West Ham vs Leeds
English Premier League
Date: 21 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
West Ham return to domestic duties after the second leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League semifinal against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.
The Hammers will play host to relegation-threatened Leeds in their last home match of the season.
David Moyes’ men are relatively safe despite a streak of four losses in the last five Premier League matches.
The Hammers are six points above the red zone and the position currently led just by Leeds. The hosts own a better goal difference than the Peacocks by 11 goals which is why only a miracle (a potential defeat by five goals difference or so here) could get the, in genuine danger in the remaining two rounds.
Nonetheless, we still expect Moyes to utilize his best roster here, unlike the previous game when he rested most of his starters in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brentford. That game was amid West Ham’s mentioned Conference League ties with AZ Alkmaar, though.
Leeds are winless in seven straight games in the league. They are third from bottom at the moment and they desperately need a result on Sunday in the capital.
It is worth mentioning that Sam Allardyce’s men offered a fantastic performance in the last weekend’s 2-2 stalemate against Newcastle United.
West Ham vs Leeds Head-to-head
- Leeds have been much more successful historically with 40 wins, 21 draws, and 17 defeats in the last 78 clashes with the Hammers.
- The two outfits shared spoils in the reverse game in the first half of the season, playing a 2-2 stalemate in January at the Elland Road.
- We’ve witnessed some proper goal fests in the recent head to head games as each of the previous three league meetings between these rivals saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick coming in.
West Ham vs Leeds Prediction
Backing goals at both ends has to be the way to go here at the 1.61 odds based on everything we have seen from the two teams of late.
We will alternatively take the sky-high 3.20 odds offered for Leeds’ main striker Patrick Bamford to score anytime here. Bamford has not had an exceptional season by any means but he has the explosiveness and quality to shine when his team needs him the most.
West Ham vs Leeds Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.61 (8/13)
Patrick Bamford to score anytime @ 3.20 (11/5) odd.