Leeds United host West Ham at Elland Road on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s team is desperate for a win having taken a mere three points from 15 possible. Leeds United are outside of the relegation zone going into matchday 6 with just one point separating them from Newcastle United.

Leeds vs West Ham Match Preview

West Ham are Premier League and cup high flyers. They go into matchday 6 having taken eight points from 15 possible. A win on Saturday at Leeds could send the Hammers into the top five. Although West Ham lost to Manchester United 2-1 in the league last weekend, they got some revenge in midweek, eliminating the Red Devils from the Carabao Cup, 1-0.

Last season, West Ham did the double over Leeds United by a combined score of 4-1. David Moyes’ team will fancy their chances of claiming a third straight win over the Whites. Leeds United are in a sophomore slump, which has been recognised by the club’s hierarchy.

Leeds United are coming off of a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United. The Whites threw away a 1-0 lead to slump to a third draw in four matches. Leeds United have scored just five goals this season. Can they surprise a strong West Ham team?

Leeds United vs West Ham Betting Odds

 

 

Leeds United have taken one point from six possible at Elland Road this season. After a 2-2 draw at home with Everton, Leeds United were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool. Leeds United are –3 in goal difference at Elland Road going into the fixture. Bielsa’s side has struggled to put away their chances this season posting an xG of 5.14 and total goals scored tally of five.

 

Leading bookies have Leeds United at the best betting odds 9/5 to win at full-time. The Whites lost both fixtures against West Ham last season. Their game at Elland Road ended 2-1 after Leeds United jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Mateusz Klich penalty in the sixth minute. Tomas Soucek scored just before the half an hour mark and Angelo Ogbonna put the Hammers in the lead with 10 minutes to play.

West Ham’s best betting odds to win at full-time are 29/20. The Hammers have lost just once this term and that defeat came at the hands of Manchester United on matchday 5. West Ham have taken four points from six on the road. They are +2 in goal difference with four goals for and two against.

The teams’ best betting odds for a draw at full-time are 27/10. Leeds United are second in the Premier League in draws with three from five games.

Leeds United vs West Ham Team News

Like West Ham, Leeds United went through the Carabao Cup in midweek and into the fourth round. Leeds United drew nil-nil with Fulham at Craven Cottage before winning on penalties. They will now face Arsenal while West Ham have a Carabao Cup date with Manchester City.

Bielsa rotated the team for the midweek game and even played Kalvin Phillips as a central defender. The team on Saturday should look more like the side fans have seen for much of the season. However, there are some injuries for the manager to contend with. Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are both ruled out as the two defenders seem to go from one injury to the next.

Jack Harrison is also ruled out of the game after testing positive for coronavirus. Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, and Raphinha are all three doubts going into the weekend. Finally, Pascal Struijk is suspended after the tackle he made on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott.

Just one player is on the West Ham injury list ahead of the match this weekend. Ryan Fredericks has a muscle injury and will play no part in the trip to Leeds. Michail Antonio is once again available after sitting out the game versus Manchester United on matchday 5 due to suspension.

Leeds United vs West Ham H2H

West Ham did the double over Leeds United last season by a combined score of 4-1. The teams’ game at Elland Road ended 2-1 before the Hammers posted a 2-0 win at home later in the campaign. Last season’s meetings were the first between Leeds United and West Ham since 2011-12 in the Championship.

The Hammers have plenty of momentum going into matchday 6 after their excellent win at Old Trafford in midweek cup play. West Ham will have one eye on next Thursday’s Europa League match with Rapid Wien. They cannot overlook Leeds United this weekend.

Leeds United vs West Ham Prediction

West Ham to win either half @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

West Ham are playing good football heading into the game this weekend. The Hammers have won either half in five of their seven games in all competitions. Our betting tips prediction is for West Ham’s good form to continue to show with the team winning either half on Saturday.

 

Over 10.5 corners @ 5/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Last season’s games between Leeds United and West Ham saw the teams combine for 12 and 11 corners respectively. With the attack football these teams play, there is a good chance the match will finish with over 10.5 corners. West Ham average 5.4 corners per game in the Premier League. Leeds United average 4.8 corners per game in the league. Our betting tips prediction is for these sides to combine for more than 10.5 corners, just like they did twice last season.

 

Draw No Bet West Ham @ 3/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Leeds United are struggling and a relegation fight is likely to be on their hands unless Bielsa turns things around quickly. Fortunately for Leeds United, Newcastle, Burnley, and Norwich are far worse teams at the moment.

 

West Ham won both fixtures last season between these rivals. Our betting tips prediction is for West Ham to win but with the safety net of a draw no bet and continue their excellent form. A win could send West Ham into the top five with results going their way elsewhere. Meanwhile, a loss or draw could send Leeds into the bottom three depending on results from the bottom three clubs.