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Brighton will visit Elland Road on Saturday for the Premier League meeting with home team Leeds United.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Leeds United v Brighton are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Leeds United won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 3-0 FA Cup defeat last time out to Crawley Town.
In that game, Leeds United had 71% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Crawley Town got 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Nicholas Tsaroulla (50'), Ashley Nadesan (53') and Jordan Tunnicliffe (70') scored for Crawley Town.
Fixtures featuring Leeds United have usually been engaging affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 27 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4.5 goals per game) with 13 of them being chalked up by The Whites.
Heading into this contest, Leeds United have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Manchester City in Premier League competition, Brighton and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion had 35% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Manchester City had 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Phil Foden (44') was the scorer for Manchester City.
Looking at their form, and Brighton have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in all. Defensively, The Seagulls seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 19/08/2014 tells us that Leeds United have won 1 of these games & Brighton 5, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 for The Whites and 12 netted by The Seagulls. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league clash between the two was Championship match day 38 on 18/03/2017 and the score finished Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion.
That time, Leeds United managed 50% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Chris Wood (63', 85').
Brighton & Hove Albion got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Lee Mason.
Team News: Leeds United
Robin Koch (Knee Injury), Gaetano Berardi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Adam Forshaw (Hip Injury) are not available for Leeds Utd manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Team News: Brighton
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Brighton boss Graham Potter doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We envisage that Leeds United are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Brighton are also probably going to find it difficult to score but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re tipping a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Leeds United at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Elland Road (37,890)
Captain: Liam Cooper
Chairman: Andrea Radrizzani
Manager: Marcelo Bielsa
Competitions: Premier League position 12, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Star Player: Patrick Bamford
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Patrick Bamford was born in Grantham, England. After having played his first senior match for Nottingham Forest in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 10 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.