Leeds United vs West Brom: Whites can end season above Arsenal

If you told Leeds fans at the start of the season that they would finish above Arsenal, few would have believed you. Well, this could become reality…

When: Sunday, May 23, 16:00 GMT

How to watch: BT Sport

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Best Bets

Leeds United to win by a margin of two goals at 16/5 (PaddyPower)

Over 3.5 goals at 21/20 (Betfair)

Patrick Bamford to score anytime at 19/20 (Marathon Bet)

Last season, the difference between Leeds United and West Brom was ten points as the two sides earned automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Twelve months on, the gap between both teams has tripled. Thirty points currently separate both clubs as West Brom prepare for relegation and Leeds eye a possible top nine finish.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa

With fans returning to Elland Road, Marcelo Bielsa's men will be keen to turn around their wavering home form and entertain the Whites faithful.

With that in mind, expect goals… a lot of goals.

Last Three Matches

West Brom 0-5 Leeds United (Premier League - December 29, 2020)

Leeds took West Brom to the cleaners when the two sides met earlier this season.

The Whites took a 4-0 lead in the first-half as the Baggies capitulated on their own turf.

An own goal from Romaine Sawyers was followed by efforts from Egzijan Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Raphinha.

West Brom 1-1 Leeds United (Championship - January 1, 2020)

Semi Ajayi bagged two goals when these two clubs met on New Years Day in 2020.

The player first opened the scoring for the Baggies in the 2nd minute of the game.

In the second-half, it was his own goal which provided Leeds with their equaliser.

Leeds 1-0 West Brom (Championship - October 1, 2019)

More own goals in this one, however this time it was Kyle Bartley who scored in his own net.

The unlucky strike came in the 38th minute as Leeds took their slender lead into the break.

The Whites then held on throughout the second-half to make sure of all three points at Elland Road.

Last ten head-to-heads

Leeds wins: 4

Draws: 2

West Brom wins: 4

Leeds goals: 22

West Brom goals: 16

Leeds can finish above Arsenal

When the season got underway, Arsenal were FA Cup and Community Shield winners. Their newly found momentum under Mikel Arteta was the envy of many as the Gunners eyed more success in 2020/21.

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta

How wrong were we to buy all of that hype? The Gunners have gone on to have a disastrous season which could end with Leeds leapfrogging them in the standings on the final day of the season.

Finishing above the Gunners would be a real coup for Leeds United. This potential achievement would further solidify Marcelo Bielsa's popularity at Elland Road.

West Brom have won fewer games than Sheffield

How have things got so bad for the Baggies this season? It's simple. They don't win football games.

Decision to leave West Brom was amicable, Sam Allardyce tells doubters
Decision to leave West Brom was amicable, Sam Allardyce tells doubters

After 37 matches this season, West Brom have only recorded five victories - one less than bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.

This has been a truly woeful campaign which could end with yet another heavy defeat.

Goalscorer bets

The biggest goalscoring threat on the pitch in this game is Patrick Bamford.

The Leeds man has bagged 16 goals this season and is well priced at 19/20 to get amongst the goals again.

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