We’re still at that point of the season – only a few games in now – where the tides are not settled. Things have plenty of room to change, surprises and disappointments can emerge, upsets can switch the course of history. It’s what makes Premier League predictions at this stage so tough, and so interesting.
That’s especially the case in a game like this: one which pits the plucky underdogs Leeds United against veteran juggernauts Liverpool. While the latter may be favourites, their opponents have shown themselves to be one of hidden depths. How will this impact our predictions? There’s only one way to find out.
Even considering Leeds United’s poor history against Manchester United, that 5-1 loss in their opening Premier League encounter still must have stung more than they anticipated. They bounced back though with a fine, if nerve-racking, performance against Everton, where they deservedly had a point rescued through a wonderful Rapinha curling goal in the 72nd minute.
They again escaped with a point through a late Bamford goal in their follow-up against Burnley, although they looked lucky on that occasion. That resilience, cunning, and ability to pull something out of nothing may be their most valuable asset coming into this contest.
There’s a different level of pressure for a team of the reputation of Liverpool. While fans of their opponents hope they’ll excel, it’s practically expected from the six-time champions of Europe. That’s why a season that opens with two clean victories and a tough draw against Chelsea is still providing them with some criticism.
Take a step back from all the hype and it’s clear they remain one of the finest this – or any other Premier League prediction weekend – is likely to see. They aren’t unbeatable, but they’re one of the best, not just in England, but the world.
In terms of the relevance to your Premier League tips predictions for this game, there’s none more so than the very last time Liverpool and Leeds met in April 2021. It’ll be the source of the latter’s confidence and possibly the wrath of the former, as Leeds again escaped with an upset and a point, via the 1-1 result.
They also managed to take Liverpool to the limit in a thrilling 4-3 2020 battle at Anfield. That said, you would actually have to look back to 2001 to see an instance of Leeds United beating Liverpool. It’s a stark reality check for our Premier League predictions today.
If you want to know our single most important piece of strategic advice we can give in terms of deciding which betting market you want to back, it’s to stick to the facts. That’s why we haven’t just provided our own analysis of this game but also a series of statistical highlights for you to utilise.
Sometimes the obvious answer is simply the smartest prediction. That’s why our Premier League tips betting prediction is backing the favourites and saying that Liverpool handily defeated Leeds United to continue their rise up the Premier League.
Despite Liverpool being clear bookmaker’s favourites, we don’t think this one is as clear cut as it might initially appear. Leeds United have made it their business since returning to the Premier League to be an absolute thorn in the side of the big clubs. We’ve not just seen it in that April draw, but in their victories against Tottenham and Man City a few months back. If you’re writing Leeds out as possible winners here, all we can say is others have made that mistake and regretted it.
With that said, we’re not here to predict what is possible, but what is likely. And although a Leeds United upset is possible, their general form and Liverpool’s quality suggests the favourites look to take the three points here. Also probable though, is that it will come after a surprisingly bruising battle with one of the pluckiest, determined and downright toughest teams in the Premier League right now.