Leeds picked up a much needed three points last weekend as a Jack Harrison hat-trick saw them home 3-2 against West Ham last time out. It moved the Yorkshire outfit into 15th and put nine points between them and the drop. It also made it back-to-back league victories following a run of three straight defeats. The hat-trick for Jack Harrison means he has four goals in his last two starts.
At Elland Road, United have been solid losing just one of their last seven Premier League games. Each of their last three and five of their last six here have seen both teams find the back of the net. In just two of their last 12 at home have the Yorkshire outfit kept a clean sheet. Raphina enjoys playing in front of his own fans with three goals from his last five at this ground.
Newcastle drew 1-1 with Watford last weekend having taking the lead through Allan Saint-Maximin only to let slip the equalizer with just three minutes remaining. It was a second consecutive draw for the Magpies who are five without a league victory. Each of their last three and 13 of their last 20 have seen both teams net. Saint-Maximin has netted in his last two games.
Away from home, the Magpies have lost each of their last three and not register a victory in their nine away matches. You have to go back to the 23rd May for the last the North-Eastern side kept a clean sheet in an away league game. All six league away goals they have netted this campaign have come from a different player. Only Norwich (three) have scored a lower amount of top-flight road goals than Newcastle this season.
Leeds vs Newcastle: Match Stats
While Jack Harrison deserves credit for the goals he got it was Raphina who was clearly the source of everything good Leeds did last weekend. The Brazilian looks value to net here against a Newcastle side who have not kept a road clean sheet all season. Raphina has three in his last five at Elland Road and two in two against Newcastle and is backed to score at any time here.
One strength that Newcastle have is the threat in the box especially since signing Chris Wood and putting him at the end of crosses from Kieran Trippier. Leeds are known for a weakness at set-pieces (only Leicester have conceded more) so backing Chris Wood to score with his head looks a great bet. Sky Bet have boosted the price on this happening to 8/1 and that is worth an interest.
17 September 2021- Newcastle 1-1 Leeds- Premier League
26 January 2021: Newcastle 1-2 Leeds- Premier League
16 December 2020 – Leeds 5-2 Newcastle – Premier League
14 April 2017 – Newcastle 1-1 Leeds – Championship
20 November 2016 – Leeds 0-2 Newcastle – Championship
The reverse fixture between these sides finished honours even with Raphina netting for Leeds and Allan Saint-Maximin netting for Newcastle. It stretches the recent unbeaten record for the Yorkshire side in head-to-heads to four. Raphina has two in his last two against the Magpies while Jack Harrison has two in three.