Leeds are looking to avoid relegation while Spurs still have a slim chance of securing a European spot.
Date, KO time and TV broadcast
Premier League, Sunday 28 May, kick-off 4:30pm, live on BT Sport 1
Leeds United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Over 3.5 goals. Both teams score a goal in both halves. More than 2.5 goals and both teams to score
Tottenham beat Leeds 4-3 earlier this season and have scored 21 goals in five games since Leeds’ promotion. At least three goals have been scored in the last eight meetings between the teams. Both teams have scored in Leeds’ last 12 games. Los Blancos have averaged 1.5 goals per game and allowed an average of 2.83 in that run. Both teams have scored in Tottenham’s last five away games. In these games, an average of five goals were scored per game.
Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur team news
Rodrigo Moreno (foot), Patrick Bamford (hamstring), Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Tyler Adams (hamstring) and Stuart Dallas (leg) are all expected to be out for Leeds on Sunday. It remains to be seen who Leeds will use in attack as Georginio Rutter has been snubbed in recent weeks. Big Sam could turn to Brendan Aaronson, Crysencio Summerville, or Sonny Perkins.
Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (groin) and Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) are expected to be sidelined through injury. Cristian Romero (knock) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (knock) will be judged closer to matchday.
You couldn’t ask for a better game to end the Premier League season. In addition, it is televised live. Although they are in very different positions, both teams usually provide entertainment. Leeds United appear to be on their way to the Championship. They can still save themselves with a win in the last matchday, but the scenario is complicated as there are also slips from Everton and Leicester. Tottenham aren’t in control of their fate either. They travel to Elland Road knowing that one win may not be enough to secure seventh and final European place in the Premier League table. Aston Villa can secure Europa League Conference football with a win over Brighton, or even a draw if Spurs fail to take all three points. If Villa are beaten by Brighton, Spurs need just a point as Ryan Mason’s men lead in the goals scored column. One would think Tottenham would have the clout to win here, but Leeds’ home record is far from bad. They have lost just six games at Elland Road this season, just one more defeat at home than teams like Brighton and Villa. It remains to be seen who Leeds will start at the top. Rodrigo Moreno and Patrick Bamford could be sidelined through injury, while rumor has it that Georginio Rutter won’t be able to play as another match will mean a transfer to Hoffenheim.
The story goes on
Leeds have spent £36million on a striker, yet he may not matter when the Whites desperately need goals to survive just to save pennies. Even Daniel Levy could be proud of that.
We think this game has the potential to be very Leedsy-Spursy. By this we mean that teams could take turns putting themselves in an advantageous position, but then lose it through risky defence. This could become a completely open game, with the possibility of a Leeds collapse if impending relegation becomes a reality. We’re betting on a high-scoring game at Elland Road.
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