Leeds vs Southampton Predictions
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- Both teams have scored in each of Southampton’s last three Premier League matches.
- Leeds have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine competitive matches.
- The Whites have only won three of these nine games.
- Southampton are winless in their last seven top flight matches.
Southampton take step in the right direction
Leeds fell to their second consecutive defeat on Friday in a very entertaining 1-0 defeat at Molineux, and the Whites may find it difficult to return to winning ways when they host a Southampton side that enjoyed a welcome boost of confidence at the weekend.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side picked up a deserved draw at home to Chelsea to arrest their recent slide down the Premier League table, with that performance being miles apart from their atrocious 9-0 drubbing at Old Trafford earlier this month.
Meek defences to struggle
Leeds are a side that will get at the Saints’ struggling defence though and, with no clean sheets in their last seven Premier League matches, it’s unlikely that the hosts will draw another blank here. However, their goal against Chelsea made it six from their last four competitive games and they should be able to trouble the home side in that department.
Indeed, Leeds have conceded 43 goals in their 24 league games and have managed just one clean sheet in their last nine competitive matches, shipping 16 goals in that period but finding the net themselves on ten occasions.
Entertainment expected at Elland Road
With Leeds involved you can always expect an entertaining spectacle, and this is no different as they come up against a defence that have really struggled at times this season.
Both teams have scored in each of Southampton’s last three Premier League matches and in four of Leeds United’s last six, so we’re backing that on Tuesday. We’re also opting for a repeat of Southampton’s weekend scoreline for our correct score prediction as the Saints grow in confidence while Leeds are struggling to win matches.
Leeds injuries and team news
Diego Llorente could return after making the bench on Friday, but Rodrigo and Kalvin Phillips are both major doubts and could miss out.
Southampton injuries and team news
Jan Bednarek could be fielded at right back again and leave Jannik Vestergaard and Mohammed Salisu to partner up at the back. Che Adams will push to replace Nathan Redmond as Danny Ings’s striking partner.