Leeds vs Everton Predictions
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- Leeds have dropped points in six of their nine Premier League home matches this season.
- Everton have won four of their last five Premier League away games.
- Only Man Utd and Leicester have won more points on the road than Everton this term.
- Everton scored exactly two goals in two of their last three away assignments.
Can Leeds do the double over Toffees?
Leeds upset the odds to topple the Toffees at Goodison Park back in November, though the evidence suggests Everton could well exact some revenge in Wednesday’s rematch at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s marauding Yorkshiremen secured their third win in four assignments on the road with a superb 3-1 triumph at Leicester on Sunday powered by the performance of an inspired Patrick Bamford.
However, Leeds haven’t been quite as potent at home since their promotion, and having won just twice in eight games at Elland Road, they have the look of vulnerable hosts again this week.
Everton humbled by Magpies
Everton have had to endure some home discomforts themselves since the turn of the year, and the Toffees winless run at Goodison Park was extended to three games on Saturday when they were bested by Newcastle on Merseyside.
Two second half goals from Callum Wilson did the damage at the weekend on another day of disappointment for Carlo Ancelotti’s men in front of the empty Gwladys Street Stand.
However, the Blues have been singing a different tune on their travels, and Everton could use their counter-punching power to good effect again at Leeds.
Everton to exact some revenge
Leeds’ attack minded approach has caught many of their hosts off guard this season, and six of the Yorkshiremen’s nine Premier League wins this season have come in assignments away from Elland Road as a result.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have found it difficult to replicate that successful formula at home however, and Leeds have failed to win six out of nine fixtures on their own patch since their promotion.
Like Leeds, Everton have found more joy on their jaunts than at home this term, and their record of four wins from their last five and six from nine games on the road overall this season suggests Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical blueprint is a hugely effective one in tests away from Merseyside.
Only Man Utd and Leicester have gathered more Premier League away points than Everton in 2020/21, and we think the Toffees are worth backing to add to their tally at Leeds on Wednesday.
Games involving Marcelo Bielsa’s free-spirited side rarely fail to deliver excitement, and our 2-1 correct score prediction tips Everton to come out on the right side of what promises to be a gripping encounter.
Leeds United injuries and team news
Patrick Bamford sustained a dead leg in Leeds’ 3-1 win at Leicester, though the in-form striker is expected to be fit enough to face Everton.
Raphinha is doubtful with a knock whowever, as is Spanish schemer Rodrigo Moreno, so Helder Costa and Mateusz Klich could start for the Yorkshirmen.
Defenders Diego Llorente and Robin Koch are confirmed absentees however.
Everton injuries and team news
Allan, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin all remain sidelined for the Toffees, while Andre Gomes, Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey are all pushing to start following Everton’s poor showing against Newcastle.