West Ham vs Leicester | Monday 23rd August 2021, 20:00 | Sky Sports
Too polar extremes…. Sean Dyche pragmatism versus Marcelo Bielsa-ball. What do you prefer? I can see the benefits of both approaches, but as a football fan there is only one winner…and that's Bielsa. I certainly think there will be only one winner on Sunday too.
Leeds under Bielsa could be labelled as flat-track bullies. Last season they won 14 out of 20 matches against the bottom-10 sides in the league, and as proven this season already, the veteran Argentine will not change his approach whoever they play, and it can lead to some thumpings, see Man Utd on the opening day of the season.
However this approach is far too good and strong for the sides just glad to be in the league season after season. Only last May did Leeds thump Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor. You can certainly see Leeds hitting a few this weekend too with Patrick Bamford, Raphinha and Jack Harrison all starring.
One note of caution is that Leeds have let their opposition have 16 shots on-target this season already (8 against Man Utd, and 8 against Everton). That is too many, and whilst Burnley are not the deadliest in front of goal, if Leeds offer up those amounts of attempts, you would expect the Clarets to score at least once. Therefore Both Teams To Score alongside a Leeds win at 16/5 with Paddy Power looks appealing.