The Whites host Watford this weekend, in a game which looks set to be a close encounter. Leeds have won the last two meetings between the two sides, without conceding a goal, and they will want to continue that streak this weekend.
Daniel Farke’s Leeds have been the kings of the draw this season, which puts them in 9th place after seven games. At the start of the campaign, Leeds were vulnerable at the back, but Farke has managed to create a solid defensive formula since the 4-3 win over Ipswich last month. In their last three games, the Whites have conceded zero goals and have featured in two 0-0 matches. At Elland Road, Leeds have drawn all three of their games and they have struggled to get over the line despite having chances to do so.
Last time out, Leeds travelled to Hull where they drew 0-0. The visitors had 17 attempts at goal with 11 of them coming in the first half. However a 60th minute Joe Rodon red card hindered their attacking threat and they were lucky to pick up a point after Adama Traore missed an open net with minutes to go.
The Hornets are also familiar with drawing ties as two of their last three matches has seen them pick up just a point. Watford’s season has been rather strange so far and after starting the season with an emphatic 4-0 win, it looked like they meant business. However the next three games saw Valerien Ismael’s side not score a goal, but then the last three fixtures has witnessed Watford begin to score for fun again, netting seven times. This has ultimately put Watford in 14th place, after winning two, drawing three and losing two.
In Watford’s most recent game, they drew 2-2 at home to West Brom, in a match which saw a tale of two halves. Thomas Ince opened the scoring in the third minute but by the 17th, West Brom had taken the lead. However, just six minutes later, Matheus Martins made the score 2-2 which was the scoreline going into the break. The intensity of that first half seemed to have taken all the energy out of both teams, as the second half didn’t see much action.
Leeds are on a run of low scoring games, whereas, Watford have been involved in some goal fests. It is difficult to predict the outcome of this tie but given the common theme of a draw, it is the most likely result.
The final prediction is Leeds 1-1 Watford.