Insight and Analysis: Leeds vs Arsenal Premier League 2021 Match Prediction.
Leeds vs Arsenal Premier League 2021 Match Prediction, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Preview and Where to Watch.
Leeds United suffered a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City earlier this week.And it was a true ‘nightmare before Christmas.’
That result was the ‘Whites’ first league defeat by a seven-goal margin since 1934 (Stoke City, 8-1).
Marcelo Bielsa had never been on the losing end of such a huge defeat in his previous 567 games as a manager.
The hosts can’t dwell on their defeat or feel sorry for themselves in the face of a serious injury issue.Or they’ll be drawn into a relegation dogfight.
They’ve only won one Premier League (PL) match in their last seven.And have conceded 12 goals in the last three games alone.
Given that they have conceded six times in their last two competitive H2Hs with Arsenal.There’s a probability the terrible defensive record repeats tonight.
It’s difficult to know what to expect from Arsenal right now.As they’ve won as many games as they’ve lost in their last six Premier League encounters (W3, L3).
They did, however, jump into the top four following their triumph over West Ham United on Wednesday night, winning ‘to zero’ for the seventh time this season – only the top three teams in the division have done so more times.
The ‘Gunners’ previous five triumphs have all come with a clean sheet.Despite the fact that four of those victories came at home.
Mikel Arteta’s side has struggled on the road, winning only one of their previous five Premier League outings and conceding two or more goals in each of their last three.
Marriner A. (Eng), Venue: Elland Road (Leeds)
Players to Watch
Raphinha has three goals in his previous four Premier League games (G2, A1).Two of which came before the 30th minute.
Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s demotion, Alexandre Lacazette has stepped up as captain.Scoring in both of his previous two games (G1, A1).
Jamie Shackleton and Dan James were both injured in Leeds’ 7-0 loss to Manchester City, and Junior Firpo has been suspended.
Given Leeds’ injury difficulties, Charlie Cresswell would have been considered for a start against Arsenal, but he has now dislocated his shoulder in training and is also out.
This means Marcelo Bielsa will be without at least nine, if not ten, players this weekend, with youngsters like Cody Drameh vying for playing time.
Pierre-Emerick After being stripped of his Arsenal captaincy, Aubameyang is once again absent.
Emile Smith Rowe came on as a substitute against West Ham in midweek and will almost certainly return to the starting lineup here.
Gabriel Martinelli was forced to leave midweek due to a hamstring injury and could be replaced by Smith Rowe here.
Mikel Arteta has Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga as alternatives if he wants to shake things up on Saturday.
In four of their last five competitive visits to Elland Road, Arsenal has scored three or more goals.
In all competitions, Arsenal has gone undefeated in their last ten meetings with Leeds.
Arsenal has lost three of their past four away games (Premier League).
In Leeds’ last three games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In Arsenal’s last three away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Leeds has conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games (Premier League).
In their last three road games, Arsenal has surrendered at least two goals (Premier League).
Leeds have won all five of their home games this season (Premier League).
There is now no light at the end of the tunnel for Leeds.
They’ve just suffered a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, and their injury woes are just getting worse.
Arsenal has won back-to-back games against Southampton and West Ham, putting in strong performances in each.
After beating West Ham in midweek, they are presently fourth in the table.
At the moment, it’s tough to see how Leeds can turn things around.
They’ve also lost their last ten games against Arsenal, and another defeat is unavoidable tonight.
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