Leeds vs Brighton
SAT 16 JAN 2021 – KO 15:00
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
It’s Leeds vs Brighton on Saturday afternoon with the action scheduled to kick off at 15:00 with both sides are looking to get back to winning ways
Bielsa’s side are in mixed form at the moment, to say the least! In their last six games, they have won three and lost three. They were beaten 3-0 last time out against Spurs.
Leeds currently sit 12th in the table, just three points out of the top half of the table. With Leeds, you know what you’re going to get in terms of performance. Bielsa takes the game to every team and as a result, they have averaged 3.7 goals in all the games they have played this season.
Against Brighton, Leeds won’t be any different. If anything, they may be more inclined to play attacking football due to key defenders missings. They have some fantastic players going forward and ones that can harm most defences.
The Seagulls are now just two points ahead of the bottom three after a 1-0 loss to Man City mid-week. Graham Potter will be scratching his head as to why his side are so low down, given some of the performances they have put in.
Brighton have won just two games this season, drawing eight along the way. This is the main issue that they can’t finish games off and it has put them in the position they are.
When you’re so close to the bottom three, you have to take any point you can. Brighton will know Leeds will play on the front foot and for those reasons we see them looking to play counter-attacking football and sit back and absorb pressure.
Leeds United will miss the following players: Robin Koch, Adam Foreshaw and Gaetano Berardi. Kalvin Phillips is missing due to suspension.
Brighton themselves have a long list of people missing. Jahanbakhash, Connolly, Welbeck, Lamptey and Andone are injured. Lallana is ill however Bissouma is back after facing suspension.