Leeds United vs Liverpool – Liverpool will travel to Leeds United in an English Premier League confrontation on April 19 that could prove to be the defending champions’ last-ditch stand to get at least a Europa League berth. The match will be held at the Elland Road at 3:00 PM ET and is broadcast live via SKY Sports Premier League while SofaScore will provide live streaming content for Premier League soccer betting enthusiasts. Liverpool seeks to string up as many victories as possible to contend for a spot in next year’s European tournaments while Leeds is hoping to extend their winning streak and gain precious points to get into the upper half of the table. Soccer opening lines favor the Reds to emerge victorious in the match and resume their quest to secure a favorable placing in the team standings.
Leeds United vs Liverpool 04/19/2021
|When:||Monday, April 19, 3:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Elland Road, Beeston, Leeds, United Kingdom|
|TV:||SKY GO Extra|
Leeds United (13-3-14, 42 points) has emerged as one of the surprise teams in the league as they are just behind 10th-placed Arsenal, also at 42 points, on goal difference. The Peacocks have yet to lose in their last three outings thanks to their stellar performance on defense. They hope to continue that impressive run against the defending Premier League champions that are known for their efficiency in offense. Leeds talisman Patrick Bamford is expected to lead the offense with Jack Harrison and Raphinha providing offensive support. Frenchman Illan Meslier will start as a goalkeeper for Leeds as he has recorded 10 clean sheets and 61 saves.
Players to Watch: Patrick Bamford (14 goal, 6 assists); Jack Harrison (7 goals, 5 assists); Raphinha (6 goals, 6 assists); Stuart Dallas (5 goals, 2 assists); Mateusz Klich (3 goals, 5 assists).
The 2020-21 Premier League season has not been friendly for seventh-running Liverpool (14-7-9, 49 points). Injuries to their key stars plus lackluster performances have put them out of contention for the tournament. However, they can still secure a ticket in either the Champions League or the Europa League if they get convincing results in their last eight games, including their game against Leeds. The last two games have been great for the Reds, as they blanked Arsenal and Wolverhampton. In those victories, Diogo Jota has emerged as their top star, scoring three of the team’s four goals. They will need more of that from Jota in the tournament’s last stages plus the excellent striking ability of Mohamed Salah. Allison is expected to start as a goalkeeper for the Reds in this outing as he hopes to continue his streak of keeping their rivals scoreless.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (18 goals, 3 assists); Diogo Jota (8 goals); Sadio Mane (7 goals, 5 assists); Roberto Firmino (6 goals, 5 assists); Georgino Wijnaldum (2 goals); Andy Robertson (1 goal, 5 assists).
Leeds United vs Liverpool Betting Numbers
Summary: Liverpool has the slight edge in this encounter due to its offensive firepower and their experience in crucial games. Leeds United can pull off a surprise win if they are able to hold off their opponents. The best oddsmakers bet on the defending champions to extend their winning run and boost their chances of getting a ticket in the 2021-22 Champions League because of their ability to perform under pressure. Aside from this, Liverpool is simply overpowering in offense with Jota and Salah attacking at the same time. It will be a long day for Leeds United defenders as they will try to stop Jurgen Klopp’s men for 90 minutes.
Moneyline: A bet on a Liverpool victory will earn a -125 moneyline while a Leeds United win will gain a +298 ML. Betting on a draw would merit a +306 moneyline for this encounter.
Prediction: Liverpool will resume their winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Leeds.