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Leeds have recorded a trio of 2-1 victories, most notably beating Man City at the Etihad last weekend after clashes with relegation threatened duo Fulham and Sheffield Utd. Marcelo Bielsa’s men are unbeaten in four now, having drawn with Chelsea prior to their winning streak, and look in good shape to take on a dejected Liverpool.
The Reds crashed out of the Champions League midweek following a goalless stalemate with Real Madrid at Anfield, wasting several excellent first-half chances to get back into the tie.
A lack of cutting edge has hampered them this term, along with their well-publicised injuries at the back, though a trio of wins in their past few league fixtures has put them back in top-four contention as they seek to salvage their campaign.
Leeds will be without Rodrigo again, though Jack Harrison will be available after missing out against Man City having not been able to feature against his parent club, while Raphinha is expected to recover in time for this encounter.
Liam Cooper is also suspended at the back following his red card on the stroke of half time at Man City, making the win over Pep Guardiola’s machine all the more impressive, so one of Pascal Struijk or Robin Koch will deputise.
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On home turf alone, all but one of Leeds’ six defeats this term have come by just the single strike, so they should be backed to remain competitive here.
They’ve held the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea to stalemates at Elland Road this term, as they’re yet to face the other traditional ‘Big Six’ outfits there as they face a tricky run in.
Liverpool And Leeds To Draw
It’s hard to get behind Liverpool at the prices, although they have fared better on their travels. They’ve won five of their last six road trips in the league, though have still lost six of their past 10 home or away, as even the likes of Brighton and Fulham took wins over them.
Liverpool took a thrilling 4-3 win in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season, though Leeds certainly put up a fight. They had a contentious early penalty awarded against them, as the Reds eventually triumphed via another spot kick in the 88th minute.
Liverpool were 2-1 up by 20 minutes in that game and it was 3-2 by half time, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an early goal here either.