The 27th round of the Premier League ends on Monday, at 20:00, with the match between West Ham United and Leeds United. The “hammers” try to stay in the rhythm of the teams that shoot for the Champions League.
WEST HAM HAS SECOND LINE CLASSIFICATION IN “HOME” GAMES
West Ham United did not play in the middle of last week, so they had enough time to prepare for this match with Leeds United. David Moyes’ team was overtaken by Chelsea and Everton, but at the start of the stage they were only 2 points away from the Top 4 and 6 points away from Manchester United (2nd place), given that they played one game less.
March is one in which West Ham can truly assess its potential. After this match, they will face Manchester United away, then will receive the visit of Arsenal. In the last two stages, the “hammers” had two other first category opponents, Tottenham (2-1, at home) and Manchester City (1-2).
In a season in which they won a lot of away points, West Ham United is one of the groups that have made good use of their home advantage. With 7 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, he has the second ranking line after Manchester City. In the last 3 months, only Liverpool defeated her in their own stronghold, with the score of 3-1, having 7 games in total.
The hosts’ problems before this game are at the gate level. Injured, starter Lukasz Fabiasnki missed the match with Manchester City. Darren Randolph, who replaced him, is also uncertain. David Moyes hopes to get the Polish goalkeeper back. Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko were not injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field.
LEEDS UNITED, TEAM WITH 3+ MATCHES AWAY
Leeds United is today a team in the middle of the standings, at the start of the stage with a 10-point handicap against the European Cup zone and a 12-point lead over the first relegated opponent. So, she’s not under any pressure, so she can play casual with West Ham, as she has, in fact, in almost every game this season.
If they were to look for a stake for the last part of the season, then Marcelo Bielsa & Co will fight for a ranking in the Top 10, even if they recently lost to Arsenal (2-4, away) and Aston Villa (0-1, home), the opponents in front.
And if Leeds United play away, we can expect another goal with many goals. 10 of the 13 games played by “Albi” away from home had at least 3 goals in total. The newly promoted is the only team without equal on the road, with 6 victories and 7 defeats. The goal average is 24-27, which means that the average goal per game was 3.92 goals.
Robin Koch, Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo returned to training after a longer period of absence and could be included in the group for this match. However, no major changes are announced in the first “11”.
WHAT ELSE WE NEED TO KNOW:
- West Ham United won the round match 2-1. However, he did not achieve a “double” with Leeds United in the first league for 57 years.
- Leeds United has 17 games in a row with no equal result, during this period having 8 victories and 9 defeats.
- The last five direct matches in all competitions ended with G-G (both teams scored).