Leeds vs West Ham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Everything you need to know before the Premier League fixture

Harry Latham-Coyle
Saturday 25 September 2021 15:11
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<p>Leeds United will be looking to secure their first win of the Premier League season against West Ham </p>

Leeds United will be looking to secure their first win of the Premier League season against West Ham

David Moyes must consider how to get Michail Antonio back in the West Ham team as they make the trip to Elland Road to take on Leeds United.

Jarrod Bowen deputised impressively against Manchester United in both league and League Cup but with Antonio now having served his suspension, Moyes will likely alter the composition of his attack.

West Ham take on a side yet to secure a victory in the league this season with Marcelo Bielsa’s defensive options depleted due to injury and suspension.

Leeds advanced beyond Fulham on penalties on Tuesday night to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September at Elland Road.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day, which begins on BBC One at 10.30pm.

What is the team news?

Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford both miss out for Leeds, but Raphinha has recovered a hip issue.

Pascal Strujik is still suspended, Jack Harrison can only start on the bench, and defenders Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are long-term fixtures on the club’s treatment table.

David Moyes restores Michail Antonio in attack following the forward’s suspension for a red card two top-flight games ago.

Confirmed line-ups

Leeds - Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips; James, Rodrigo, Klich, Roberts; Bamford.

West Ham - Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio.

Odds

Leeds 9/5

Draw 12/5

West Ham 11/8

Prediction

West Ham secured a 2-1 victory in Yorkshire last season and a similar result is a possibility with West Ham in excellent form and Leeds yet to record their first win of the league season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will cause the visitors problems, though — this one may be a score draw. Leeds United 2-2 West Ham.

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