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Leeds United vs. Watford 4/9/2022 Premier League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Leeds United meets Watford on 4/9/2022 at 10:00 AM.

Leeds United clashes with Watford in a Premier League match. Leeds United with a record of 7-9-15 this season comes into this game with a 3-4-8 record on the road. Watford is 6-4-20 this season and is 2-1-11 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Leeds United and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Leeds United came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Watford and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Watford than game on their home pitch?

The Leeds United Roster

The Players to Watch for the Leeds United

Stuart Dallas DF,MF



Stuart Dallas has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Stuart Dallas has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Stuart Dallas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Stuart Dallas has 0 Red Cards this season.

Raphael Dias Belloli FW,MF



Raphael Dias Belloli has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raphael Dias Belloli has 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Raphael Dias Belloli has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Raphael Dias Belloli has 3 Red Cards this season.

Jack Harrison FW,MF



Jack Harrison has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leeds United teammates, Jack Harrison had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jack Harrison has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jack Harrison has 0 Red Cards this season.

Daniel James FW,MF



Daniel James has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leeds United teammates, Daniel James had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Daniel James has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel James has 0 Red Cards this season.

Luke Ayling DF



As a scorer, Luke Ayling had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leeds United teammates, Luke Ayling had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luke Ayling has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luke Ayling has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Watford Roster

The Players to Watch for the Watford

Moussa Sissoko MF



Moussa Sissoko has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Moussa Sissoko had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Moussa Sissoko has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Moussa Sissoko has 0 Red Cards this season.

Emmanuel Dennis FW,MF



As a scorer, Emmanuel Dennis had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Emmanuel Dennis had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Red Cards this season.

Craig Cathcart DF



As a scorer, Craig Cathcart had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Craig Cathcart has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Craig Cathcart has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Craig Cathcart has 0 Red Cards this season.

Joshua King FW



As a scorer, Joshua King had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Joshua King has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Joshua King has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Joshua King has 1 Red Cards this season.

Kiko Femenía DF



As a scorer, Kiko Femenía had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Kiko Femenía had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kiko Femenía has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kiko Femenía has 0 Red Cards this season.

Leeds United Team Stats

The Leeds United Offensive Stats and Metrics

Leeds United scored 1.00 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Leeds United scored those goals off assists 71.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.71 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Leeds United converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Leeds United attempted 3.97 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Leeds United is able to get 29.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.







Leeds United Defensive Stats and Metrics

Leeds United gave up 2.1 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Leeds United goalkeepers fended off 5.87 shots per 90 minutes. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 65.4% of shots on target were saved by Leeds United goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Leeds United goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 9.7% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Leeds United Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Leeds United had 12.45 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Leeds United in the top 77 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Leeds United has successfully intercepted 16.84 passes per 90 minutes of action. Leeds United is in the top 7 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Leeds United has committed 14.61 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Leeds United in the top 75 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Leeds United drew 12.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Leeds United in the top 56 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Leeds United committed an offside 1.77 times. This puts Leeds United in the top 50 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Watford Team Stats

The Watford Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to score 0.93 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Watford scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.77 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Watford attempts 3.6 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Watford is able to get 33.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Watford Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to hold opponents to 1.73 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Watford goalkeepers fended off 4.4 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 59.8% of shots on target were saved by Watford goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 10.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Watford. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Watford Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Watford had 10.0 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Watford in the top 95 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford had 17.37 interceptions. This puts Watford in the top 5 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford commits 14.63 fouls. Watford is in the top 75 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Watford drew 10.37 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Watford is in the top 83 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford committed an offside 1.37 times. Watford is in the top 15 percentile in offside calls against them.

Leeds United vs. Watford Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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