Prediction and odds for the game: Leeds (14/5) vs Tottenham (10/11)
We are backing Heung-Min Son to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/4
When: Saturday 26 February 2022, Kick-off 12:30
Where: Elland Road
On Saturday afternoon, Leeds host Tottenham at Elland Road, in what could be a big game in the fight for survival and the race for the top-four spots.
Last time out, the Whites suffered a 6-0 drubbing at title-chasing Liverpool. The defeat means that Marcelo Bielsa’s team have failed to win in their last five league matches, having suffered four defeats. A leaky defence has been the main factor in the home side’s recent poor form, as they have conceded at least two goals in their last four Premier League matches.
The team from Yorkshire looked comfortable and out of the fight for survival a few months ago. However, they are now just three points clear of the relegation zone, having played two more games than 18th place Burnley.
Even their recent home form has been concerning of late, as Bielsa’s team has won just once in their last five outings at Elland Road in the English top-flight.
Leeds are likely to once again be without the influential figures of Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper.
Antonio Conte’s team suffered a 1-0 loss at relegation-threatened Burnley last time out. The defeat was massively disappointing, as the team north London had previously recorded a shock 3-2 win at reigning champions and league leaders Manchester City.
Losing in Lancashire has left Spurs with a seven-point gap to fourth-place Manchester United, although Conte’s team has two games in hand on the Red Devils.
The fact that Tottenham have lost four of their last five Premier League games led to Spurs head coach Conte sensationally questioning his own future at the club in an interview after the Burnley loss. However, as things stand the former Inter head coach should be in the dugout for this clash.
Tottenham have not been great on their travels of late, as the visitors have won just three of their last eight away games in the Premier League. That run includes suffering two defeats in their last three league games on their travels.
Spurs have failed to score in four of their last eight away matches, yet they managed to score three times at reigning champions Manchester City.
Tottenham’s only likely absentees for this clash are defender Japhet Tanganga and midfielder Oliver Skipp.
This clash is between two teams in poor form. However, the home side has been particularly poor in defence and we believe this will be enough for the visitors to pick up a victory.
The second bet we are backing is Heung-Min Son to be an anytime goalscorer, as the South Korean could profit against a leaky Leeds backline. The former Hamburg forward seems to thrive in away matches.
Our Tips: We are backing Heung-Min Son to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/4 and/or the away win at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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