The 21st round of the EPL match between Leeds and Brentford will take place on January 22 at Elland Road.
Jesse Marsh’s team is only two points from the relegation zone. So low after a five-match winless streak in the championship, in which the team drew twice and lost three times. Last round, Leeds lost away to Aston Villa 1:2. It should be noted that in the previous 15 games in the APL the team won only 2 times (4 draws and 9 losses). At home Leeds had only 1 win (3 draws and 3 defeats) in the previous 7 league games.
The London club is in its 2nd season in the Premier League and for only the second time could win in 3 consecutive league games. The away win over West Ham (2-0) was followed by two home wins over Liverpool (3-1) and Bournemouth (2-0). In total, Brentford are unbeaten in the APL in 7 games in a row (4 wins and 3 draws). Thomas Frank’s charges are still sitting in eighth place, just two points behind the Eurocup zone. The team has three consecutive meetings without a defeat in the championship, in which Brentford won twice and 1 draw.
The matches of these clubs are among the most productive in the APL: in Leeds matches the average score is 3.28 goals, in Brentford this figure is 3.16. In each of the 4 previous home games of Leeds in the championship scored at least 4 goals. In 4 of the last 5 away games of Londoners in the APL there were scored more than 2 goals. I should also note the personal meetings in which in all 3 previous confrontations the opponents scored in each of them at least 3 goals. I assume that the teams will again please us with productive soccer, and my prediction is “Total more than 2.5”.