Leeds v West Ham Tips: Three bets for Friday night football
The Premier League kicks off the weekend with a Friday night game that sees West Ham make the trip to Elland Road to face Leeds.
Going into this match the sides are separated by three points, West Ham in 8th and Leeds in 14th.
The Hammers had a three-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Manchester United, but should not be disheartened by the defeat having played well for most parts.
The honeymoon period for Leeds’ return to the Premier League appears to be well and truly over with just one win in their last five matches, including three defeats in which they shipped 11 goals.
The bookmakers do however make the home side favourites at odds of 6/5, with West Ham a 21/10 chance the draw 13/5. We should be in store for an entertaining match and I've picked out three bets below.
- Bowen has had 15 shots in his last four games for West Ham and can benefit from Antonio missing through injury.
Jarrod Bowen has featured several times in my bets this season and I am to stick with him again here.
In his last 4 games he has had five, two, four and four shots and with Antonio missing through injury he should continue to see plenty of the ball.
He has only failed to register a shot in two games this season (Liverpool and Man City) and with the current defensive lapses from Leeds we just hope he hits the target.
- Looks a good price given he's averaging over a shot a game from the Leeds midfield
Matuesz Klich does a bit of everything for Leeds from centre midfield.
The Polish international has two goals, three assists and three yellow cards this season and has played all but 22 mins in the 11 games.
He also averages a shade over one shot per game and both of his goals have come on home soil.
At 2/1 he looks a nice bet.
- The Northern Irishman is averaging three tackles a game and has already picked up three yellow cards this season.
Stuart Dallas was our hero a few games back with his goal and card double.
I won’t be as adventurous here and only be playing the booking.
Another all-action player with an average of three tackles per game, which is second only to Kalvin Phillips (played 3+ games) for Leeds. The Northern Irishman has picked up three bookings this season all of which have come at home.
I didn’t expect to see him at the higher end of the prices here so more than happy to get involved.
- Check out the reasons above for why I think this bet has an excellent chance.