Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Elland Road will host Tuesday’s postponed fixture between Leeds United and Southampton, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Premier League standings. The Whites aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Wolverhampton, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Saints. Even though all Rodrigo, Poveda, Phillips, Koch, Forshaw, and Berardi are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered as Southampton have been struggling at the back of late.
The Saints recorded their last league win on January 4, 2021, and seeing that they conceded 15 goals in total in the previous four league fixtures, we are tempted to put our money on Marcelo Bielsa’s troops. All Obafemi, Smallbone, Walcott, and Walker-Pieters are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the midweek clash.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.