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Leeds United vs. West Ham United 1/4/23 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

West Ham United vs. Leeds United
January 4, 2023 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Leeds +160 / West Ham +175 // Total: 2.5
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Leeds United and West Ham United face off on Wednesday in an English Premier League showdown at Elland Road. When these two teams faced off last January, it was Leeds United that secured the 3-2 victory. 

Leeds United currently sits in 14th place in the standings, having picked up 16 points. On Saturday, Leeds United faced off against Southampton, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Leeds United had 41 percent of the possession, but only managed one shot on target. Leeds United needs to find a way to get the goal-scoring going in this game. Tyler Adams is back with the team and that should be a big boost for the team. Adam Forshaw is slowly coming back also, but if he does play in this game, it probably won’t be a full game. In this game, Leeds United needs to find a way to get the offense going. They can’t only have one shot on goal and expect to find success. 

On the other side of this matchup is West Ham United, who sits in 17th place in the standings having picked up 14 points. On Friday, against Brentford, West Ham scored zero goals, while the defense gave up two goals. West Ham had 64 percent of the possession and five shots on target, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet are the only two players that are still out for injury. In this game, I would expect West Ham is going to go back to a four-man defense. 

These are both teams who have struggled to score heading into this game, and it’s going to be no different in this game. These are both teams who are going to struggle to get quality scoring chances, and the two teams might combine for less than five or six shots. Back the under to cash here. I am also throwing a few dollars on under 1.5 goals. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under 2.5

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Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle

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