Leeds vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 8 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road.
The Glaziers had failed to show any kind of consistency all through this season, and note that the campaign is way past its half-way point.
They have won just a tiny fraction of their total fixtures so far, and most of these wins had come against either some of the worst teams in the league, or against seriously out-of-form squads.
Currently they are placed 13th in the table, sharing the same number of points along with the two squads above them – the 12th placed Southampton (on a four-game losing run), and the 13th placed Peacocks (the opponent for this upcoming encounter).
On top of that, the tenth-placed Arsenal, and the ninth-placed Aston Villa are also locking horns with each other this weekend – and thus it’s a huge opportunity for Roy Hodgson’s men to greatly improve their league standing, should they manage to secure a victory.
Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa’s men are continuing their see-saw run of wins and losses. They are yet to find their groove in the English top flight, and as of now their objective should be to avoid disaster – just ensure their stay in the PL for the next season.
By the looks of things, expect a fierce encounter between the two squads, and a high-scoring affair as well.
Leeds vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The former five fixtures had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last nine encounters had three or more goals.
- The hosts had scored two or more goals every single match-up at this stadium since 2007.
- Since 1993, only once have the home team kept a clean sheet at this ground.
Leeds vs Crystal Palace Prediction
The Peacocks lost 1-2 at home the last match-day, against Everton. In the meantime, the Glaziers won 1-2 on the road against the struggling Newcastle.
Going on, Bielsa’s men had managed to keep a total of just two clean sheets from their past twelve games, and both had come against relegation-battlers (Burnley and West Brom).
They have also won just twice at home since September of 2020, and have conceded two or more goals in six of their former eleven home appearances.
On the other hand, their counterparts had failed to keep clean sheets in 20 of their preceding 23 overall fixtures, and they had kept just one on the road in their past thirteen road trips.
On top of all that, majority of h2h clashes over the past several years have also had goals in huge numbers.
Considering these observations, expect a goal-fest this Monday at the Elland Road.
Leeds vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).