Leeds United put in a decent performance against Manchester City last weekend in Big Sam’s first match as Head Coach. The main change of bringing in keeper Joel Robles was a bold move, but Robles made a handful of saves to keep the scoring down and with Leeds scoring late on the 2-1 defeat gives Leeds United some hope they can gain all 3 points this weekend.
Leeds United will have to play on the front foot, but be very wary of a Newcastle team that are playing some outstanding attacking football. The last time that played a team in the relegation picture away, they destroyed Everton 4-1 with some electric skills from Isak and cool finishing from Wilson.
With the results on Monday night, Leeds United know a win in this match is vital for them to have any hope of surviving in the Premier League. Everton’s 5-1 win at Brighton, along with Nottingham Forest’s 4-3 win over Southampton, put Leeds United firmly in the relegation zone and now odds on to be relegated.
Big Sim will have to get his Leeds United team to use the passionate support of the crowd to get them playing fast flowing football and looking to score against one of the best defences in the Premier League.
Leeds United last win at home was in early April, a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest, so they will be desperate for a repeat of this to lift them up the table and with a shout of securing their place in the Premier League next season.
Leeds defence has been the issue all season and they haven’t kept a clean sheet in over 10 Premier League games, so knowing that Newcastle are likely to score, Leeds United are going to have to score at least twice to win.
Newcastle are having a brilliant season, sitting 3rd in the Premier League and eyeing a place in the Champions League, Eddie Howe is doing a brilliant job and with the team playing confident football and Wilson, Isak, Murphy, Joelinton all scoring goals, they can finish the season well.
Newcastle United 0 v 0 Leeds United
|Leeds United||4/1 BetUK|
|Draw||3/1 William Hill|
|Newcastle||4/6 Paddy Power|
This is a season defining game for Leeds United. With Newcastle pretty much guaranteed a Champions League place, they can afford to take their foot of the gas, but Eddie Howe will want a reaction from their 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.
Leeds United know a win is crucial and they will have to be smart about throwing players forward, knowing Newcastle can look to counter at any time.
At punters.pub, we’re backing goals in this match and over 3.5 goals at 13/8 with William Hill is a bet we’re looking to put up here. You know Newcastle will come out and look to secure the win, while Leeds United must look to attack.