2022-23 Premier League Betting Preview – Leeds United

Leeds United 2022-23 betting odds & predictions

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Leeds United 2022-23 Premier League Preview
Whites to improve on last season?
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Leeds United Top-half Finish Odds: 4/1 odds taken 2012 GMT, Thursday 30 June

Leeds United survived by the skin of their teeth last season. Despite taking the club up and guiding United to a ninth-place finish in their first year back in the top tier, the popular Marcelo Bielsa failed to get it right last term and was sacked in February. American Jesse Marsch took over and kept the Yorkshire side in the Premier League.

Leeds sailed far too close to the wind last term, but they should improve under Marsch this time around. They are likely to lose their star players, but United have already made some big-money signings this summer. What lies ahead for Leeds in the 2022-23 Premier League season?

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2021-22 Review: Leeds survive on final day

Leeds hit dizzy heights in the 2020-21 campaign, finishing their first year back in the top flight in ninth position. However, things were far different for Bielsa and his troops last term. They suffered injuries to key players at wrong times, and the Yorkshire outfit spent most of the campaign hovering just above the drop zone.

Bielsa, who was loved at Elland Road, was sacked in February and replaced by Marsch. Despite losing his first two, the American made an instant impact at Elland Road, guiding the Whites to much-needed wins over Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford.

Our betting prediction:
Harry Kane top goalscorer

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(odds taken 2017 GMT, Thursday 30 June)

Leeds then had another rough patch of form near the end of the season, collecting just two points from a possible 15. They went into the final day in the relegation spot, level on points with Burnley, needing to better the Clarets’ result. Burnley lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle United, while Leeds beat Brentford 2-1 at the Brentford Community Stadium to stay up.

They ended the season in 17th spot with 38 points to their name after nine wins, 11 draws and 18 defeats.

Our betting prediction:
Bournemouth, Fulham & Nott’m Forest – Relegation Treble

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(odds taken 2020 GMT, Thursday 30 June)



Leeds United Key Facts

  • Leeds survived on the final day of the 2021-22 season
  • United have been champions of England three times
  • They were FA Cup winners back in 1972
  • In 2020, Leeds were promoted to the Premier League after a 16-year absence


Leeds Transfer News: Will United miss their departing stars?

Leeds’ two best players, Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, are both set to leave Elland Road this summer. Raphinha has been heavily linked with Chelsea, while Phillips looks to be heading for the Etihad Stadium. Of course, the pair will be a huge miss, but United have already made a few shrewd signings in this transfer window.

Brenden Aaronson is Leeds’ most expensive purchase so far, with Marsch forking out £24.7m for the former Red Bull Salzburg man. Rasmus Kristensen has also arrived from Salzburg, with Leeds paying £10m for his services. They also paid £10m for Marc Roja from Bayern Munich.

2022-23 Key Fixtures: Leeds welcome Wolves in opener

Leeds kick off their 2022-23 Premier League campaign with a home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 6th August. They travel to Southampton on matchday two before entertaining Chelsea at Elland Road.

Leeds’ final game before the FIFA World Cup break will be at Tottenham Hotspur, and they return to action on Boxing Day with a home fixture with champions Man City. On the final day of the season, Spurs visit Elland Road.

Who Are United’s Biggest Challengers: Can the Whites sneak into top half?

Leeds United were on their way to relegation last season, and the popular Bielsa was sacked in February after a 4-0 hammering by Tottenham at Elland Road. Jesse Marsch lost his first two fixtures in charge, but Leeds went on to win three and draw two of the next five.

United survived on the final day after an excellent victory at the Brentford Community Stadium. After finishing ninth in their first year back, the relegation battle was a shock the system. Still, Marsch will be looking to stamp his authority at Elland Road, and Leeds could finish around mid-table this term. Who will be their main rivals in the league?

Crystal Palace Preview: Palace to build under Vieira?

Patrick Vieira had a fine first season as Crystal Palace boss. Before arriving at Selhurst Park, the Eagles were tipped to struggle, but they certainly proved the doubters wrong. Vieira made some shrewd signings last summer, rebuilding the squad after several players had left. They also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Crystal Palace will be looking to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season. At the time of writing, the south London club are available at 7/4 for a top-ten finish.

Leicester City Preview: Foxes to improve this time around?

The 2020-21 season was a memorable one for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. The Midlands club beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win the tournament for the first time in their history. The Foxes finished fifth in the league, losing out on a place in the top four on the final day for the second season running.

Leicester failed to replicate those heights last season. However, Rodgers is one of the most experienced managers in the Premier League right now, and the Foxes will surely improve on last season’s eighth-place finish. Leicester will be hoping to be in the mix for the European slots this time around.

Everton Preview: Can Lampard take the Toffees forward?

Everton had a miserable 2021-22 season. They made a strong start under Rafael Benitez, but a woeful run of one win, three draws and 11 defeats from 14 games saw the Merseysiders slip towards the bottom three. Frank Lampard replaced Benitez in January.

Everton had a few more sticky spells before the season concluded but survived after a dramatic comeback win over Crystal Palace in their penultimate game. The Toffees will be hoping to be nowhere near the bottom three this time around.

Aston Villa Preview: Big season ahead for Gerrard?

After a solid season, Steven Gerrard is starting to build something at Villa Park. The boss has made some superb signings, with his legendary status as a player allowing him to attract excellent players to Villa Park – Philippe Coutinho has already arrived from Barcelona this summer.

Many bookies and pundits alike have tipped Aston Villa for a mid-table finish, but can the Midlands outfit sneak into Europe this season?

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview: Top half again for Lage’s men?

Under Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves played Europa League football, reaching the quarter-finals in 2020. They had a mixed 2020-21 campaign, finishing in 13th. However, they improved last term, with new boss Bruno Lage guiding the club to a tenth-place finish in his first year in charge.

Wolves were in the mix for the European spots at stages last season, but the squad ran out of steam in the latter weeks. Nevertheless, if they can get some fresh faces in, Wanderers could be a force to be reckoned with in the race for Europe this season.

Southampton Preview: Where will the Saints finish?

Southampton will want to improve on the last few seasons. They have failed to secure a top-half finish since the 2016-17 campaign, when Claude Puel guided the club to eighth place. The Saints are certainly capable of finishing in the top half this season.

Southampton lived dangerously close to the edge at times last term, and they ended the campaign with a poor run of four straight defeats. Can they improve this time around?

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview: Can the Seagulls seal another top-ten finish?

Brighton & Hove Albion had a very impressive 2021-22 season. Potter has done a superb job at the Amex Stadium since taking over, and the Seagulls were very hard to beat last term. They may have lost Yves Bissouma to Spurs, but with the right business done in the transfer market, they can be even stronger this season.

Albion finished in ninth position last term, and Potter will be looking to better that this time around. At the time of writing, the East Sussex club are priced at 5/4 for a top-half finish.

Player to Watch Out For in the 2022-23 Season: Big year for Bamford?

With Raphinha and Phillips on the move, Leeds will be looking elsewhere for the creative spark this season. Patrick Bamford had a miserable time with injuries last term, making just nine Premier League appearances. However, the No. 9 impressed in the early weeks of the season and was given his England chance in September.

If the journeyman can stay fit, this will no doubt be a big year for Bamford. Leeds need him, and the 28-year-old needs a sustained run in the first team. It remains to be seen who Bamford’s strike partner will be for the 2022-23 campaign, but the England ace could finish up top scorer.

Our Leeds United Predictions: Yorkshire outfit to miss out on top ten

First and foremost, Leeds will be hoping to stay well away from the bottom three this season. We can see them avoiding a relegation battle, though they are likely to miss out on the top ten. They are priced at just 1/7 to finish in the bottom half, while you can get the tempting odds of 4/1 for United to secure a top-ten finish.

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