Leeds vs Watford prediction: How will the Premier League game go today?
It has gone a bit under the radar, but Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have yet to win a Premier League game this season.
Yorkshire’s ever-entertaining outfit delighted the neutrals last year in their first top-level campaign in more than a decade, but found things more difficult at the start of the 2021/22 season.
Meanwhile, Watford’s return to the Premier League has been indifferent so far with two wins, one draw and three losses.
Watford has lost only one of his last 10 encounters with Leeds, so step into this one with a historic advantage. But Leeds will always be the favorites to win as they finally look to get their campaign started.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of today’s game.
When is it?
The game will take place at 3 p.m. BST on Saturday, October 2.
How can I watch it?
The match is not available live in the UK.
What is the news of the team?
Bielsa has confirmed that Patrick Bamford is unavailable for the Watford clash, which means Rodrigo will almost certainly start at Elland Road. Diego Llorente could also appear on his return to the fold. Jack Harrison is hoping to regain the place he lost to Dan James in the loss to West Ham.
Watford is set to do without Tom Cleverley after he left in their draw with Newcastle last weekend due to injury. Midfielder Peter Etebo tore a muscle at the end of the same game, meaning he won’t appear.
Leeds XI: Meslier, Cooper, Shackleton, Llorente, Firpo, Klich, Raphinha, James, Phillips, Dallas, Rodrigo
Watford XI: Foster, Sierralta, Rose, Troost-Ekong, Femenía, Sarr, Dennis, Kucka, Sissoko, Tufan, King
Watford’s only points on the road so far this season have come at Carrow Road as they sidelined a desperate-looking Norwich. But Leeds are yet to win in front of their own Premier League fans, drawing a draw and losing two. This is probably their best chance for a win and you think they will have a bit too much for Xisco Munoz’s side. 2-1 in Leeds.