LEEDS UNITED v NOTTINGHAM FORESTWednesday 25th January 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Although Leeds United suffered a 3-2 defeat away at Barnsley last weekend, they’ll still remain in confident mood ahead of their Wednesday night clash against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road as the hosts possess a pretty solid record on home turf.
Garry Monk’s Leeds side have been in impressive form in recent weeks as they’ve chalked up five wins from their last six in the Championship which has seen them lift themselves up into play-off contention, sitting in fourth place in the league table.
Leeds’ home record stands at 9-2-3 19/9 and Monk’s influence has seen an improvement in their defensive qualities as they’ve kept seven clean sheets to date, including five on the trot in recent times, with recent wins over Aston Villa, Reading, Brentford, Rotherham United and Derby County all being to nil.
Visitors Nottingham Forest changed managers recently with former boss Philip Montagnier being shown the door after some dreadful results, and Gary Brazil has now taken over at the helm at the City Ground.
As is usually the case, this has seen an instant turnaround in form with Forest taking a point at Birmingham City in a 0-0 draw and then securing a vital three points last weekend with a 1-0 home win over strugglers Bristol City.
But it remains to be sen if they can continue this improvement in results and a tough trip to Leeds United should give us a better idea of where they’re at; Nottingham Forest are without an away win for four matches on their travels as they’ve suffered defeats at Derby County, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United before the point at Birmingham.
Pick: Leeds United to win @ 1.80 Betfair
24th January 2017 /
LEEDS UNITED v DERBY COUNTYFriday 13th January 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Leeds United showed great character by coming from a goal behind away at Cambridge United in the third round of the FA Cup as they eventually overcame their League Two opponents with a 2-1 win to send them into the next round.
Leeds take on Derby County next in a Championship clash on Friday night at Elland Road with the west Yorkshire outfit on a decent run of form which has seen them go six matches without defeat in al competitions, which includes league wins over Reading, Brentford, Preston North End and Rotherham United.
Leeds’ overall home record stands at 8-2-3 18/9 and this includes winning their last four on the trot on home turf in addition to keeping clean sheets in all of these victories. Leading goalscorer Wood (13 goals) should return to the starting line-up here after being rested on the bench for the cup game.
Visitors Derby County crashed to a 3-0 defeat away at Norwich City in the Championship prior to their triumphant third round FA Cup win away at Premier League West Brom, although wins over teams in the Premier League are now taken with a slight pinch of salt due to the league taking precedent over the cup nowadays.
Nevertheless, Derby make the trip north on the back of just one defeat from their last 11 matches overall in the English second tier, although there still appears to be further attention required to Derby’s results away from home as The Rams’ away record stands at a slightly disappointing 5-3-4 12/13.
This is likely to be a close encounter, but I’ll back Leeds with the handicap here.
Pick: Leeds United AH+0.25 @ 1.58 Bet Victor
11th January 2017 /
LEEDS UNITED v ROTHERHAM UNITEDMonday 2nd January 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
It’s west versus south in this Yorkshire clash between hosts Leeds United and visitors Rotherham United at Elland Road on Monday afternoon with Leeds looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to five matches.
Leeds have recently posted wins against Reading, Brentford and Preston North End along with a valuable point away at unbeaten Aston Villa at Villa Park as Garry Monk’s team look to consolidate their current play-off position.
The words Leeds United and play-offs were a far and distant dream for many a manager before Monk took over as the club experienced its most turbulent period in its history, but the arrival of the former Swansea City manager has steadied the ship and the hosts are now making headway in the English second tier.
Visitors Rotherham United recently slumped to another defeat last Thursday when they went down 2-1 at home to fellow relegation rivals Burton Albion at their New York Stadium, and The Millers have been cast adrift at the bottom of the Championship as a result.
Rotherham now find themselves 11 points behind Cardiff City who occupy the safety position of 21st in the Championship, and with a trip to an in-form Leeds United pending, Rotherham may take another step towards relegation here this afternoon.
Despite recent home wins over QPR and Wigan Athletic, Rotherham’s away form has been simply disastrous as their record of 0-1-11 10/33 indicates, as well as having lost their last four trips on the trot at Derby County, Burton Albion, Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday.
This should be a straightforward win for Leeds here.
2nd January 2017 /
ASTON VILLA v LEEDS UNITEDThursday 29th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Aston Villa have climbed into the top half of the Championship thanks to a revival that was kick-started by the arrival of new manager Steve Bruce who is hugely experienced at getting teams promoted from this division.
Villa head into Thursday night’s encounter with Leeds United on the back of wins over QPR and Burton Albion and another three points this evening could see the west midlands club move into 7th place and closer to the play-off pack.
Aston Villa hold a decent record at Villa Park with a record that stands at 6-5-0 18/9 as they still remain unbeaten on home turf and indeed, they’re the only side to remain so this season to date. However, despite conceding only 9 goals all season at home so far, they’ve kept just three clean sheets while both teams have scored at Villa Park in 8 of the 11 matches played.
Visitors Leeds United also installed a new manager at Elland Road with the arrival of Garry Monk after he was released by Swansea City, and Monk has worked wonders with his young Leeds outfit as they proudly sit in 5th place in the Championship after a few turbulent seasons in West Yorkshire.
Leeds are also in good form of late as they’ve recently secured wins over Reading, Brentford and Preston North End and they’ll be confident that they can take something from their trip to Birmingham on Thursday night as they push for a play-off place in the English second tier.
The Yorkshire side have blown hot and cold on their travels to date as they’ve tended not to deal in draws, but rather a win or lose mentality which is reflected in their away record that stands at 6-0-5 15/14.
I’m therefore confident that both teams can find the back of the net in this clash.
Pick: Both teams to score @ 2.10 Unibet
27th December 2016 /
LEEDS UNITED v BURTON ALBIONSaturday 29th October 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Leeds United registered a very useful three points in their last match with a 1-0 win away at Molineux against Wolves and Garry Monk’s boys now host new-boys Burton Albion at Elland Road on Saturday as they seek back-to-back wins in the Championship.
Leeds are now starting to gather some momentum back at Elland Road too under the guidance of Monk as they have now gone four matches without defeat on home soil having won three of the last four with wins gained over Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town and Barnsley along with a point shared with Wigan Athletic last time out.
After a shaky start, Monk now appears to have his side playing in his style and the points are starting to come, while in Chris Wood he has a striker that has scored goals on a consistent basis with 56 goals of his career total of 65 in the league have been in the Championship.
Visitors Burton Albion have done reasonably well in their first ever season in the Championship to date as they sit in 15th place as they’ve held their own so far in this new campaign. Manager Nigel Clough would also have been delighted with his side’s 2-0 home win over Birmingham City last Friday which puts them five points clear of the bottom four.
Burton have suffered just one defeat in their last five in the Championship which was a 2-0 loss away at Ipswich Town, and I daresay they’ll be heavily depending upon their form at their Pirelli Stadium to keep them out of trouble this term.
The Brewers are yet to register an away win at this level this season with an overall away record of 0-4-3 8/13 and they now come up against a Leeds United outfit who are starting to build momentum.
Pick: Leeds United AH-0.25 @ 1.77 Bet Victor
27th October 2016 /
LEEDS UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETICTuesday 18th October 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Although Leeds United have lost their last two away matches on the trot, they’ll head into their Tuesday night encounter with Wigan Athletic at Elland Road in reasonably confident mood as they chase a fourth consecutive win in the Championship on home turf.
Defeats on the road at Bristol City and Derby County have prevented the west Yorkshire club from moving up into the top half of the division, but manager Garry Monk seems the right man for the massive task of lifting the sleeping giant back into the big time.
Leeds hold a reasonable home record of 3-1-2 7/6 at Elland Road but they’ll be looking to further improve these stats with the visit of Wigan Athletic here tonight. Striker Chris Wood (5 goals) is the player to watch for the home side.
Visitors Wigan Athletic were held to a second stalemate on the trot in the English second tier on the weekend as they shared the points in a frustrating goalless draw with Burton Albion, which followed a previous 0-0 stalemate away at Brentford.
With just one league win from their last ten matches overall, Wigan’s hopes of re-igniting their fast-fading hopes of at least a play-off place in this campaign have all but disappeared even at this early stage as they sit third from bottom in the Championship.
The Latics have picked up just one point from the first possible 18 on offer away from home, thanks to the 0-0 draw at Brentford, but I fancy they’ll struggle at Leeds tonight on the back of an overall record of 0-1-5 6/11. In addition, Wigan have kept just three clean sheets from their last 15 on their travels.
Pick: Leeds United AH-0.25 @ 1.81 Bet Victor
18th October 2016 /
BURNLEY v LEEDS UNITEDSaturday 9th April 2016 - Kickoff: 1230hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
In Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off in the Championship, league leaders Burnley will be keen to extend their lead at the top over second placed Middlesbrough ahead of the rest of Saturday’s action which will follow later.
Burnley take on troubled outfit Leeds United at Turf Moor with an amazing 17-game unbeaten run under their belts as they look to make a quick return to the Premier League, something which the board at Burnley deserve for sticking with manager Sean Dyche following relegation last season.
The Clarets possess a very strong home record with stats of 13-5-2 35/13 and a ten-match run without defeat at Turf Moor has set them up nicely for the final straight of the season. In addition, Burnley have kept a total of 10 clean sheets at home so far this season.
Onto Leeds United and they’ve had to endure another difficult and ultimately disappointing season amidst changes of manager and inconsistent results on the field. They’re without a win from their last three Championship matches as they’ve lost to Huddersfield Town (4-1 at home) and away at Rotherham United - both against fellow Yorkshire rivals and these defeats won’t have been lost on their fans either!
Inconsistency on the road has been the general theme all season as Leeds possess an away record of 6-7-6 22/25 and they’ve kept just four clean sheets on their travels as well which could play into Burnley’s hands at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Pick: Burnley to win @ 1.57 Bet Victor
7th April 2016 /
LEEDS UNITED v MIDDLESBROUGHMonday 15th February 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Leeds United’s disappointing season continued last weekend when they went down to a 1-0 loss at home to Nottingham Forest at Elland Road, and the South Yorkshire outfit now find themselves in 16th place in the Championship as a result.
Leeds have now won just once in their last eight league matches overall which was a 1-0 home win over fourth from bottom club Bristol City, but there’s been little to cheer about for the Leeds faithful again this season with their club languishing in the bottom half of the English second tier.
Leeds’ overall home record stands at 4-5-6 12/16 although prior to the Nottingham Forest defeat they’d put together a five-match unbeaten run which included wins over Hull City, Preston North End and the aforementioned Bristol City.
Visitors Middlesbrough have drawn their last two Championship matches with 1-1 stalemates against Blackburn Rovers and MK Dons respectively, while they’ve now gone four matches without a win in the league.
Previous defeats against Bristol City and Nottingham Forest have pegged Boro back in their quest for an automatic promotion spot, although they still sit in second place just two points adrift of league leaders Hull City.
With Burnley and Brighton now hot on their heels, Boro will need to get something from their visit to Elland Road and with an overall away record of 7-3-4 18/12 and just one defeat from their last six away trips, they stand every chance of doing so.
Pick: Middlesbrough AH-0.25 @ 1.80 bet365
14th February 2016 /
BRENTFORD v LEEDS UNITEDTuesday 26th January 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Brentford ended a run of three straight defeats in the Championship on the weekend when they won 3-1 away at Preston North End which followed defeats to Birmingham City, Middlesbrough and Burnley.
However, Brentford will fancy their chances of taking all the points at Griffin Park this evening when they take on bottom half team Leeds United although their home record has been very inconsistent so far this season.
A record of 6-2-6 18/20 screams of inconsistency and in addition, The Bees are without a win from their last three on home turf following a 0-0 draw with Brighton and defeats to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough and Burnley. Having said that, Brentford hold a commanding 4-0-0 10/4 record at home against bottom half teams at Griffin Park so they’ll be keen to extend this record here tonight.
Visitors Leeds United also ended a run of five matches without victory in the Championship on Saturday when they beat strugglers Bristol City 1-0 at Elland Road and they’ll be looking to take advantage of a shaky Brentford at Griffin Park tonight to record back-to-back wins.
Leeds have previously suffered back-to-back defeats away at Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday amidst an overall away record of 4-6-4 16/17 as the Yorkshire outfit have also struggled for consistency on their travels.
Interestingly, their away performances against top half opposition has seen both teams score in four of these five encounters in such spots, and tonight’s game against Brentford is another of these situations.
Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.87 Comeon
25th January 2016 /
LEEDS UNITED v MK DONSSaturday 2nd January 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Championship Betting Tips
Leeds United’s impressive turnaround in form continued on Tuesday when they earned a point in a 2-2 draw against second placed Derby County which extended their unbeaten run to six matches in the Championship.
This improved form has seen Leeds lift themselves up into 12th spot while their home form has seen the Yorkshire club win three of their last five matches with wins over Cardiff City, Hull City and Preston North End amidst an overall home record of 3-4-5 10/14.
The hosts also possess a potent attacking force which includes strikers Antenucci and Wood as the goals have once again started to flow at Elland Road, and they may well fancy their chances of outscoring goal-shy MK Dons this afternoon.
Onto MK Dons then, and the visitors currently sit in 20th spot following their Monday defeat away at Birmingham City in a 1-0 loss and although The Dons have won six matches in the Championship to date, five of these have been recorded at their stadium:mk.
Away from home, MK Dons have struggled on the road all season which is reflected in their away record which stands at a very poor 1-3-8 8/18 with their one win being a 4-1 victory away at Rotherham United on their first trip of the season.
MK Dons have lost their last three away matches on the trot with defeats at Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City while they’ve also found scoring goals a big problem too as they’ve failed to score on seven occasions already in their 12 away matches.
I will go for a Leeds win here, but I’ll give the quarter ball in case it ends up a draw.
Pick: Leeds United AH-0.25 @ 1.68 Bet Victor
1st January 2016 /