Football tips: Ace Antonio can help net our 18/1 Bet Builder for West Ham v Leeds

Our footie tipster Shane O’Brien has tackled the markets for Monday’s game at the London Stadium.



* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

West Ham to win

Leeds are proving by far the most difficult team to predict in the Premier League this season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side is easily the most inconsistent side in the division and seem incapable of stringing a series of wins (or losses) together.

Leeds seem to be in a constant state of win one game and lose the next, having won five and lost six of their last 11 league games. They hardly ever draw games and are yet to do so away from Elland Road, while they have lost more games than almost every other Premier League club with the exception of Newcastle, West Brom, and Sheffield United.

They have struggled with injuries in recent weeks and the losses of Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo has precipitated a run of two wins in five games.

West Ham, on the other hand, have been a hallmark of consistency since the turn of the year. The Hammers have collected 22 points from a possible 30 in 2021 – only losing to an unstoppable Manchester City and a Liverpool side that briefly looked back to its best.

In fact, David Moyes’ side caused City more problems than most in their 2-1 defeat at the Etihad and have shown themselves to be real challengers for the top four. They simply must beat an injury-hit The Whites at home to continue their push for Champions League football ahead of a crucial meeting with Manchester United next Sunday.

David Moyes West Ham Doncaster FA Cup January 23, 2021

Monday 20:00 – West Ham v Leeds
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Both teams to score

Leeds are undeniably entertaining, scoring more goals than half of the top ten, while only West Brom and Sheffield United have conceded more than them. Both teams have scored in 13 of Leeds’s 26 league games this season and there is a good chance that that record will improve on Monday.

The Hammers have scored in every home game this season since they drew a blank against Newcastle on the opening day, while Leeds have scored 24 of their 43 league goals away from Elland Road.

West Ham have also conceded in six of their last eight home games in the Premier League and will struggle to shut out a Leeds attack that almost always looks capable of scoring, even during comprehensive defeats.


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Michail Antonio to score anytime

Antonio’s timely return to fitness and form in the new year has been a key component of West Ham’s rise up the Premier League table. The English forward has added consistent match-winning goals to the West Ham team since his return, winning six points for the Hammers with his four goals in 2021.

Antonio has scored in each of his last two games and has scored three in his last five at the London Stadium. He will fancy his chances of improving that record against a porous Whites defence on Monday night.


Mateusz Klich to be booked

Klich finds himself at the top of Leeds’s discipline charts with six bookings in 24 league appearances. The Polish midfielder has been a mainstay in Bielsa’s side this season and has proved even more important since Kalvin Phillips’ injury.

Phillips may return on Monday night, but he is unlikely to play a full 90 minutes, meaning that Klich could be under more pressure in the middle of the park. His poor record may come back to haunt him once again.

West Ham v Leeds betting tips summary:

West Ham to win
Both teams to score
Michail Antonio to score anytime
Mateusz Klich to be booked

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