West Ham vs Leeds: prediction for the EPL fixture
West Ham welcome Leeds United to the London Stadium on January 16. We made predictions for this Premier League fixture, which you can find in the article below.
West Ham United
West Ham are enjoying a successful season. The Londoners reached the quarterfinals of the League Cup, where they lost to Tottenham, and last week they confidently defeated Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup.
In the Premier League, the Hammers are currently 4th with a total of 37 points from 11 victories and four draws. In the last three matches, West Ham recorded three victories - over Watford (4:1), Crystal Palace (3:2), and Norwich City (2:0). The hosts have one of the best attacks in the league, having scored 39 goals in 21 games.
Ogbonna, Zouma, Fredericks, Soucek, and Noble have been sidelined through illness or injury. Benhrama is in Cameroon with his national team.
Leeds United reached the round of 16 in the League Cup, where they lost to Arsenal. After a defeat to West Ham in the FA Cup, Marcelo Bielsa's men have fully focused on their Premier League campaign. The Whites are in a precarious position: after 19 rounds of games they sit in 16th place in the tournament table.
Leeds can't boast a powerful atacking line: they have scored only 21 goal this season. After defeats to Chelsea (2:3), Manchester City (0:7), and Arsenal (1:4), the Peacocks recorded a long-awaited victory over Burnley (3:1) at home.
The visitors have a long list of injuries - Firpo, Struijk, Bamford, Gelhardt, Roberts, Kalvin, Cooper, Rodrigo, Llorente, Cresswell, Shackleton have been ruled out of this fixture.
The hosts won in the last 4 head-to-head matches.
Goals were scored in both halves in 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
This bet won in 3 of the last 6 games of West Ham.
Last week, West Ham defeated Leeds in the FA Cup match, and we believe that the hosts will get the upper hand again in the upcoming fixture.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to West Ham
Prediction: Handicap (-1) to West Ham
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The visitors have problems creating scoring chances, and we doubt they will be able to find the back of the net. In this situation, it is unlikely that the teams will overcome the total of three goals.
Second bet - total under 3 goals