Liverpool v Leeds United Betting Preview – 29/11/16

Liverpool v Leeds United Betting Preview – 29/11/16

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Liverpool v Leeds United Betting Preview – 29/11/16

In our Liverpool v Leeds United betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

It’s a massive clash in the EFL Cup as Garry Monk’s Championship-climbing Leeds United travel to Anfield, to play a crucial quarter-final fixture with Jurgen Klopp’s in-form Liverpool. Many doubted how strong Liverpool would be at the start of the season, but they’ve been almost unstoppable and currently sit second with a likely chance of a title-challenge. Leeds United struggled at the start of the season before suddenly gelling together, now looking likely to finish firmly in the play-offs.

Home side Liverpool are clear favourites not only by the fact they’re a league above their opponents, but due to their stunning form this season. The Reds are currently enjoying a run of fourteen games unbeaten over all competitions, scoring a whopping thirty-eight goals. Their attack has been an especially enjoyable part of Liverpool’s matches, with a fierce front three consisting of Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, as well as summer signing Sadio Mane, who have scored a combined sixteen goals and ten assists in the Premier League alone. They opened up the season looking likely to lose away to Arsenal, who had gone 1-0 ahead after the first 31 minutes. A last minute Philippe Coutinho free-kick in the dying minutes of the first half inspired an incredible 4-3 win, showing just how dangerous they can be. Since then, a shock defeat to Burnley has been their only regret, going unbeaten throughout every other fixture.

Jurgen Klopp only took charge in October, following the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers, but he guided his new side to both the League Cup and Europa League final, narrowly losing both against Manchester City and Sevilla respectively. November couldn’t have opened any better for the Reds, thrashing Watford 6-1 in a goalscoring masterclass at Anfield. Southampton brought them back to reality in their next game though, cancelling out all of their attempts to take a point. Their most recent game saw them hoping to bounce back against David Moyes’ Sunderland, who have spent their season languishing in the bottom three places. It was a struggle from the start, as the Black Cats parked the bus from kick-off, but two goals from the Reds in the last fifteen minutes from Divock Origi and James Milner grabbed them the victory.

Away side Leeds United appointed Garry Monk in the summer, getting off to a poor start when they lost for their first three Championship fixtures. They’ve really turned things around though, playing consistently and looking like a difficult side to take on. Striker Chris Wood has impressively bagged himself nine goals in the league this season, but their defence has been a pivotal role in their climb up the table, on-loan Swedish defender Pontus Jansson and former Swansea City player Kyle Bartley forming a solid centre-back partnership. They are cemented in the play-off places and have nine points between them and Brighton & Hove Albion, who are second in the division. Garry Monk’s side are likely to be happy with their current fifth place position as it would give them a good chance of promotion if they remain there. Their last ten games saw six wins and a draw, starting the current month with an decisive 3-2 victory over Norwich City, who they also beat in their last EFL Cup game to qualify for this game against Liverpool.

After losing to top-place Newcastle United 2-0 in their previous game, they made a visit to Kenny Jackett’s struggling Rotherham United. Leeds started well as star striker Chris Wood netted past Lee Camp after just 14 minutes. They were also given a boost when Peter Odemwingie was dismissed for violent conduct and their goalkeeper went off injured, all within the first 35 minutes. The game was practically put to bed at half-time where Souleymane Doukara scored to put his side two ahead of the Millers. Rotherham scored a consolation goal in the 86th minute through a Richard Wood header, but it wasn’t enough as Leeds took all three points.

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