Liverpool vs Leeds United
English Football League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 29th November, 2016
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool are on a fine run in the English Premier League and sit comfortably at second in the standings after matchday 13. Some excellent attacking football orchestrated by an industrious midfield has been the trademark of their game this season.
The Reds haven’t lost in the last 14 games in all competitions and picked up 11 wins during the period. They have been lethal in front of goals after scoring 36 goals from those 14 games. They defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the previous round of the EFL cup.
Leeds United have brilliantly recovered from a turbulent start in Championship this season. The team managed by ex-Swansea boss Garry Monk are currently 5th in the league and highly hopeful to win promotion to Premier League at the end of the season. The Whites defeated Norwich City on penalties to reach this far in the EFL Cup after coming from behind twice to level the scores at 2-2 at the end of extra time.
Liverpool vs Leeds United: Head-to-head stats
It has been more than 7 years since Liverpool and Leeds met in a competitive match. Their last meeting was at the Elland Road in this same competition which Liverpool won by a solitary goal. The win has extended Liverpool’s unbeaten run against Leeds to 7 matches.
Leeds’ last visit to Anfield was in the 2003 Premier League season and they lost the fixture 3-1, and Liverpool maintained a three match unbeaten run with 2 wins in a row.
Liverpool vs Leeds United: Prediction
It is obvious that Jurgen Klopp will rotate his squad for Tuesday’s fixture as he has firmly set his sights on the Premier League title. He started off with a number of youngsters in the previous round against Tottenham, however the hunger for a victory was same as in any game. They will also have an extra advantage as the match is played in front of the home crowd. Gary Monk is also expected to bring a fringe squad as his priority is Championship and with a poor record at Anfield, but they will not go down without a big fighting here.
Liverpool vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win and Under 3.5 goals at 2.40 (7/5).
Asian Handicap – Leeds United +1.5 at 2.40 (7/5).