Watford travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United in the match week seven of the English Premier League. The home team has struggled to find form this season and are currently in the relegation zone.
Marcelo Bielsa team is currently in the 18th position with three points in six games. Leeds United have drawn three matches and lost three matches this season. The team has scored one goal per game and the expected goal rate is 8.76.
Leeds United have scored fewer goals this season but the team ranks sixth in the number of shots attempted list. A total of 81 shots have been attempted in the six matches and the average number of shots per match is more than 12. The number of shots on target this season is 27 and the average is more than four for the Leeds United side. Bielsa’s men have attempted half of the shots from outside the opposition box.
Leeds United players have contested the most amount of defensive duels in the Premier League this season. The win percentage for the team is 60% and Leeds United players win around 45 duels in a match. Bielsa men have made the third-highest number of recoveries in the league this season. Around 45% of the recoveries have been made in the defensive third.
Scoring goals has been the main problem for Leeds United this season. Leeds United players have attempted a lot of shots but are unable to find the back of the net. The shot accuracy is 33.33%. Bielsa men have attempted fewer dribbles and have focused more on passing the ball.
Raphinha is the top scorer for Leeds this season with three goals. He is supported by striker Patrick Bamford who has scored one goal and provided two assists. Bamford will miss this match due to injury. Jack Harrison could return to the starting lineup in place of Daniel James.
Watford are currently 12th in the table with seven points after six games played. The team has registered two wins and a draw this season.
The Hornets have scored seven goals so far this season. Xisco’s men have been the fourth-best dribblers this season. Watford have attempted 190 dribbles and 108 dribbles have been successful.
Scoring goals is an issue for both teams. Watford xG rate is very low and is only higher than Norwich who have scored the least number of goals.
The team has the lowest match tempo in the division. They are unable to create many chances and therefore the xG rate is low and the match tempo is also low.
Ismaila Sarr has scored four goals for the Hornets this season. He has been their main man in the recent seasons and the team relies a lot on his dribbling skills and pace to score goals.
Both teams have struggled in front of the goal this season. Bielsa will expect his Leeds United side to play to their full potential. Watford also have the capability to play well and win the match. This match will feature a lot of end to end stuff.