Leeds vs Newcastle Predictions
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- Newcastle have lost just one of their six Premier League away games this season.
- Leeds have failed to win any of their last five Premier League home matches.
- Newcastle have drawn 1-1 in two of their last four away league assignments.
- Leeds are averaging just 1.16 goals per home game this term.
Leeds’s descent continues
Leeds have been learning some harsh lessons about the ultra-competitiveness of the Premier League in recent weeks, and while their easy on the eye football continues to impress, points have been hard to come by.
Reeling from successive losses to Chelsea and West Ham, Leeds have dropped all the way down to 14th position in the standings, and having conceded a whopping 42 attempts in their latest brace of defeats, Marcelo Bielsa’s side inability to stem the flow of opportunities created against them continues to hamstring their progress.
In another worrying development, the goals have also dried up at the other end for Leeds, who plundered one or fewer goals in each of their last six Premier League assignments, amid fears that Beilsa’s tactical blueprint is losing its potency.
Newcastle on the up
Back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and West Brom in their last two league outings allowed Newcastle to leapfrog Leeds this week, and in a condensed table, the Magpies are now just three points shy of 6th spot.
Newcastle’s victory over the Eagles at Selhurst Park again highlighted just how crafty Steve Bruce’s men can be on the road, and United’s loss at high flying Southampton on November 11 remains their only reverse in six assignments on their travels this season.
Dogged Newcastle to avoid defeat
It’s that ability to dig in for points as the visiting team that makes Newcastle excellent value in the double chance market on Wednesday against a Leeds team caught in a downward current.
In a tough set of away fixtures this term, Newcastle won at West Ham, and held both Tottenham and Wolves, before they battled their way to a win at Palace, and the Magpies have the tools to make life awkward for their latest hosts, Leeds, on Wednesday.
With three defeats in four and no wins from their last five matches there since September, Leeds’s results at Elland Road have been grim for some time, and the Yorkshiremen’s only victory at home since their promotion from the Championship came at the expense of relegation candidates Fulham.
Newcastle, emboldened by back-to-back victories, should have enough momentum to avoid defeat against a Leeds team struggling to cope with the demands of the Premier League, while our 1-1 correct score prediction follows along similar lines.
Modest scorers Leeds are averaging just 1.16 goals per home game this term, while Steve Bruce’s notoriously low-scoring Magpies are hitting the net just 1.2 times per away fixture on average. Combining those figures alongside the other aforementioned factors makes a 1-1 final score a likely outcome at Elland Road.
Leeds injuries and team news
Leeds remains without four players for the visit of Newcastle, with Gaetano Berardi, Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Adam Forshaw ruled out.
Marcelo Bielsa could choose to rotate his team a little to cope with the demands of a hectic schedule.
Newcastle injuries and team news
Newcastle remain without Paul Dummett and Martin Dubravka, while Jamaal Lascelles, Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser – who all missed the 2-1 win over West Brom – will be assessed closer to kick-off.