as South American players domiciled in England have escaped suspensions for failing to report for international duty, allowing Leeds to call on Raphina and Liverpool to call on Alisson Becker and Fabinho.
Daniel James could feature for his debut, and Liverpool have Virgil van Dijk available, but Roberto Firmino is out due to injury.
Liverpool triumphed 3-0 against Norwich in their sole away game this season, and have won their past four away games in a row. Last season, Leeds were the last team to deny Jurgen Klopp's side all three points on the road, drawing 1-1 with them after a late Diego Llorente goal canceled out Sadio Mane's opener.
The hosts will make a game of it, but their recent form suggests they won't be able to gain a result here, thus we are going with Liverpool to win.
Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season was halted by Chelsea before the international break, when they were held to a 1-1 draw despite playing the second half with ten men, but they can bounce back against a Leeds side that has yet to find their feet this season.
The Whites were blasted 5-1 by Manchester United in the first round of fixtures, but have subsequently gone undefeated in three games in all competitions. After back-to-back draws with Everton (h) and Burnley (a), they are still winless in the Premier League, and that is unlikely to change on Sunday.
Liverpool has two clean sheets in three games, but they came against Norwich and Burnley, and Leeds will be a tougher test for the Reds' defense. The West Yorkshire side has scored in each of its four games this season in all competitions, and with both sides scoring in both meetings between the two clubs last season, the hosts should at least be able to score on Sunday. With that in mind, our correct score prediction is a 3-1 victory for the visitors.
Leeds predicted lineup: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Raphina, Phillips, Rodrigo, Dallas, James, Bamford, Harrison (5-4-1)
Liverpool predicted lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Salah, Jota, Mane (4-3-3)