Leeds and Wolves will face off in their first league match of the season for a second time, last doing so in 2012-13 in the Championship with the Whites winning 1-0 thanks to a Luciano Becchio goal; Wolves were relegated to League One at the end of the season.
Wolves are unbeaten in four away league games against Leeds United (W3 D1) since a 2-1 defeat back in April 2016 in the Championship under Kenny Jackett.
— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) August 6, 2022
Wolves have only failed to score in one of their last 13 league games against Leeds (W7 D2 L4), doing so in a 1-0 home loss in October 2016. They’ve scored in their last six league visits to Elland Road since a 1-0 loss in August 2012.
Leeds scored a 90th minute goal in both Premier League meetings with Wolves last season, with these earning the Whites a point at Elland Road (1-1) and all three points at Molineux (3-2).
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 6, 2022
Leeds have lost their opening Premier League match in each of their two seasons since returning to the top-flight, shipping nine goals in defeats to Liverpool (3-4 in 2020-21) and Man Utd (1-5 in 2021-22). Prior to this, the Whites hadn’t lost their opening top-flight match in any of their previous 14 seasons at this level between 1990-91 and 2003-04.
Wolves have only lost their first Premier League match in one of their last six seasons (W3 D2), although that came last season when they were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City.
Leeds haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 Premier League home games, while the Whites have won just one of their last nine at Elland Road (D2 L6).
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 5, 2022
Wolves are without a win in seven Premier League games (D2 L5), while they’ve not kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine. Wolves are on the longest winless league run of all current Premier League sides (7).
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch has won his opening league game in four of his last five seasons in charge of various clubs, though the American did lose on MD1 with RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga last season.
New Leeds signing Luis Sinisterra was Feyenoord’s top goalscorer in all competitions last season, though just 12 of his 23 goals came in the league. He would be the first Colombian to play for Leeds United in the Premier League.