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Leeds v Burton Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-10-29

Championship Tips


Saturday 29th October 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – 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


Leeds v Wigan Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-10-18

Championship Tips


Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – 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


Burnley v Leeds Betting Tips: 1, 2016-04-09

Championship Tips


Saturday 9th April 2016 – Kickoff: 1230hrs

Football – 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


Leeds v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2016-02-15

Championship Tips


Monday 15th February 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – 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


Brentford v Leeds Betting Tips: Both teams to score, 2016-01-26

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Tuesday 26th January 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – 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


Leeds v MK Dons Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-01-02

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Saturday 2nd January 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – 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


Leeds v Derby Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2015-12-29

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Tuesday 29th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Leeds United’s fortunes have definitely taken a turn for the better under the guidance of new manager Steve Evans as they’ve now put together a five-match unbeaten run in the Championship following a point away at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.

Recent wins over Hull City, Wolves and Preston North End have lifted Leeds away from the bottom region of the division, but they’ll face perhaps their biggest test yet at Elland Road this evening when they take on second placed Derby County.

Leeds’ overall home record stands at  3-3-5  8/12 despite winning three of their last four on home turf, while their record at home against top half teams reads a so-so  2-3-2  7/7. Strikers Wood and Antenucci are the danger men up front for the hosts tonight.

Visitors Derby County’s lead at the top of the Championship has been usurped by Middlesbrough’s 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on Monday night, but The Rams can claim top spot again with a win in Yorkshire tonight.

Derby have also been in impressive form of late in the English second tier as they’ve put together a three-match winning streak with victories over Bristol City, Ipswich Town and Fulham, scoring 7 goals and conceding none, while their away record stands at a solid-looking  6-4-1  12/5.

Their one defeat was in the east midlands derby away at Nottingham Forest but subsequent wins at Hull City and Ipswich Town prove they can get results at some of the stronger teams in the Championship. Midfielder Ince and forwards Martin and Russell should create plenty of goalscoring opportunities for The Rams tonight.

Pick: Derby County AH-0.25 @ 1.75 Bet Victor


Wolves v Leeds Betting Tip 1, 2015-12-17

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Thursday 17th December Kickoff: 1945hrs
Wolves v Leeds United
Football – England – Championship

With just over a week until Christmas, both Wolves and Leeds will be looking for some festive cheer as the two clash at Molineux. Neither of the teams will be pleased with their current position and the upcoming busy period provides an opportunity to improve their fortunes as the build towards the New Year.

Wolves would have thought they were on the cusp of ending their winless home run against Nottingham Forest on Friday, only to concede a late equaliser and extend that run to five games. Their last victory at Molineux came all the way back on the third of October. It had been a major source of frustration for Kenny Jackett who has enjoyed nothing but success in his spell in charge. He will be slightly comforted by the fact that his team are on an unbeaten run of five games, albeit with four of those being draws. If Wolves are to mount a serious challenge for the play-offs, it goes without saying that they must start converting those points, into three.

Leeds have been the epitome of inconsistent this term, mixing some terrific results with disastrous performances. Wins over local rivals Huddersfield and Hull are some of the highlights in what had been a largely underwhelming campaign. They currently sit in 18th position and remain closer to the bottom three than the top six. Whether or not a play-off spot is a realistic target for the club, considering the issues they are contending with off the field, is another matter, but a club their size have to strive to climb the Championship. Steve Evans – who replaced Uwe Rosler earlier in the season – is as ambitious as they come and will be drilling into his players the importance of gaining some much-needed consistency to achieve that.

Unsurprisingly on a long, winless run at home, Wolves have struggled to find the net in front of their own fans. Managing just two goals in five home games, Jackett has tried to shuffle his pack in a bid to improve their fortunes but Friday night’s game against Forest was a further illustration that the threat is still not what it needs to be. Adam Le Fondre was given the task of leading the line with Benik Afobe left on the bench. I would be surprised if that is the case against Leeds, as Afobe offers much more in a lone-striking role. Jacket may also look to play two up top as he has done in the past but whatever he decides, the manager will know that the supporters will be restless should it not be successful.

Only Brighton and Derby have lost fewer games away from home than Leeds this season which is somewhat of a surprise considering where they sit in the table. The Elland Road club have proved a difficult nut to crack for a lot of teams, with Middlesbrough and QPR the only two teams to have won on their own ground against them. Their style of play is certainly not the most attractive but it has been effective in allowing them to pick up some welcome points, and it will be no different on Thursday when they travel to face Wolves. Evans might not be everybody’s cup of tea but there’s no doubting he gets every bit of effort out his individual players and collectively, as a team.

Wolves v Leeds Betting Tips

This game is unlikely to be one of the most exciting and end-to-end contests to be played in the Championship this season, but if one of the team could get three points then that is all that matters. Wolves will certainly harbour hopes of gaining ground on the teams above them as the try to make their presence felt in the race for the play-offs, whilst Leeds will want to move away from the wrong end of the table.

Historically this is actually a high-scoring fixture with 20 goals coming in the last six encounters. I do not envisage that trend continuing as neither side have been in goalscoring form and are also short of confidence. With that in mind, I think this will come down to who makes the fewest mistakes and although Wolves have not won at home in over two months, they are in the middle of a decent run which suggests that their fortunes will turn soon. It might not be pretty and they home team will be made to work for it by Leeds, but fancy Wolves to edge it and get a vital win.

Wolves Evens @ Bet365


Leeds v Hull Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2015-12-05

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Saturday 5th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Leeds United were handed a second defeat on the trot last Saturday when they went down 1-0 away at QPR at Loftus Road which means the Elland Road outfit have now lost three of their last five matches.

In addition, Leeds have registered just two Championship wins from their last ten matches in the Championship overall which were victories over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, while Leeds’ overall home form has so far left a lot to be desired as they’ve recorded just one win under their belts so far this term.

Leeds’ overall home record reads a poor  1-3-5  5/11 as they’ve lost five of their last six at Elland Road and in fact they’ve won just twice at home in the Championship from their last 16 on home turf which is a woeful record and one which would have former legend Billy Bremner turning in his grave.

Visitors Hull City suffered their first defeat in twelve games in the Championship on Friday night when they lost 2-0 at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County at the KC Stadium. But with a fairly solid-looking away record which currently stands at  4-3-2  11/6 heading into today’s clash in Yorkshire, I daresay Steve Bruce and his boys will be confident of grabbing at least a point.

The Tigers have recently registered wins on the road at Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Brentford as they’ve started to build momentum on their travels following a run of six matches without defeat.

In addition, Hull have kept four clean sheets from their nine away matches so far and their solid defence could again be key to determining the outcome of this game.

I will therefore give the quarter-ball on the visitors as I expect them to just about sneak this one.

Pick: Hull City AH-0.25 @ 1.78 Bet Victor


Leeds v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2015-11-21

Championship Tips


Saturday 21st November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Back to the Championship, and this next match features an all-Yorkshire affair with an interesting twist – both teams’ managers face their former clubs for the first time since leaving, which adds an extra dimension to the fixture.

Former Rotherham United manager Steve Evans was sacked after a poor start to the season despite guiding the Millers to consecutive promotions in the football league, and he’d like nothing better than getting one over his former employers this afternoon at Elland Road.

Evans has started to turn things around for the famous Leeds United too in recent weeks as they’ve won their last three matches on the trot – Championship wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town were welcome and much-needed points, while they’ve also beaten Wycombe Wanderers in a friendly during the international break.

Visitors Rotherham United are now managed by former Leeds United boss Neil Redfern as he attempts to pull The Millers out of the early relegation mire with his side sitting rock-bottom in the Championship with just 9 points to their name.

But having lost their last four league matches on the trot with defeats to Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town (all of which were very tough matches), they now face a pumped-up Leeds united at Elland Road with a poor away record of  1-1-6  8/15 under their belts.

The one win came at Birmingham City, but Rotherham have since crashed to three away defeats on the trot and in addition, have kept just two clean sheets from their last 13 on the road, failing to score themselves on five occasions during this sequence.

My money is on Leeds United here although you might want to give the quarter-ball on the hosts for a little extra insurance, given the background to this fixture!

Pick: Leeds United AH-0.25 @ 1.62 Bet Victor