Leeds vs Watford: Marcelo Bielsa’s team hope the game is not. 7 turns out to be lucky in their quest for victory no. 1 of the 2021-22 Premier League season at Elland Road on Saturday (Watch live at 10 a.m.ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Leeds are one of five teams without a win after half a dozen games, making them – alleged contenders for first place at the start of the season – leaders on the run for the title of ‘most disappointing’ this season . With three losses (by a combined margin of 10-2) and three draws, Leeds find themselves 18th in the Premier League table heading into Game Week 7. Defensively, as the numbers suggest, Leeds have been virtually unrecognizable this season. latest to present, leading to questions as to whether Bielsa’s ultra-high intensity tactics have taken their chaotic course, so change is imminent – a pattern familiar throughout Bielsa’s career at various stops along the way.
Newly promoted Watford, meanwhile, has already had two wins this season and seven points to his name – nearly 20% of the way to the magic 40-point bar. Ismaila Sarr continues to shine as a star, as the Senegalese striker has scored four goals in six games after totaling 13 goals and 4 assists en route to promotion.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Leeds vs Watford this Saturday with team news, odds, broadcast link and more.
Leeds squad news, injuries, lineups (INJURY REPORT)
QUESTIONABLE: Patrick Bamford (ankle) | OUT: Luke Ayling (knee), Robin Koch (pelvis), Adam Forshaw (thigh)
– Leeds United (@LUFC) October 2, 2021
Watford team news, injuries
OUT: Peter Etebo (thigh)
🚨 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 🚨
– Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 2, 2021
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Lyon (-137) | Watford (+350) | Lucky draw (+275)
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Bookies say it would be an upheaval, but Watford are the in-form team that appear capable of starting and finishing their relegation battle. If Leeds don’t get a win here at home against a newly promoted side, Bielsa’s seat will undoubtedly start to heat up. Leeds 2-2 Watford.
How to watch Leeds vs. Watford, live stream & start time
Kick-off: Saturday at 10 a.m.ET
In line: Stream via NBCSports.com