Our prediction for this Premier League match:
West Ham United and Leeds United take on each other at Olympic Stadium in London in the closing match of round 27. The Hammers are enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting just below the Champions League berth, and we are positive that they will go for a win against Leeds. Antonio, who found the net in a 2-1 loss at Man City, is widely expected to lead the line for the home team.
The Whites, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. Marcelo Bielsa’s men sit in the middle of the table, meaning that they have little to play for in Monday’s clash. All Masuaku, Ogbonna, and Yarmolenko are injured for the hosts, while Fredericks is a major doubt. As for the visiting team, Rodrigo, Koch, Shackleton, and Forshaw are all likely to miss the match through injuries, while important midfielder Phillips is rated doubtful.
Highlighted Player (Issa Diop):
After spending two years at Balma SC, Issa Diop joined Toulouse football academy in 2006 and he was making progress year by year. The 194-cm-tall defender made seven appearances for Toulouse B in the 2014/2015 season and he made his Ligue 1 debut with les Pitchouns on November 28, 2015 against Nice.
Issa Diop, who was born in Toulouse on January 9, 1997, scored his first ever goal in the French top flight in a 3-0 win over Troyes in December, 2015. Diop is a youth international for France at various levels, but seeing that his father Labysse Diop is of Senegal descent, the Toulouse footballer could represent les Lions de la Teranga at senior level.
The Toulouse defender scored two goals for les Pitchouns in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and he made no less than 30 appearances for the club in the process. Issa Diop has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.