Kick-off: 1800, 23/02/2021
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds are only one Premier League place above Southampton but that still makes them worth backing in Tuesday night’s clash at Elland Road.
United have been adept at beating teams below them in the table this term, with seven of their 10 top-flight victories falling into that category.
We’re going with 23/20 for the Whites to prevail for our first Leeds vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds have slipped down to 12th following back-to-back losses away to Arsenal and Wolves but were far from disgraced in both defeats.
United’s 1-0 reversal at Molineux was particularly harsh, with Illan Meslier’s unfortunate own goal deciding a close contest.
At the other end, Patrick Bamford had a late leveller ruled out for offside, while the Whites hit the woodwork twice and had other good chances saved.
“Look at the chances we had, we had double what they did, and we defended well, we attacked well,” said Marcelo Bielsa. “There were only a few moments in the game where we didn’t dominate.
“We had 10 chances and we weren’t able to score a goal, they had five and scored one. That explains the game.
“I can’t be upset with the goal because it wasn’t Illan’s fault. The offensive game we had was sufficient to score at least one goal and in a game of small margins I had the feeling we were the superior side.”
Leeds have still won half of their last six matches, getting the better of Newcastle, Leicester and Crystal Palace.
Jack Harrison netted in all of those victories, so 7/2 for the attack-minded midfielder to score in a home win here stands out from the Leeds vs Southampton odds.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Roberts, Dallas, Harrison, Klich, Shackleton, Bamford, Raphinha.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton stopped the rot of six straight league defeats when drawing 1-1 with an in-form Chelsea outfit on Saturday.
Saints took the lead through a fine goal from Takumi Minamino and a shocked Chelsea needed Mason Mount’s penalty to rescue a point on the south coast.
“This result gives us a lift mentally, because we didn’t get what we deserved in the last few weeks,” said Ralph Hasenhuttl.
“To take a point against Chelsea is not easy, but a few parts of our game were very good today.
“The goal was exactly what we are trying to do, beautifully played.”
However, the feeling was that Chelsea failed to play up to recent high standards, with the Blues dominating possession but lacking quality in the final third.
Preference is for the Whites to prevail here and 17/2 for a 2-1 scoreline is added to our Leeds vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Djenepo, Ings, Minamino.
Wolves 1-0 LEEDS
SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 Chelsea – Takumi Minamino
Head-to-head: Leeds 3-0 Southampton, Leeds 0-1 Southampton, Southampton 3-1 Leeds
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