30 September 2021, 15:09 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Leeds United vs. Watford F.C., kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Matchday 7, Saturday, October 2, at Elland Road. Referee Simon Hooper will be the first official while Darren Cann and Derek Eaton will be assisting. Lee Mason will be the VAR.
Preview Leeds United Premier League, Oct 2, 2021
Preview The Peacocks lost to the Hammers, 2-1, at Elland Road last weekend on Matchday 6. West Ham had seen a couple of chances go by before Leeds' Stuart Dallas forced a save out of West Ham's Fabianski at the other end. Minutes later, an excellent effort into the bottom corner from an unmarked Raphinha (19'), who had been left in an ocean of space, handed the Peacocks the lead. The goal scorer returned in Oliver Twist style, asking for more, but only to be denied by the crossbar. Soucek tested the credentials of the man in between the sticks, but the quick reflexes of Meslier ticked off all the boxes. A dummy run by a white shirt left another firing wide, before a huge slice of luck saw West Ham restore parity through an own goal by Junior Firpo (67' O.G.). But Michail Antonio (90') would divide both sides at the final minute with a brilliant effort. Yet to win this season in the Premier League, DDLDL, Leeds remain in 18th place, having picked up 3 points after 0W, 3D, & 3L. - Unsurprisingly, after a low average of 1 goal scored per game, while having an average of 2.33 goals conceded per game. However, Leeds have never failed to pick up a victory in their first seven league matches in any edition of the Premier League in the previous 94 campaigns in the club's history. Marcelo Bielsa aims to leave the record intact at the end of the weekend. A 4—1—4—1 formation with Rodrigo is anticipated for this game against Watford from him. Fortunately, Bielsa has no injury worries ahead of this fixture.
Preview Watford Premier League, Oct 2, 2021
Preview Meanwhile, Watford salvaged a point after last Saturday's 1-1 draw to Newcastle United at Vicarage Road. Sean Longstaff (23') gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half, but a second-half strike from Ismaila Sarr (72') made it 1-1. Watford are in 12th place on the English Premier League table, having snatched 7 points from 2W, 1D, & 3L. The club has a form that reads: LLLWD ahead of this Matchday 7 fixture against Leeds and a haul of 7 goals after six Premier League games. With 1.17 goals scored per game, and an average of 1.5 goals-per-match, it leaves the club with a G.D. of -2. Xisco Muñoz's 4—2—3—1 formation promises to leave Joshua King at the top against Leeds, with Sarr behind him on the right, forming part of the attacking trio. Only Mohamed Salah, with 15, has had more attempts on target than Ismaila Sarr in the English top-flight division this season. Sarr will aim for his 5th goal of the season on Saturday.