Soccer Selections: Expect Leeds United To Bounce Back Against Everton

Leeds United should not have wait long to get back to its scoring ways from the first three games of the English Premier League season.

Jesse Marsch's side return home to Elland Road on Tuesday afternoon to face an Everton squad that has been brutal on the road since the calendar flipped to 2022.

Everton has one road victory in its last 12 road matches in league play. The Toffees have two wins away from Goodison Park in the FA Cup during that span, but they were both against teams in lower divisions.

Leeds is off to the much better start in the young season and its pressure-dominated system could tire out the visiting Toffees, who are bound for the relegation race at the moment.

Leeds is one of a few sides worth taking advantage of over the next three days. A few bottom feeders in England, Italy and France should be faded because there is no end in sight for their poor starts.

Soccer Selections

Overall Record: 10-14 (6-4 Weekend Record)

Leeds United (+115) vs. Everton (Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET)

Despite failing to score over the weekend, Leeds United still has the seventh-best expected goals (xG) total in the Premier League.

Leeds produced multiple goals in its first two EPL home games, and it put up a three spot on Barnsley in the League Cup last week.

Jesse Marsch's side is primed for a bounce-back performance against Everton due to its abundance of options in the final third compared to what the Toffees have available.

Everton could have Neal Maupay play in some capacity after his transfer from Brighton, but he is not at a 90-minute fitness level yet.

Leeds should once again benefit from the early form out of Rodrigo, Brenden Aaronson and others to create a handful of chances on the visitors.

Everton allowed over 10 shots to each of its four league opponents, and while its shots on target concession has not been ideal, the Toffees are still giving up a high volume of attempts.

Leeds is in a much better position to win the match and it could be worth looking at Rodrigo to score at +160 since he has four tallies already for the fifth-place side.

Bournemouth vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (+110) (Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. ET)

Bournemouth has quickly become an automatic fade.

There are plenty of reasons why the Cherries should pick up their fourth straight loss on Wednesday at home against Wolves.

Wolves have not been very exciting to watch this season, but they have been tough to break down. They allowed two goals in their last three contests against Fulham, Tottenham and Newcastle.

Wolves may be in 19th place, but the return of Raul Jimenez and a more cohesive attack should allow them to start picking up more points as early as Wednesday.

Bournemouth has the second-highest expected goals against (xGA) total in the EPL at 7.4 and Wolves are coming off a match in which they produced their best shots on target total since the opener against Leeds.

Wolves' strong backbone and Bournemouth's lack of punch up top should make this a game in which Wolves need one or two goals to feel comfortable getting three points.

Leicester City vs. Manchester United (+105) (Thursday, 3 p.m. ET)

Leicester City is the biggest disappointment of the EPL season to date.

The Foxes are buried in 20th place with the second-worst defense in the EPL. Only Bournemouth has a worst goals against mark going into the midweek matches.

Manchester United quickly turned its disastrous start around with consecutive victories and it should take advantage of Leicester's defensive inefficiencies through Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and others.

United's back line has been impressive during the two-game turnaround and that unit should slow down an attacking unit from Leicester that has not gotten much out of Jamie Vardy yet.

The Lisandro Martinez-Raphael Varane center-back pairing has worked and it should limit Leicester's chances as the Red Devils push for their second straight road win.

Serie A

Roma vs. Monza (Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET)

Roma Team Total Over 2.5 Goals (-105)

Roma is tied for the highest xG in Serie A, but it has just three goals to show for it.

The goals will eventually roll in for Jose Mourinho's club and that could happen on Tuesday against Monza, who has three losses in three games.

Monza carries the second-highest xGA in the Italian top flight at 7.1 and the third-worst expected goal differential at -4.

This match should have the feel of a one-sided contest and may serve as a chance for Roma's attack to finally put a big number on the scoreboard.

Ligue 1

Montpellier (+110) vs. Ajaccio (Wednesday, 1 p.m. ET)

Montpellier delivered the most lopsided result of the Ligue 1 weekend by beating Brest by seven goals.

That result may not be replicated on Wednesday, but a multi-goal win could be easily attainable against the bottom team in the French table.

Ajaccio conceded multiple goals in three of its first four games and it has the second-worst goal scoring total with three tallies in its favor.

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