Given that Liverpool were eliminated from the Champions League in the last round by Real Madrid, this means that the Reds will take part in a rare Monday night game for them as they head across the Pennines to take on Leeds United.

With all other nine Premier League games in the record books this weekend this is the final game of what could be a pivotal weekend at both ends of the table.

We’ll take a look at this weekend’s results below, with a recap of what it means in the race for the title, Champions League & European places, as well as the race to avoid the drop at the bottom of the table.

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But first, let’s recap the results from this weekend’s action in the Premier League.

Premier League Matchday 31 Results

  • Aston Villa 3-0 Newcastle United (Ramsey 11, Watkins 64,83)
  • Chelsea 1-2 Brighton (Gallagher 12), (Welbeck 42, Enciso 69)
  • Everton 1-3 Fulham (McNeil 35), (Reed 22, Wilson 51, James 68)
  • Southampton 0-2 Crystal Palace (Eze 54,68)
  • Tottenham 2-3 Bournemouth (Son 14, Danjuma 88), (Vina 38, Solanke 51, Ouattara 90+5)
  • Wolves 2-0 Brentford (Costa 27, Hee-chan 69)
  • Manchester City 3-1 Leicester City (Stones 5, Haaland 13(p), 25), (Iheanacho 75)
  • West Ham 2-2 Arsenal (Benrahma 33(p), Bowen 54), (Jesus 7, Odegaard 10)
  • Nottingham Forest 0-2 Manchester United (Antony 32, Dalot 76)

As things stand in the Premier League table, Arsenal now hold a four point lead over Manchester City after they could only earn a point after leading 2-0 for the second week in a row. It was West Ham who benefitted from the point this time, while Man City closed the gap with a straightforward 3-1 win over Leicester.

Behind them Manchester United took a grip on the Champions League race with a win over Nottingham Forest while Newcastle and Tottenham both lost, allowing Aston Villa to close up behind Spurs, while Brighton and Liverpool both have games in hand on the teams above them.

Brighton were 2-1 winners at Chelsea to stay 7th while Fulham ended a long run of defeats with 3-1 win at Everton.

In the relegation battle, it was a good week for Crystal Palace, Wolves and Bournemouth who all picked up vital wins, while West Ham claimed a point and the bottom four all lost.

There is now a gap between the bottom four and the other teams that were in the relegation battle just a couple of weeks and if Leeds can win tonight, that gap will be a minimum of four points.

All of which brings us neatly onto tonight’s game.

Leeds United v Liverpool (8pm)

Historical Record

  • Played – 122
  • Leeds Wins – 29
  • Draws – 31
  • Liverpool Wins – 62
  • Last Result – Liverpool 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds inflicted the Reds only defeat at Anfield this season when they met back in October. Rodrigo gave Leeds an early lead before Mohamed Salah equalised ten minutes later.

The game seemed set for a draw until Crysencio Summerville squeezed home an 89th minute winner to give their first win at Anfield (and their first win of any kind against Liverpool) since April 2001.

  • Liverpool have won 9 of the last 12 against Leeds, with two games drawn and just one Leeds win in that period.
  • Six of the last ten games between the two teams have seen both teams score.
  • The away team has won just three of the last ten games between the two.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five games at Elland Road against Leeds.
  • Leeds have kept just 5 clean sheets this season, Liverpool have kept 11.
  • Leeds have a better recent record winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 2 of their last five, while Liverpool, have won one, drawn two and lost two of their last five EPL games.

Home & Away Records

Leeds United Home Record

  • Played – 15 (out of 30)
  • Won – 5
  • Drawn – 5
  • Lost – 5
  • Goals Scored – 21
  • Goals Conceded – 24
  • Points Won – 20 out of 29.

Leeds have the 17th best home record in the Premier League.

Liverpool Away Record

  • Played – 15 (out of 29)
  • Won – 3
  • Drawn – 4
  • Lost – 8
  • Goals Scored – 14
  • Goals Conceded – 24
  • Points Won – 13 out of 44.

Liverpool have the 15th best away record in the Premier League.

Team News

Leeds United

Javi Gracia has quietly done a good job since coming in as manager and a win tonight would put Leeds out of immediate danger in the relegation zone.

American Tyler Adams is out after having an operation on a hamstring last month and there is doubts of defender Max Wober, who may be a game-time decision as to whether he can play.

Probable Leeds XI – (4-2-3-1) – Meslier (GK), Ayling (DR), Firpo (DL), Koch (DC), Wober (DC), McKennie (MC), Roca (MC), Harrison (AMR), Sinisterra (AML), Aaronson (AMC), Bamford (AC)


Jurgen Klopp had some better news this week with Thiago returning to action against Arsenal after nine weeks out, while Luis Diaz will likely get a place on the bench as he continues his recovery from a long term injury.

Alisson and Ibrahima Konate, who both missed training last week should also be fit, but Naby Keita, Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsey are out.

Probable Liverpool XI (4-3-3) – Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold (DR), Robertson (DL), Van Dijk (DC), Konate (DC), Henderson (MC), Fabinho (MC), Thiago (MC), Salah (AMR), Gakpo (AMC), Nunez (AML)

Latest Betting Odds & Top Betting Tips

Bet365 make Liverpool the 3/5 favourites for this game, with Leeds a somewhat surprisingly long shot here at 15/4 while it is an appealing 7/2 on the draw.

Looking at the form and probable line ups of both these teams, I really can’t figure out why Liverpool are such strong favourites here. Their away form this season has been awful – Leicester and Southampton have won more games away from home and they are the bottom two, while Leeds home form is not great, but it is not terrible.

The home side also won at Anfield and they may well fancy their chances of an upset win here too.

However, I think the draw is the best option here so that is what I’ll be backing alongside the following bets:

  • Full Time Result – Draw – 7/2
  • Draw and Both Teams to Score – Yes – 4/1
  • Correct Score – Leeds United 2-2 Liverpool
  • Anytime Goalscorer – Jack Harrison (Leeds) – 5/1

Good luck if you are having a wager tonight and enjoy the game, which kicks off at 8pm UK Time!