Liverpool VS Leeds United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: the Anfield.
he opening day of the 2020-21 Premier League season provides a champions versus champions clash as last term’s top-flight title winners Liverpool welcome Championship winners Leeds United to Anfield. Life back in the big time after a 16-year absence could not get off to a tougher start for Leeds, while for Liverpool they will be aiming to get their title defence off to a winning start after ending their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of England.
Head-to-head (h2h) & Previous Meetings
- The last these two had clashed was in the 2016 EFL Cup, and then Klopp’s men recorded a 2-0 win.
- They had also recorded 14 of the previous 17 overall wins.
- In fact, the last Marcelo Bielsa’s men won against this opponent was back in 2001.
- The Reds had scored two or more goals in five of the former seven clashes.
Liverpool vs Leeds: Prediction
Having let in just 35 goals in 46 Championship matches on their way to promotion, including only six times in their final 15, Leeds look well worth the generous 6/4 (2.50) to ensure under 2.5 goals against a Liverpool team not yet up to speed.
Liverpool vs Leeds Team News
Jordan Henderson is unlikely to feature despite returning to training following injury, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri are injured and new signing Kostas Tsimikas is unavailable.
Newly capped England international Kalvin Phillips is available after missing last season’s run-in due to injury, although Adam Forshaw remains short of fitness.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Koch, Dallas; Costa, Hernandez, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Rodrigo
Match Facts: LIVERPOOL
LIVERPOOL has won the last 2 matches.
LIVERPOOL is unbeaten for 19 home matches.
LIVERPOOL has scored at least one goal in the last 6 matches.
LIVERPOOL has scored at least one goal in the last 19 home matches.