A much-hailed Leeds United side proved their Premier League quality last season, picking up 59 points on their way to ninth place on their first season back in the big time since 2003/04.

But we have often seen promoted sides struggle to maintain their first season level and it’s harder even still to raise that level further in an attempt to disrupt the league’s top six or seven clubs.

So, should Leeds be looking up or down this season? Well ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Leeds – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.

Who is the manager of Leeds?

Manager Marcelo Bielsa is a legendary figure in world football and hailed as an influence and mentor by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino. After a management career that had spanned the best part of four decades and that had seen him take roles in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, France and Italy, Bielsa was asked to be the latest man to attempt to take Leeds back to the promised land in 2018. He certainly delivered. After losing in the play-offs in his first season, he won the Championship title in his second season, before guiding the club to Premier League survival.

Who are Leeds United’s key players?

Perhaps one of Leeds greatest strengths is the fact that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and whilst they have a team full of quality, there is arguably no ‘star’ in the team. England’s tireless midfielder Kalvin Phillips is a huge presence in their midfield, with Patrick Bamford providing the goals and Stuart Dallas covering every blade of grass regardless of what position he plays in. The likes of Rodrigo, Jack Harrison and Mateusz Klich provide some sprinklings of magic too.

Where is Leeds’ stadium?

Leeds play at the legendary 38,000-seater Elland Road Stadium in Leeds, which has been the club’s home since its formation in 1919. It is known for its excellent atmosphere as the Leeds faithful pack out the stands week-in and week-out.

When is the next Leeds Premier League game?

Kicking off the season on August 14, Leeds faced a difficult trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in their opening Premier League fixture, which resulted in a 5-1 loss for the Elland Road side. Seven days later, Leeds faced Everton in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Up next on August 29 is a trip to Burnley who have failed to pick up any points so far this season.

Leeds Premier League fixtures

The Leeds Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:

DateTimeMatchResult
14/08/202115:00Manchester United v Leeds United5-1
21/08/202115:00Leeds United v Everton2-2
28/08/202115:00Burnley v Leeds United
11/09/202115:00Leeds United v Liverpool
18/09/202115:00Newcastle United v Leeds United
25/09/202115:00Leeds United v West Ham United
02/10/202115:00Leeds United v Watford
16/10/202115:00Southampton v Leeds United
23/10/202115:00Leeds United v Wolverhampton
30/10/202115:00Norwich City v Leeds United
06/11/202115:00Leeds United v Leicester City
20/11/202115:00Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United
27/11/202115:00Brighton v Leeds United
30/11/202119:45Leeds United v Crystal Palace
04/12/202115:00Leeds United v Brentford
11/12/202115:00Chelsea v Leeds United
15/12/202120:00Manchester City v Leeds United
18/12/202115:00Leeds United v Arsenal
26/12/202115:00Liverpool v Leeds United
28/12/202115:00Leeds United v Aston Villa
01/01/202215:00Leeds United v Burnley
15/01/202215:00West Ham United v Leeds United
22/01/202215:00Leeds United v Newcastle United
08/02/202219:45Aston Villa v Leeds United
12/02/202215:00Everton v Leeds United
19/02/202215:00Leeds United v Manchester United
26/02/202215:00Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur
05/03/202215:00Leicester City v Leeds United
12/03/202215:00Leeds United v Norwich City
14/08/202115:00Manchester United v Leeds United
21/08/202115:00Leeds United v Everton
28/08/202115:00Burnley v Leeds United
11/09/202115:00Leeds United v Liverpool
18/09/202115:00Newcastle United v Leeds United
25/09/202115:00Leeds United v West Ham United
02/10/202115:00Leeds United v Watford
16/10/202115:00Southampton v Leeds United
23/10/202115:00Leeds United v Wolverhampton

What are the Leeds odds to win the Premier League?

After cementing their Premier League spot last season with an impressive ninth place finish, the ambitious Leeds faithful will be hoping they can improve on that this season. They are currently 11/2 to finish inside the top-six, and a more ambitious 150/1 to win the league for the first time since 1992. At the other end of the table, Leeds are currently 14/1 to be relegated this season. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.

What are the Leeds odds to win the next game?

Leeds face Burnley at Turf Moor and go in favourites to beat Dyche’s side at 5/4. Leeds are 21/10 to score in both halves while the odds of both teams scoring are 8/13.

What’s the latest Leeds transfer and injury news?

Leeds have been active in the transfer market this summer, with two major signings thus far. Jack Harrison made his loan move permanent after joining from Man City and left back Junior Firpo signed from Barcelona. Leeds are still being linked with Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien, with a reported £7million package deal on the table.

With the likes of Adam Forshaw and Helder Costa returning to pre-season training following injuries at the end of last season, Leeds look set to go to battle with an almost fully fit squad to choose from. Diego Llorente has missed both of Leeds’ matches so far however Bielsa has indicted his return is not far off. Rodrigo was on the bench against Everton after reporting a slight muscular issue but he should be up for selection as might Robin Koch although his situation is less clear.