Liverpool vs Leeds United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Scheduled kick-off 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET at the Anfield.
The Reds finally put an end to their thirty-year old wait for a league title, and before the victory celebration was over, Jurgen Klopp made a statement that he was not satisfied and had full intention to defend their crown.
The German gaffer said that he intends his team to be a result-machine, and the PL medal would come on its own. Consistency is key for the Merseyside team, and they are determined at all cost to start their campaign with a win.
They easily have been the best team in the country along with Manchester City for the past two years, and the Reds have some advantage early in the season.
The reasons being – Pep Guardiola and his team heavily flirted with Lionel Messi to prize the gifted Argentine from Barcelona, only to see their effort fail. On top of that, the Citizens have not yet come to a deal with Napoli to bring Kalidou Koulibaly to their camps.
Furthermore, there’s report that some of the key players in the City camp are down with the dreaded Covid-19 virus as well.
By all means, this is the opportune moment to strike for Klopp’s men. If they are able to secure an early lead in the title-race, momentum would drastically shift in their favor.
Considering that they are taking on the newly-promoted Peacocks (who are back to the PL after an interval of 16 years), Liverpool are easily the favorites to post the win- even more so since the game takes place at Anfield.
Head-to-head (h2h) & Previous Meetings
- The last these two had clashed was in the 2016 EFL Cup, and then Klopp’s men recorded a 2-0 win.
- They had also recorded 14 of the previous 17 overall wins.
- In fact, the last Marcelo Bielsa’s men won against this opponent was back in 2001.
- The Reds had scored two or more goals in five of the former seven clashes.
Liverpool vs Leeds: Prediction
The Reds will be furious after losing to Arsenal in the Community Shield via penalties, and they are determined to not let their PL title triumph be a one-time thing.
Considering the issues Manchester City are going through, they have an opportunity to take an early lead at the top, and we can count on the six-time European champions to make full use of it.
They are at Anfield, their favorite hunting ground, and are taking on the newly-promoted Peacocks, who definitely would be punching above their weight. They have not played a single top-flight fixture since 2004, and their first game back are against the reigning champions.
By all means, expect a convincing Liverpool win this weekend.
Liverpool to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time Result: Liverpool @ 1.67 (2/3).