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Leeds vs Southampton in the Premier League on Apr 2. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

Leeds vs Southampton in the Premier League on Apr 2. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

After picking up a second dramatic win in as many matches, it seems as if Leeds’ plight at the bottom of the table has eased and not only have they picked up six hugely important points, but they have also managed to develop a huge amount of harmony within the squad.

Something that they will need between now and the end of the season and if they can get the better of mid-table Southampton on Saturday, then they will be able to put further ground between themselves and the bottom three.

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Leeds and Over 2.5 Goals

With Leeds now generating something that looks like a head of steam, they will look to continue that momentum at the weekend and with home advantage afforded to them, they may well be in a position to do exactly that.

Which is why after looking at the best odds online, I have seen a market that takes my fancy and especially as eight of Southampton’s last nine away games have ended with over 2.5 total goals being scored.

Something that I think will also happen at the weekend and when I combine that with a Leeds win on Saturday, the biggest and best betting sites are currently prepared to offer me odds of 5/2 (SportNation).

Leeds Form, squad news, opinion

When looking at the first two games that Jesse Marsch oversaw as Leeds manager, there was a feeling that perhaps the club’s board made the wrong decision in sacking Marcelo Bielsa.

Fast forward to the next two and the decision to ditch the Argentine is looking somewhat more justified, as with hugely important wins over Norwich and Wolves being recorded, it seems as if Marsch has breathed new life into a previously ailing Leeds side.

Because it is not just the six points earned that are so important, but the manner in which they did so and with two sensational victories being found in added time of each, it suggests that this new era of Leeds is not going down without a fight.

While due to that fight, they have managed to put some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone and with a seven-point cushion over Watford in 18th, survival is very much in their own hands.

Of course, there is the small matter of Leeds’ injury concerns and with their biggest names all currently on the sidelines, their end of season stretch is not going to be easy. Then again, all they need is two more wins and another stint in the Premier League will be theirs.

In terms of injuries and suspensions for the visit of Southampton, it is not good news for manager Jesse Marsch as forward Patrick Bamford could now be set to miss the rest of this season.

While Marsch’s problems do not stop there either and with another trio of players unavailable for this weekend’s clash with the Saints, it will place further strain on an already small playing squad.

Southampton Form, squad news, opinion

When you consider that Southampton were one of the form teams in the Premier League only recently, they are now one of the coldest teams in the division and this comes courtesy of losing their last three outings.

A run of results that has derailed Southampton’s bid for a top-half finish and although such a standing is not out of the question, there is the question of how to motivate a team with very little to play for.

Not troubling the teams in the European race, no danger of relegation at the end of the season. That is the long and short of it and with the Saints all but on the beach, there is every chance that their campaign now fizzles out.

Especially as they were also dumped out of the FA Cup before the international break and with no trip to Wembley to look forward to in the month of April, it is league matches only from here until the final day.

Which means Southampton have nothing more than nine dead rubbers to deal with between now and the middle of May and when teams such as they have nothing to play for, it is music to the ears of those outfits who are looking to beat the drop.

In terms of injuries and suspensions for the trip to Leeds, it is the same long-term issues that manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will have to deal with and that means absences to Alex McCarthy, Nathan Tella and Lysanco.

History

When it comes to the history of these two teams. It is Leeds that have largely come out on top and of the wins that they have previously recorded, their 7-0 success in 1972 is the most memorable of all.

In terms of their overall head-to-head record, Leeds have won on 47 occasions, Southampton 28 and there have been 20 draws

About the Venue

Although Elland Road no longer hosts key events such as England internationals, it is still home to a rather passionate fanbase and what the ground lacks in capacity, it certainly makes up for in noise.

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in England, it means there is no longer the need to show a Vaccine Passport before attending the ground. Which means, match tickets are the only item that is required to be produced at the time of writing.

Conclusion

When it comes to the Premier League odds for relegation, Leeds have lengthened across the past couple of weeks and if they manage another win on Saturday, it will be a huge step towards survival.

While in terms of Southampton, the only market of any real interest, is the top-ten finish and if they fail to return to winning ways at the weekend, their odds in that market will only lengthen further.

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