Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips

This article covers Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Wolves vs Leeds United betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Wolves vs Leeds United: Match details

Match: Wolves vs Leeds United

Competition: Premier League

Date: February 19, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, February 19, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Molineux Stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Daniel Podence of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Daniel Podence of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Wolves 2-1 Leeds United

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A tough match to call against two-sides that are separated by just a single point in the table. Leeds United remains one of the bigger goal-scoring threats in the Premier League, but their weaknesses at the back were ruthlessly exploited by Arsenal on Sunday. Wolves are not the same side from the previous two seasons once winning promotion but this could be the perfect chance for them to return to their roots to look for another result.

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Result/Both Teams to Score: Wolves – Yes

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A match that can go either way regarding both the result as well as the nature of the performances on the pitch, this matchup could be tailor-made for Nuno Espirito Santo to perpetrate a three-point haul against a side weakened at the back and open to being hit on the break. Leeds should create enough to find chances to convert as well.

Winning Margin: Wolves +1

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Regardless of their struggles in the final third without Diogo Jota and Raúl Jimenez, Wolves are still dangerous when set-up in their optimal deployment on a tactical level. Leeds are no slouches when it comes to their ability to find ways to pry open the opposition under Marcelo Bielsa, but they can easily be frustrated by good defensive units with an organised and effective counter-attack; much like the Wolves from the previous two seasons.

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Wolves vs Leeds United – recent form and head to head statistics

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leeds United form
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leeds United - 1:0
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Southampton FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 1:2
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Southampton FC - 0:2
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leicester City FC - 0:0
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Arsenal FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leeds United vs Southampton FC - 3:0
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leeds United - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Leeds United - 4:2
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Leeds United vs Crystal Palace FC - 2:0
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Leeds United vs Everton FC - 1:2
Last 5 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
February 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 - 0 Leeds United
February 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
February 11, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC
February 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0 - 0 Leicester City FC
February 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 - 1 Arsenal FC
Last 5 games for Leeds United
February 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leeds United 3 - 0 Southampton FC
February 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 - 0 Leeds United
February 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 4 - 2 Leeds United
February 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leeds United 2 - 0 Crystal Palace FC
February 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leeds United 1 - 2 Everton FC
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leeds United Premier League 20/21 form
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Leeds United
25 Matches played 25
9 Matches won 11
287 Goal attempts 330
104 Shots on goal 138
103 Shots off goal 121
139 Corner kicks 144
47% Average ball possession 60%
80 Shots blocked 71
41 Cards given 36
314 Free kicks 297
24 Offsides 50
3 Shots on post 7
5 Shots on bar 6
20 Goals by foot 36
4 Goals by head 6
26 Goals scored 43
32 Goals conceded 43
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Leeds United statistics for most recent head to head matches
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Leeds United
21 Matches 21
10 Home Matches 11
11 Away Matches 10
30 Total Goals 25
1.43 Average Goals Scored 1.19
11 Wins 7
7 Losses 11
3 Draws 3
Last 5 games & match results between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Leeds United
February 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 - 0 Leeds United
October 19, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leeds United 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
March 7, 2018 Championship 17/18 Leeds United 0 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
November 22, 2017 Championship 17/18 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 - 1 Leeds United
April 17, 2017 Championship 16/17 Leeds United 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC


 

Wolves vs Leeds United: Match preview

Sometimes all you need is one good result to really kick-start the motor again and get underway. For Wolves and Nuno Espirito Santo, that moment could well be the 2-1 home win against Arsenal two weeks ago. Including that result, the West Midlands-based outfit has gone undefeated in three in the Premier League, also beating Southampton by the same scoreline, while earning a credible 0-0 draw against Champions League-chasing Leicester City.

This season may have been a far cry to their lauded performances in the previous two campaigns since they secured promotion back into the English top-flight, but recent outings have been a little closer to what many – fans and players alike – will have grown to expect from what is a very good crop of players. Though Wolves sit eleventh in the table, they are only seven points adrift of a top-seven finish, and their recent second-half performance against Southampton could show renewed signs of life for Santo’s men. At least Ruben Neves seems to think so, with the Portuguese international recently reflecting on the confidence received by the players off the back of a second forty-five against Saints that was the “team we want to be.”

One of the hardest waterways to navigate after climbing into the top flight in English football is striking the balance between keeping faith in what got you there and expanding your approach enough to cope with the demands of the Premier League. At first, it was a balance that Santo struck beautifully when Wolves finished seventh in consecutive seasons, their highest placement in top-flight English football since 1979-80. But the measured loss of Diogo Jota and injury to Raúl Jimenez made their task of trying to expand their level of play more difficult than it already was.

In their defense, it takes longer than a handful of months to completely renovate a system that was highly successful, and this season it has been topsy-turvy at best. It could be a case of Wolves not being capable of more, despite the level of players they do have residing at the club currently. If there ever was a time to be a team you want to be, or need to be, it’s against a Leeds United outfit that does struggle to be consistent at the back while boasting the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League.

Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on December 27, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Leeds United must be more than a Jekyll & Hyde club

Welcoming back a club of Leeds United’s stature has been one of the brighter spots of the 2020-21 Premier League season. Once a top-five stalwart from 1990-91 till 2001-02 (finishing there nine out of twelve times in that period), there have been some real talents and impressive sides to take to the pitch at Elland Road over the years. From Tony Yeboah, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and Mark Viduka, to being a regular in Europe (both Champions League and UEFA Cup), the goal will always be to perpetrate a return to yesteryear for a club that was once lauded across the land.

Currently, under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds’ attacking brand of football and core players are certainly commensurate with the level Leeds aspire to be. But this Leeds is far more inconsistent than the storied side under David O’Leary, and the data reflects that. If Leeds doesn’t win, they are almost sure to lose rather than scraping out hard-earned draws, which is certainly a direct result of their brand of football under Bielsa. They either find their touch in the final third or are ripped apart by the opposition. Three wins and three losses in their last six serve as a small sample size on evidence, supported by the Whites having the joint-fewest draws in the Premier League. They also boast the second-worst defensive record, and despite their goal return, they’ve surrendered more at the other end.

Tactical balance is a real cause for concern if Leeds are to not only construct a sustainable platform in the Premier League but look to claw back into European contention in the middle-to-long term. Much of that inconsistency can be attributed to injuries suffered at the back, and to a lesser extent the still tender age of first-choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier; though he has been very good for the club since moving from FC Lorient. But more often than not, clubs that are either on zero percent or on one-hundred percent will inevitably find it hard to remain competitive and, usually, find themselves slipping further away rather than climbing up the rungs.

A microcosm of their plus and negatives points on a grand scale was on full display in their recent 4-2 loss against Arsenal. Down 4-0 after 47-minutes, the Elland Road outfit battled back to close the gap to 4-2 in a second-half display that was miles better than the first frame. If they are looking to get something against a Wolves-side that could be primed for a good run, consistency is the absolute key for a group of players – and manager – that are good enough to be a better version of their current selves.


 

Wolves team news vs Leeds United

Wolves must be content with the fact that they have no fresh injury worries, but Willy Boly, Raúl Jimenez, and Daniel Podence all remain unavailable for Nuno Espirito Santo.

There is little incentive for the Portuguese manager to change the team that got a 2-1 result against Southampton on Sunday, so it’s fair to expect the same.

 

Leeds United team news vs Wolves

Marcelo Bielsa still has an injury-ridden squad at the moment, with Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rodrigo, Gaetano Berardi, Ian Poveda-Ocampo, and Adam Foreshaw all still unavailable.

Leeds United will also be made to sweat about the availability of key midfield pair Kalvin Philipps and Mateusz Klich. Philipps was badly missed in their 4-2 defeat against Arsenal at the weekend, and if either is missing at the Molineaux, it could be tricky again.


Predicted Wolves line-up vs Leeds United

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Predicted Leeds United line-up vs Wolves

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Wolves vs Leeds United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Wolves vs Leeds United?
20:00, Friday 19 February 2021
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Wolves 2-1 Leeds United