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Leeds v Everton betting tips: Bielsa’s boys seek response

| 18.08.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

Leeds will hope to put their opening-day thrashing behind them when they entertain the Toffees as we look at the odds for some Leeds v Everton betting tips.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds were beaten 5-1 by Manchester United last Saturday while Everton recorded a 3-1 success at home to Southampton.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at Elland Road, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Leeds v Everton match odds

Leeds were ripped to shreds at Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick.

Luke Ayling’s thunderous strike drew the visitors level but that was the one bright spot as they were buried under an avalanche of goals.

Leeds will now hope to bounce back by defeating Everton and are 5/4 to do so.

The Yorkshire club have lost their first home top-flight match in just one of their last 16 seasons at this level (W10 D5).

Everton got the new Premier League campaign off to the perfect start as they ran out 3-1 winners in their clash with Southampton.

Rafa Benitez (pictured below) and the Toffees had a disrupted pre-season with players on international duty and a few injuries to contend with.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was on the scoresheet after it looked as though he might not be fit, having missed some of pre-season with a toe injury.

Richarlison, who starred at the Copa America and Olympic Games for Brazil, was also expected to be rested but played and scored.

Everton are 21/10 to win consecutive away league games against Leeds for the first time in their 54th visit.

It is 13/5 the game is drawn and 6/1 it ends in a 1-1 draw in the Leeds v Everton betting tips.

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Leeds v Everton head-to-head

This is the 118th meeting between the teams since 1924 and Leeds have won 52 to Everton’s 34.

Both league matches were won by the away team last season, with Leeds prevailing 1-0 at Goodison Park and Everton 2-1 victors at Elland Road. It is 4/6 for Everton to win or draw in the Double Chance market.

Prior to last season’s road wins, the away side had won just one of the previous 27 top-flight meetings between the teams and it is 27/10 for Leeds to win but concede again on Saturday.

Leeds won their final two games at Elland Road in the Premier League last season and seek to record three consecutive home wins in the top flight for the first time since August 2001.

Leeds have won just two of the last eight meetings and three of those games saw both sides find the net.

It is 8/15 for both sides to score this time in the Leeds v Everton betting tips.

Leeds v Everton team news

Kalvin Phillips could make his first appearance of the season for Leeds. The England midfielder was an unused substitute last week but is edging closer to full match fitness after his short summer break.

Defender Diego Llorente is hoping to return to contention next week after missing out at Old Trafford due to a muscle strain. Left-back Junior Firpo, a £13.5million summer signing from Barcelona, is aiming to make his full Premier League debut.

James Rodriguez will be absent again for Everton but Moise Kean can be called upon.

The Toffees had a number of players unavailable going into the win over Southampton with Benitez having said prior to it that five, including Rodriguez, would miss out as they were isolating.

The Spaniard has since reported that of those who were not involved in that matchday squad, only Kean is available this time around.

Ben Godfrey, Andre Gomes, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Gylfi Sigurdsson were the others not in the squad for the Southampton game.

Leeds v Everton key battles

Leeds have not lost both of their opening two games to a top-flight campaign since 1980-81 and Bielsa will hope they manage to negate the threat posed by Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

Phillips’ return may help and it is worth noting Everton have failed to score in four of their last six on the road in the Premier League.

It is 13/5 for Leeds to keep a clean sheet, which they have managed to do just once in the last seven meetings, in the Leeds v Everton betting tips.

The stats show that five of the last 19 meetings have yielded fewer than three total goals and it is 4/1 that the game will either result in a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.

Everton have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight Premier League away games and it is 18/5 that they do so again.

Raphinha, who scored in both games against Everton last season, is likely to face them again and is 15/2 to grab the first goal.

View the latest Everton v Leeds odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham