Leeds hope to continue fine start to Premier League at home to Wolves

West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Monday, 19-10-2020 @7:30pm
Ref: Anthony Taylor

West Brom’s new signing Karlan Grant could make his debut after his arrival from Huddersfield. Callum Robinson is self isolating and fellow striker Hal Robson-Kanu is out with a broken wrist.

Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez is fit again following an ankle injury but Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Matt Lowton remain out. Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Johann Berg Gudmundsson were injured on international duty and will be assessed.

Burnley’s 2-1 victory in the most recent meeting at The Hawthorns in March 2018 ended a 10-match winless league run in this fixture. West Brom have scored in each of their past 25 fixtures against Burnley in all competitions, dating back to December 1969.

West Brom have conceded 13 league goals after four matches this season. The Premier League record for the most goals conceded in the opening five matches is 16 by Southampton in 1998-99. The Baggies are winless in eight league matches since beating Derby in the Championship on 8 July. They are the only side yet to score in the final 30 minutes of a top-flight match this campaign, with their latest goal coming after 47 minutes. Meanwhile, they’ve shipped a league-high seven goals in the final half hour of games so far. Slaven Bilic’s side have had 27 shots this season, the fewest of any Premier League side, and they have also the lowest expected goals total of 1.5.

Burnley are on a club record run of four successive Premier League defeats, including their final game of last season. They last lost five in a row in the top flight in January 1976. The Clarets could lose their opening four games of a top-flight season for the first time since 1927-28. Burnley have lost back-to-back away league matches, having lost only one of their previous eight away from home.

Leeds United vs Wolves
Elland Road, West Yorkshire
Monday, 19-10-2020 @10pm
Ref: David Coote

Wolves could win four consecutive league meetings with Leeds United for the first time since a run of five between February 1958 and April 1960. This is only the third Premier League encounter – the home side have won both previous games.

Deadline day signing Raphinha could make his Leeds debut, while Pablo Hernandez hopes to be involved for the first time since the opening weekend. Captain Liam Cooper is a doubt because of a groin injury and Diego Llorente is out with a similar problem.

Wolves summer signing Fernando Marcal has recovered from a calf problem and is expected to play. Fellow wing-back Jonny Otto is the only definite absentee for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Leeds have lost just twice in 18 league games, winning 14 and drawing two. They are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches, earning seven points. Leeds had faced a Premier League-high 73 shots after the first four rounds of fixtures. Patrick Bamford has been involved in four goals in his four league starts against Wolves, scoring three and setting up one.

Twelve of Wolves’ last 16 Premier League goals have come in the second half of their matches. Wolves have lost three of their last five league away games, as many as they had in their previous 16. They have lost just one of their past 10 Premier League games against promoted sides, winning seven and drawing two. They have won just two of their nine Premier League games played on a Monday, drawing two and losing five.

Saturday’s results

-Everton 2-2 Liverpool
-Chelsea 3-3 Southampton
-Man City 1-0 Arsenal
-Newcastle United 1-4 Man United

Sunday’s results

-Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham
-Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
-Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 West Ham United
-Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa

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