Leeds United vs. West Bromwich Albion – English Premier League, May 23, 2021

| May 21, 2021 5:33 am PDT

With a huge swing of goal difference, Leeds could qualify for Europe this season. But without some ridiculous scorelines, Marcelo Bielsa will have to be content with a top-half finish for his side this year.

Still, that will happen even if West Brom upsets the odds and wins its last game (for at least a year) as a Premier League club.

Leeds United vs. West Brom Odds

Leeds United to Win-222
The Draw+355
West Bromwich Albion to Win+490

Of course, it’s possible that West Brom goes out in a blaze of glory and records an impressive victory at Elland Road on Sunday, but the odds on BetOnline think otherwise.

I would have the Baggies to win at much longer odds – and possibly make a Leeds even shorter than the already odds on price.

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There are obvious aspects to improve on for Leeds in the offseason. For example, it has the worst defensive record in the top half of the Premier League – but there is a lot to like about its first season back in the English top flight. The attacking style of its forward play is just one positive factor.

Individual players like Patrick Bamford will also be pleased to show that they could cope in the EPL. There has been a general level of support across the board for the exciting style of soccer exhibited at Elland Road this season. It will be interesting to see if it will be adapted slightly next year to give Leeds a better chance of finishing higher up the league.

With very few injury concerns, Bielsa should put out a familiar eleven on Sunday, and West Brom will have to do very well to cope with it.

The Baggies have conceded more goals than anyone else this season and will return to the Championship with a long to-do list for next season.

Sam Allardyce has already announced that he won’t be around to battle for promotion after failing in his mission to keep West Brom up. The players brought in on loan ultimately couldn’t succeed in saving the campaign, and now star performers like Matheus Pereira have one more chance to impress the managers of the other clubs and remain in the EPL.

My Leeds United vs. West Bromwich Albion Pick

Pick
  • Leeds United to Win
    -222

The odds for the home win are not very attractive, but I cannot see any way for West Brom to come away with anything from this game. Leeds has looked like one of the most innovative teams in the EPL this season and should easily pick apart the Baggies defense.

This could end up being a high-scoring end to the season for the home side.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

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