Leeds vs Man Utd Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Leeds vs Man Utd Premier League
Ahead of hosting their first Premier League (PL) Roses derby since October 2003, there’s a neat symmetry to Leeds United’s league record this term (W14, D4, L14; GF: 50, GA: 50) following positive results against giants Manchester City and Liverpool (W1, D1). Marco Bielsa’s men are targeting a top-half finish – despite being the only side outside of the bottom six to have conceded in both halves on 10+ occasions this term!
Although they’ve lost just one of their last six home league matches (W3, D2), the ‘Whites’ are yet to upset the odds, having not won a PL game this term as home outsiders (D4, L1). Interestingly, they tend to strike late blows here of late, with five of their last six goals in home league matches arriving after HT.
Also a potent second-half threat, Manchester United – who lead the all-time league H2H record (W38, D32, L23) – have netted in or after the 90th minute in each of their last four competitive games (W4) and must quickly put any upheaval caused by the ‘ESL’ controversy behind them to keep their slim title hopes alive. Unbeaten in 12 league games (W7, D5), they’re seeking to overhaul an 11-point deficit to City with six fixtures remaining.
The ‘Red Devils’ haven’t lost an away league game since February 2020 (W15, D8) – the second-longest ever such run in PL history – and they’ve dropped just four points when visiting sides starting this round lower than ninth this term (W6, D2). Always a goal threat, they’ve now rescued 25 points after conceding first on the road this term (W8, D1)!
Players to score: Diego Llorente got off the mark for Leeds against Liverpool (Apr 19) and his last four league goals have now been headers. Similarly, Edinson Cavani has bagged three of his last four league goals via headers in games featuring over 3.5 goals.
Hot stat: Prior to the round, Leeds had earned a higher average of second-half corners per game (3.56) than any other PL side this term.
Prediction: Leeds  vs  Man Utd