West Ham and Leeds face off tonight as two of this season’s surprise packages go head to head in the Premier League.
West Ham lost to Manchester City last time as Leeds were beaten by Aston Villa.
But both sides have won plenty of praise this quarter and will want to win tonight to boost their European hopes.
The Hammers beat Leeds 2-1 in December with Angelo Ogbonna scoring a late winner.
West Ham v Leeds: how to watch
This match will take place at the London Stadium on Monday 8 March and start at 8 p.m. ET.
This game airs on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 7 p.m.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £ 9.99.
West Ham v Leeds: team news
West Ham could have a problem in goal with injuries to Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph.
Fabianski has an arm injury while Randolph has a hip injury meaning David Martin may have to come in.
Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko are missing but Ryan Fredericks could come back from a groin problem.
Leeds will have to assess several players before kick-off.
Kalvin Phillips, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Rodrigo and Ian Poveda are all in the running to be featured.
West Ham v Leeds: What was said?
West Ham boss David Moyes believes Michail Antonio still has a chance to play for England amid rumors he could change his allegiance to Jamaica.
Moyes said: “Looking at it from a distance Gareth Southgate tended to pick some of the younger players over the older ones.
“But if Mick scores a lot for us and helps us in the race, I still hope that happens.
“In no way am I saying that choosing Jamaica would be a bad choice, but a bit for selfish reasons if he was selected for England it would mean that he traveled less than if he chose Jamaica.
“We all know that when you get a little older, if you weren’t selected for your country, you might want the opportunity to play international football elsewhere and if that happened I wouldn’t tell him to. do not do it.
“I would wish him the best of me and say, ‘Go ahead and do what you think is right for you.’
“But, in the same breath, you would think if he were to go play for Jamaica it would have an effect on travel etc for someone who hasn’t been doing it since the age of 20 or 21.” . only problem with that.
“Right now I just want him to continue playing well for us and the most important thing will be for him to stay fit and in good physical condition.”
West Ham v Leeds: Statistics and facts about the match
- West Ham are looking to complete their first league brace against Leeds since 1953-54 in second place, as they last beat them in both top-level fixtures in one season in 1929-30.
- Leeds have lost just one of their 10 Premier League away games against West Ham (W6 D3), losing 0-3 in March 1998. This is their first such visit since a 4 win. -3 in November 2002.
- This will be the 100th different league meeting between West Ham and Leeds. Whites will be the 13th different team West Ham have faced more than 100 times in the soccer league, with the Hammers having only a lower win rate against Liverpool (19.8%) and Arsenal (23.2%) than against Leeds (25.3%). Meanwhile, of the seven opponents Leeds will have faced more than 100 times (including West Ham), their highest win rate is against the Hammers (47%).
- West Ham United are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games at home for the first time since March 2019, while manager David Moyes has not won three in a row at home since winning his last six games. as Everton coach in 2013.
- Leeds have lost 12 of their last 13 games in London in all competitions (D1), losing all four in the capital in the Premier League this season. Leeds are one of three top teams to have earned a point in London this quarter, along with Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.
- None of Leeds United’s last 17 league games have ended in a draw (W8 L9), their longest streak since December 2008 (also 17th in a row). They last had a longer run ending in November 2006, when they turned 18 without a draw.
- Among the teams he has faced at least five times in his league managerial career, David Moyes has not recorded a higher win rate against any team than against Leeds (80%, 4 wins in 5 games) . This is his first home league game against the Whites since September 2003, a 4-0 win at Everton with Steve Watson scoring a hat-trick.
- Stuart Dallas has not yet finished on the winning side for Leeds United in London in 23 attempts in all competitions (D6 L17). The last time Dallas ended on the winning side in London was in May 2015 – a home game for Brentford against Wigan in the league.
- Michail Antonio has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 22 Premier League starts for West Ham (15 goals, 4 assists), although he has never scored in eight league appearances against Leeds, the game on most common with which he faced a team without scoring. with wolves.
- Leeds United winger Raphinha has been directly involved in eight goals in nine away starts in the Premier League (3 goals, 5 assists). The only Leeds player involved in more than eight goals in his first 10 away starts in the Premier League was Michael Bridges in 1999-00 (8 goals, 1 assist).