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West Ham vs Leeds: Hammers to extend Whites hoodoo

Kick-off: 1400, 09/01/2022

Stadium: London Stadium


West Ham have won all three Premier League meetings with Leeds since the Whites earned promotion and can transfer that form to the FA Cup.

Even if David Moyes makes changes, the Hammers have a strong shadow squad which has done well in the EFL Cup and the Europa League this season.

We reckon 1.72 for a home win in normal time is a rock-solid West Ham vs Leeds prediction.

West Ham United Odds

West Ham had a bit of a blip over Christmas but the feelgood factor has returned to London Stadium following back-to-back league wins on the road.

The Hammers prevailed 4-1 at Watford and 3-2 when visiting Crystal Palace to remain in contention for a top-four finish.

“At this time of the year, you are churning the players out, trying to get them ready for games when you don’t know how they will be, so I have to praise the players,” Moyes said.

“I’m thrilled with us getting these results. I have told the players we set really big standards at the start of the season and we need to get back to them.”

Moyes has often shuffled his pack for other tournaments to good effect, winning their Europa League pool in convincing fashion.

Some of the club’s fringe players also shone in the EFL Cup, knocking out both Manchester teams before a narrow loss at Tottenham.

The Hammers have netted exactly twice in each of their league fixtures versus the Whites, so West Ham vs Leeds odds.

Leeds United Odds

Leeds conceded a whopping 14 goals in three straight defeats in the run-up to Christmas before an extended break due to Covid issues.

The Whites returned to action with a welcome 3-1 victory over Burnley at Elland Road on Sunday, which nudged them eight points clear of the drop zone.

However, that win did come at a cost, with Tyler Roberts added to a lengthy injury list with what appeared to be a calf problem.

Marcelo Bielsa was already without Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, skipper Liam Cooper and club record signing Rodrigo, plus defenders Pascal Struijk and Jamie Shackleton.

Junior Firpo and Diego Llorente made comebacks against the Clarets but the latter is now suspended due to receiving his fifth booking of the season.

Bielsa was buoyed by the win, stating: “Even if it wasn’t absolute, it was important and we had the ball a lot of the time. We also managed to finish our attacks in the opponent’s half.”

This break from Premier League duty may be used to freshen up some more aching legs, though, and we haven’t forgotten how Leeds were hammered 3-0 at Crawley at this stage 12 months ago.

They will be keen to put up more resistance here, but 8.25 for a 2-0 home victory gets the vote in our West Ham vs Leeds betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Crystal Palace 2-3 WEST HAM – Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini (2)

LEEDS 3-1 Burnley – Jack Harrison, Stuart Dallas, Dan James

Head-to-head: Leeds 1-2 West Ham, West Ham 2-0 Leeds, Leeds 1-2 West Ham

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