Premier League fixtures: Predicting Leeds' first six results
Leeds United have been handed three of the Premier League’s top six from last season in their opening six fixtures of the coming campaign.
Of course, the mouthwatering clash comes on the opening day when the Whites travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side started their return to the top flight with 10 points in their opening six games.
That would certainly be a very welcome return this time around, but how many points can Leeds expect?
Well, with very little to go off, here is TBR’s predictions for how Bielsa’s men may fare…
Manchester United 1-1 Leeds
Leeds sprung a surprise with their opening day performance last season. And they earned a point against Manchester United at Elland Road.
They were thrashed in an incredible game in the reverse fixture. So Leeds have a point to prove. And they may just come away with one.
Leeds 2-1 Everton
Everton are very much an unknown quantity right now. They have no manager.
For that reason, it is hard to predict that the Toffees will take anything. But this result could be anything depending on how their summer plays out.
Burnley 0-2 Leeds
Leeds won 4-0 at Turf Moor last season. They played some sensational football at times. And they will fancy their chances of taking three more points from the Clarets.
Sean Dyche’s side did cause some problems in both games. So it may not be easy for Bielsa’s men.
Leeds 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool were superb in the first-half at Elland Road last season. And they will be desperate to improve after last year’s nightmare title defence.
Leeds will give yet another good account of themselves. But the Reds may be too good on this occasion.
Newcastle 0-3 Leeds
Newcastle stayed up, largely thanks to an amazing end to the season. And as things stand, they are set to be without the talismanic Joe Willock.
Leeds won both meetings last season. And with fans potentially back in stadiums, Newcastle may find it tough if they get off to a poor start.
Leeds are the kind of side who could tear Newcastle apart if everything goes right for the Whites.
Leeds 1-1 West Ham
Leeds did not beat West Ham in either game last season. So this will be a tough game.
What may help is that David Moyes’s men also have a Europa League campaign to juggle this year.
Leeds’s energy may be tough for the Hammers to deal with if they have been across the continent days before.
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