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Both these sides took the lead in their weekend clashes, only to end up going down 3-1 to ‘Big Six’ sides and their managers would not have been best pleased they let their leads slip.
What we can almost guarantee here is that Leeds will have the lion’s share of the ball, as they have done in every match they’ve played this season including against Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
That doesn’t necessarily translate into results though, as Leeds have learned the hard way on their return to the Premier League. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won just four of their 11 matches so far as they often fail to convert their dominance into goals.
They’ve also been particularly bad on home soil with an empty Elland Road, going W1-D3-L2 across all competitions with their only victory coming against fellow promoted side Fulham, while David Moyes’ West Ham look to have a bit more about them this season.
After a sluggish start to the season where they lost back-to-back games against Newcastle and Arsenal, they’ve since won five of their nine matches, losing only to Liverpool via a late Diogo Jota goal, while they dominated Man United for 60 minutes last weekend.
Said Benrahma may be in line for his first start for the club here as he’s looked dangerous every time he’s come on, though Moyes tends not to chop and change with much regularity so we wouldn’t hold our breath on that one.
West Ham Draw No Bet
The Yorkshire side don’t tend to fit any trends at the moment and consistency is hampering their season, six of their 11 matches have seen over 2.5 goals land, with the same amount seeing both teams score, so it’s difficult to gauge what the outcome will be here.
With Leeds having the majority of possession, West Ham will look to exploit the pace of Jarrod Bowen on the counter attack, while Angelo Ogbonna and Thomas Soucek remain the biggest threat from set pieces.
This could be another frustrating night for Leeds fans, as although Patrick Bamford has made a strong start to life back in the Premier League with a return of seven goals, he’s still not the most prolific of strikers, and aside from new signing Rafinha it’s hard to see where they are going to break West Ham down.
It’s a game that could go in so many different directions that the visitors look to hold good value here, and we’ll side with them ‘Draw No Bet’ to exploit Leeds’ defence that could be missing Robin Koch.