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Leeds United vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting Tips

17:30, 18 dec 2021
Leeds United vs Arsenal predictions for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Elland Road. Leeds looks to recover from 7-0 hammering against Manchester City. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Leeds United vs Arsenal key stats

  • Leeds is unbeaten in their last five home games winning two and drawing three.
  • Leeds have conceded just four first half goals in their home matches this season.
  • Arsenal have lost their last three away matches.
  • In the second half of away matches, Arsenal have scored just one goal while conceding ten.

Capitulation at the Etihad

Tuesday night saw Leeds destroyed by Man City 7-0. The game was over by the 13th minute when Jack Grealish headed City’s second goal in.

However, City showed no mercy and subjected to their largest defeat this season.

Leeds will be hoping some of their star names return sooner rather than later as they are struggling to score goals, their defensive record is now the worst bar Newcastle and Norwich. They also have one of the most difficult Christmas schedules in the league coming up.

Arsenal move into the top four

Wednesday’s 2-0 victory in the London derby over West Ham not just gave the Gooners bragging rights, but it also saw them replace the Hammers in fourth place.

West Ham never really looked like scoring as Arsenal won their fourth home match to nil in a row.

However, Arsenal playing away are considerably different to the Arsenal that play at the Emirates, and anything could happen considering Leeds’ midweek result.

Leeds United vs Arsenal predictions

This could go one of two ways, the hangover from the heavy defeat either continues for Leeds, or they keep things tight and shock a possibly overconfident Arsenal.

Either way, we believe there will be enough goals in this one to break the over 2.5 goals barrier.

We predict that Leeds will set their stall to keep things tight given their last match and that after 30 minutes the two sides will be level.

Leeds United vs Arsenal team news

Leeds United team news

Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper’s hamstring injuries continue to keep them out. Rodrigo is also out with an achilles injury.

Patrick Bamford continues to miss further action due to a hamstring injury after his brief return against Brentford.

Long term absentee, Robin Koch could possibly make a return, while Pascal Struijk who has missed the last three matches could also return.

Junior Firpo misses out due to suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, while Daniel James also misses out due to injury.

Arsenal team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to miss out with rumours circulating that he is training on his own until the African Cup of Nations.

Sead Kolasinac remains out with an ankle injury and second choice goalkeeper, Bernd Leno misses out with a groin injury.

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