Leeds United will hope to continue their banner season in the top-flight here, but Wolves can make their presence felt in West Yorkshire.
Premier League 2020/2021
Date: Monday, October 19th
Venue: Elland Road
Much have been said about Leeds United impressive start to the season, and rightly so. After four games, the only blemish is the 4-3 loss to Liverpool on the opening day, a game in which they earned plaudits for their fearless approach in front of goal.
They have edged Fulham and Sheffield United since then, while the 1-1 draw with Manchester City more than showed The Whites are more than prepared to cut it with the biggest opponents in the Premier League.
Marcelo Biesla’s side stay eighth coming into this one, and another positive result will only mean they are firmly heading in the right direction.
Wolves meanwhile, started their campaign with a 2-0 win at Sheffield before losing their next two against Man City and West Ham United.
They did return to winning ways at home to Fulham last time but the 4-0 loss to West Ham before then would surely have left Nuno Espirito Santo worrying for the vulnerability of his defence against attack-minded sides, ofcourse like Leeds.
Fortunately, they have a good record recently over their opposition, having won their last three games with the Whites, including a 3-0 victory at this ground in March 2018.
Diego Llorente pulled out of the Spain squad with a muscle injury and is a doubt here, but Jack Harrison is available for selection again after missing out against parent club Manchester City before the break.
Gaetano Berardi, Kiko Casilla and Adam Forshaw all remain out.
Jonny is the one player definitely ruled out for the visitors heading into Monday’s match with Leeds.
Head to Head
In 96 competitive games, Leeds have 41 wins to Wolves 33. 22 games have been drawn.
Leeds last five competitive games: LLWWD
Wolves last five competitive games: WLLLW
This game is expected to be much more entertaining than the other Monday night football fixture, that is West Brom v Burnley. But as per the betting, it could be a case of no victor, no vanquished. Leeds might fancy maximum points though, against a Wolves side who have really not looked so much the part since the summer departures of Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota.
We like to think the game will end in a draw, but let’s rather oppose goals. Under 1.5 is 12/5 and is our pick from that market.