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Live Match Preview – Brighton vs Leeds 01.05.2021

Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Brighton vs Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

Team news

Brighton Defender Ben White is back from a suspension to play against Leeds, the club he helped win promotion to the Premier League last season when on loan at Elland Road.

Midfielder Adam Lallana has been troubled by a tight calf but should be fit to take his place in Graham Potter’s squad of the day.

Forward Percy Tau has recovered from a hamstring injury, but defender Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) and winger Solly March (knee) remain sidelined.


Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has made significant strides in making his side a competitive Premier League side – but admits he would like to be able to address his players in English rather than through ‘a translator.

LeedsRecord signing Rodrigo is back in contention, but Raphinha remains unavailable.

Rodrigo has only made one appearance since mid-March due to bothersome muscle fatigue and is not expected to start, while Raphinha still has not recovered from a bruised thigh, which has prevented him from doing so. home draws against Liverpool and Manchester United.

Skipper Liam Cooper is serving the last game of his three-game ban, but head coach Marcelo Bielsa has no new injury issues as his side try to extend their unbeaten league run to seven games.

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Live Match Preview – Brighton vs Leeds 01.05.2021


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Opta Statistics

  • Brighton have won seven of their last eight league games against Leeds, except for a 2-0 loss at Elland Road in March 2017.
  • Leeds have lost each of their last four away league games to Brighton by an aggregate score of 9-0 – they have never lost five consecutive away games without scoring against an opponent in their league history .
  • Leeds United have played more matches at AMEX Stadium in Brighton without winning than any other stadium in its history (6 – D2 L4). Since leading 2-0 in the first half of their opener there in 2011 (then drew 3-3), Leeds haven’t led for a single minute on their subsequent five visits. .
  • Brighton have drawn more Premier League games than any other team this season (13), with only the bottom three (5 each) winning fewer games than the Seagulls this season (7).
  • Brighton have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven home games in the Premier League, losing the two games they have conceded in that race (W2 D3). In fact, Brighton haven’t won any of their 10 home league games this season in which they have conceded at least once (D4 L6).
  • Leeds are undefeated in their last six Premier League games (W3 D3), the last having had a longer unbeaten run in the top flight between May and November 2001 (13).
  • Brighton have the biggest negative difference between goals scored (33) and goals expected (46.9) in the Premier League this season, scoring around 14 goals less than their xG suggests. The Seagulls have failed to score in their last three league games, despite having 51 shots and an xG value of 3.7 in those games.
  • Brighton’s Neal Maupay has scored four goals in his five league appearances against Leeds United, including the Seagulls winner in the reverse game at Elland Road this season.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored four Premier League goals in 20 games for Brighton this season, more than in his previous two league campaigns combined (3 goals in 26 games). Welbeck last scored more in a top-flight campaign in 2017-18 (5).
  • After their goalless draw against Manchester United last time, Leeds’ Illan Meslier became the youngest goalkeeper in Premier League history to record 10 clean sheets (21 years 54 days), surpassing Joe’s record Hart of 2008 (21 years 134 days).

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