© Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images
Leeds United vs Chelsea: Prediction and Betting Tips
Leeds defense must improve
With just two draws all season, Leeds United have either lost or won their last 18 matches. Only West Brom and Crystal Palace have conceded more goals than them with 46 goals an average of 1.7 goals per match.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has a very promising squad especially in attack, as The Peacocks have scored 43 goals this season, making them the seventh-best scoring team in the Premier League. Bielsa has to fix their defensive problems though if he wants better results.
In their last game, Leeds lost away to West Ham 2-0 despite having much better ball possession with 65% and more goal attempts with 17. This shows their vulnerability in defense and it needs to be fixed.
Chelsea on a high level
Since Thomas Tuchel took charge at Chelsea in late January, The Blues have not lost a match in all competitions, 11 to be exact. The German could add the one thing that was missing with the team before and that is holding on to a lead in a match.
Chelsea had five 1-0 wins in the 11 matches Tuchel was in charge and that shows how well The Blues are defending and can secure a lead in a game.
Tuchel has improved the team’s overall performance as we could see in the last match against Everton, where Chelsea had 65% of possession. This dominance in the game reflected on the goal attempts as The Blues had 19 goal attempts, 43 dangerous attacks, and 713 passes.
- Leeds have lost three of their last five home matches
- Leeds have scored in three of their last five home matches
- Chelsea have not lost in their last five away matches
- Chelsea have scored in all of their last five away matches
Leeds vs Chelsea Prediction
The difference in form between these teams is quite big. Leeds have lost their last two games and Chelsea are undefeated in nine games in the Premier League. Chelsea has kept four clean sheets in the last five games while Leeds have kept just one in five matches at home.
Looking at their recent form, Chelsea shouldn’t have any difficulty in winning this game. The bookies are favoring an away win with an odd of 1.75. That looks a good deal and we are backing it.
Thanks for your help!
We appreciate your alertness!
You've successfully followed this author. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.
You've successfully followed this expert. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.
This means that you will no longer receive notifications about new posts by this author to your e-mail address.
You will no longer be notified of this expert's new tips.