After securing Europe in the previous term, West Ham United are contending for the Champions League spots in the Premier League. They now face Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup.
West Ham United are having a great run in the ongoing English Premier League campaign. They are getting everything right in the league and find themselves in the fifth position with 34 points. They are breathing down the neck of several PL outfits.
On the other hand, Leeds United are not having the greatest of the time in the league and finds themselves in a state of bother. The Elland Road outfit are in the 16th position in the league. They will look to salvage something from the season with a win over West Ham United
Match: West Ham United vs Leeds United
Date and Time: 9th January, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: London Stadium
West Ham United vs Leeds United Head-to-Head
West Ham United have played Leeds United 107 times across all the competitions. The Hammers have lost more games against Leeds United despite their recent form against the Whites. West Ham United have won 30 games over Leeds while losing the 48.
West Ham United vs Leeds United Team News
West Ham United: Said Benrahma will be unavailable for the Hammers due to AFCON whereas Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are the two notable absentees for David Moyes. Pablo Fornals and Aaron Cresswell face the race against the time to get match fit.
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa has a huge selection conundrum with several players out due to the COVID outbreak and injuries. Leeds United will be without Kalvin Phillips, Jamie Shackleton, Rodrigo, Pascal Struijk, Charlie Cresswell and Liam Cooper. However, Patrick Bamford has returned to the side after a long layoff due to injury.
West Ham United vs Leeds United Probable Playing XI
West Ham United: Alphonse Areola, Ben Johnson, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal, Mark Noble, Tomas Soucek, Nikola Vlasic, Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio
Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Junior Firpo, Diego Llorente, Luke Ayling, Cody Drameh, Adam Forshaw, Stuart Dallas, Raphinha, Joe Gelhardt, Dan James, Tyler Roberts
West Ham United vs Leeds United D11 Team
Alphonse Areola, Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal, Diego Llorente, Junior Firpo, Raphinha, Tomas Soucek, Mark Noble, Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bown, Dan James
West Ham United vs Leeds United Probable Winners
West Ham United are looking in fine form and David Moyes will not look to tamper the formations. On the other hand, Leeds will look to catch the opposition by surprise in the cup competition. We predict West Ham to win the game due to recent form and squad superiority.
Prediction: West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United
West Ham United vs Leeds United Live Stream
The match between West Ham United and Leeds United will be streamed live on the Sony Network and SonyLiv