Leeds vs Liverpool: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Reds continue their top four EPL push at Elland Road. Liverpool go to Leeds in the Premier League on Monday night.

Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Liverpool continue their bid to salvage something from a dispiriting season when they return to English Premier League action against Leeds on Monday night.

The Reds’ EPL title defence has long-since crumbled, hindered by a bundle of injuries and, whisper it quietly, a lack of squad regeneration.

Jurgen Klopp’s side also bowed out of the Uefa Champions League in midweek, unable to overturn their first leg deficit against Real Madrid at Anfield.

Things have at least picked up in the Premier League in recent weeks, with a late top six tilt boosted by three wins on the spin.

Aston Villa were squeezed out 2-1 on Merseyside last weekend, after the Reds stormed to an away victory at Arsenal to follow up their success at Wolves before the international break.

Klopp’s men go into the weekend sixth in the table, three points back from the improbable sight of West Ham in fourth and well adrift of the top two.

Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are the familiar defensive trio to be missing out, joined on the sidelines by stricken skipper Jordan Henderson.

In-form Diogo Jota is primed for a return to spearhead the attack, although there remain doubts over the fitness of youngster Curtis Jones.

Leeds are on an identical run of three successive wins in the EPL, as they continue to catch the eye under the wily old charge of Marcelo Bielsa.

The Yorkshire club are on course for a top half finish on their return to the top flight and pulled off a sparkling win away to inevitable champions Manchester City last weekend.

It followed back-to-back victories over relegation candidates Sheffield United and Fulham, as the Elland Road club piece together a strong finish to the campaign.

Jack Harrison was barred from facing his parent club at the Etihad Stadium, so the on loan winger should return fit and firing here.

Liam Cooper begins a three-game suspension, with the fitness of Raphinha and Rodrigo also uncertain for the Monday night clash.

Leeds vs Liverpool: By the numbers

  • Coming into this game, Leeds United has picked up 10 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Leeds United has scored 6 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Leeds United has enjoyed playing at home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 2 games.
  • Momentum is really building for Leeds United as they have now gone 4 games without losing. They have won 3 of the last 5 games they have played.
  • We might see some goals in this one, with the last 3 games involving Leeds United has ended with 3 or more goals being scored. Will Liverpool get in on the action today? There has been a total of 11 goals in the last 5 games for Leeds United, both home and away.
  • Leeds United will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Liverpool, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 3 and drawn 1
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Leeds United recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
  • In the last 5 matches for Leeds United, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 16 matches (52% of all matches) involving Leeds United has seen BTTS landing.
  • Coming into this game, Liverpool has picked up 9 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.8 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 1 of those games. Liverpool has scored 6 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Liverpool has enjoyed playing away from home recently, with the side currently unbeaten in 3 games.
  • Scoring is not an issue for Liverpool when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 6 games they have played on the road. Can Leeds United stop this run?
  • Liverpool has put together a good run of form and has now gone 3 games without defeat.
  • Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Liverpool recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
  • Just 1 of the last 5 games for Liverpool has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 3 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 16/31 games for Liverpool this season.

Stats source: FootyStats.com

Leeds vs Liverpool: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Leeds vs Liverpool: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Leeds Starting XI: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski, Raphinha, Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas, Jack Harrison, Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford.

Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Ozan Kabak, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.

Find all the latest English Premier League predictions, fixtures and result for 16-19 April here.