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- Liverpool have won only six of their last 17 Premier League matches.
- Leeds have won each of their last three Premier League games.
- Liverpool have dropped points in four league games played directly after Champions League fixtures this season.
- Leeds have lost just one of their last five home league assignments.
Leeds targeting another big scalp
Leeds upset the odds to become only the fourth team to beat champions-elect Manchester City in the Premier League this season, when they smashed and grabbed their way to three points at the Etihad Stadium.
Remarkably, Leeds played the entire second half a man down following Liam Cooper dismissal, though they defended doggedly and capitalised on a late break awaygoal to claim an unlikely win in Manchester.
Leeds’ victory was their third in a row following back-to-back wins over relegation bound Fulham and Sheffield United – and a top-half finish in their first season back in the big time looks within reach.
Liverpool need to pick themselves up
Liverpool blew their last chance of lifting silverware this season when they failed to overturn a first-leg deficit in their Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.
With their continental hopes dashed, the Reds must regroup for the Premier League run-in, where a place in the top-four still looks open.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges have won five of their last six top-flight tussles on the road, though the Merseysiders will need to be at their counter-punching best to claim another three points at Leeds’ expense on Monday.
Liverpool worth opposing at Elland Road?
Fatigued and disheartened by their whimpering Champions League exit on Wednesday evening, Liverpool could be a little dispirited and more crucially, a little leggy, for their clash with a hard-running Leeds team on Monday, and the Reds could be worth opposing as a result.
Liverpool have won only six of their last 17 Premier League fixtures, and it’s worth noting that they have dropped points in four domestic matches played directly after continental fixtures already this term.
Leeds – who will have enjoyed eight days of preparation time between games – should be fresher and full of confidence following their superb win at Man City, and Marcelo Bielsa’s men look an interesting price in the double chance market as a result.
Each of Leeds’ last three league games finished 2-1 in their favour, and our correct score prediction tips the slick-passing hosts to upset Liverpool by the same scorline at Elland Road.
Leeds to avoid defeat also features in our 76/1 same-game multi tip for Monday night’s clash at Elland Road.
Leeds injuries and team news
Rodrigo and Adam Forshaw are both out injured, though Raphina will hope to be fit enough for selection after he came off against City last week.
Jack Harrison should also return to the side having sat out the win against his parent club, though Liam Cooper will miss out through suspension.
Liverpool injuries and team news
Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson are all long-term absentees for Liverpool, while Curtis Jones is rated as a doubt.
Diogo Jota has a good chance of returning to the XI for Monday’s game, while out-of-favour midfielder Thiago will also be pushing to start.