Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet in the Premier League for the first time since 2003/04 and Elland Road will play host to this round five action. Over 90 minutes, Leeds are unbeaten in four games coming into this match, though they did draw with Hull City in the EFL Cup and lost on penalties.. Wolves are looking to pick up back-to-back wins for the first time this season and bring much-needed consistency back into their game. Before the weekend games, Leeds have seven points from four matches while Wolves have six.
Leeds started life back in the Premier League with an entertaining 4-3 loss to Liverpool. Marcelo Bielsa’s men then went three games unbeaten in the league with two wins and a draw. They then won their next two league fixtures, beating Fulham 4-3 at home and winning a Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United 1-0. Leeds then drew 1-1 at home to Manchester City (after going a goal down). That performance showed just how tough they are going to be in this season. New signing Raphinha could be turning heads at Elland Road as he looks to set the Premier League alight. However, injury to Liam Cooper could be a concern as Leeds find themselves short of defenders.
Wolves have no such injury concerns and the only player sure to miss out is Jonny, while Mercal could be returning to action after missing out before the international break. Wolves have made an indifferent start to the season winning two and losing two league games and being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Championship side Stoke City. Their Premier League campaign started with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, but went downhill with two straight losses. The 3-1 loss to Manchester City was followed by a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of West Ham, but Wolves showed great resolve in bouncing straight back with a 1-0 win against Fulham. There is so much quality in this squad that manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be disappointed if they keep oscillating between good and poor performances.
Leeds United have made an exciting start to their life back in the Premier League. It was pretty much on expected lines, though, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side has some quality and strength. Watch out for Patrick Bamford who has three goals and an assist against Wolves in four league starts. Wolves travel here with a bit of inconsistency in their ranks and Leeds will be disappointed if they don’t pick up at least one point. We are backing Leeds in the double chance market.