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Leeds vs Tottenham predictions: Expect goals at Elland Road
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Aaron Ashley
Leeds should be boosted by the availability of forward Rodrigo
Leeds should be boosted by the availability of forward Rodrigo

- Both teams have scored in each of Leeds’ last 12 league games 
- Both teams have scored in 10 of Tottenham’s last 11 league games 
- Recommended bet: Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals

Sam Allardyce’s appointment as Leeds manager on a short-term basis has not gone to plan and with one game to go United are in need of a minor miracle if they are to avoid Premier League relegation.

Leeds will be faced with the dreaded drop if they fail to win at Tottenham, or if either Everton or Leicester earn victories at the expense of Bournemouth or West Ham.

Although performance levels may have improved, Leeds have still taken only one point from their three games under Allardyce’s charge, which has extended their winless run in the league to eight.

Like Leeds, Tottenham will also be on the hunt for a new manager in the summer, and they will also be determined to record a victory as they bid to leapfrog Aston Villa into seventh.

But Spurs have won only two of their last 10 and have failed to win on their Premier League travels since grinding out a 1-0 victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage in January.

Team news

Leeds expect to have top scorer Rodrigo available despite him injuring his foot in last weekend's 3-1 defeat at West Ham.

Patrick Bamford also limped off in the first half of that loss in London and must be assessed but Tyler Adams, Stuart Dallas and Luis Sinisterra are confirmed absentees.

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero has been ruled out, alongside Eric Dier who has undergone groin surgery.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has returned to full training and is expected to return but Hugl Lloris, Rodrigo Bentancur and Ryan Sessegnon remain out.

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is expected to shake off his recent fitness concerns
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is expected to shake off his recent fitness concerns

The stats

Leeds appear to be on the verge of relegation and only have themselves to blame having won just three of their last 24 league games.

The hosts have taken only two points from their last eight league matches but they have been one of the Premier League’s great entertainers this season.

Both teams have scored in each of their last 12 league fixtures but, with 74 goals conceded in 37 games, they hold the worst defensive record in the top flight.

Spurs have also seen both teams score in 10 of their last 11, so it promises to be a match full of entertainment at Elland Road.

Tottenham, under the care of interim manager Ryan Mason, have lost their last two league games to Aston Villa and Brentford.

The north London outfit have struggled on their travels and have failed to win any of their last seven away games.

But Spurs have won the last three Premier League meetings between the pair and they edged a seven-goal thriller on home soil in the reverse fixture in November.


Both teams need the victory for very different reasons, with Tottenham hoping to capitalise if Aston Villa falter and clinch seventh spot, while Leeds must prevail to have any chance of Premier League survival.

That should lead to an open contest full of goals, especially given both sides’ defensive flaws.

Leeds inherit the worst backline in the Premier League and are now without a clean sheet in 14 and recently things haven’t been much better at Spurs, who have looked vulnerable with Romero and Dier injured. The visitors have recorded one shutout in 12.

Spurs prevailed 4-3 in a thriller in the reverse fixture and everything looks in place for another high-scoring contest.

Leeds have seen both teams score in their last 12 Premier League matches while the net has bulged at both ends in 10 of Tottenham’s last 11.

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