Leeds United vs Crewe Alexandra Betting Tip Home Win -2 – 24 August 2021

Leeds too strong for Alex at Elland Road

Leeds United vs Crewe Alexandra
24th August 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Home Win -2
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/5 odds taken 1633 GMT, Monday 23 August

Leeds United will be looking for their first win of the 2021-22 season when they welcome Crewe Alexandra to Elland Road in EFL Cup action on Tuesday night. Also, after shipping seven goals in two games, Marcelo Bielsa would love a clean sheet. Leeds head into this home cup clash as the overwhelming favourites, but can the EFL League One Railwaymen cause an upset at Elland Road? We have the latest betting odds and tips in our in-depth preview.

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Leeds United Preview – Will the Whites claim an easy cup win?

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have taken just one point from their opening two league matches. However, they have had a tough start, kicking off at Old Trafford before hosting Everton last time out.

On the opening weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season, the Whites fell to a humbling defeat to rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. They were level in the 50th minute, but four Man United goals in 16 second-half minutes blew Leeds away. The Yorkshire giants restored some pride with a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Rafa Benitez’s Everton last time out.

Our betting prediction:
Leeds to be winning at half time & full time

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(odds taken 1637 GMT, Monday 23 August)

After two testing Premier League games, Leeds will be desperate for a straightforward win in the cup on Tuesday night. As expected, United are the big favourites with the bookies to go through.

Crewe Alexandra Preview – Railwaymen to fall to big defeat at Elland Road?

David Artell’s Crewe Alexandra head to Elland Road in poor form. After opening up their League One campaign with a 1-1 home draw with Cheltenham Town, Crewe have lost three on the spin in the league.

In the past ten days, the Alex have lost to Portsmouth, Oxford United and Accrington Stanley, scoring none and shipping four. However, they did pick up a win in the first round of the EFL Cup a fortnight ago, with Callum Ainley scoring in a 1-0 away win at Hartlepool United.

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After three defeats on the bounce, a trip to Elland Road in the cup might be a blessing in disguise. However, although Crewe will enjoy the occasion, they could be on the wrong end of a hammering in West Yorkshire.


Leeds United vs Crewe Alexandra Betting Advice

When Leeds had their stint in League One over a decade ago, these two met each other four times. They also squared off in the EFL Championship in the 2004-05 & 2005-06 seasons. Crewe’s last win over Leeds came in November ’05.

In the 2008-09 League One season, when the pair last locked horns, United beat Alex home and away, scoring eight times along the way. Leeds are unbeaten in five against Crewe, winning four and drawing one.


Key Facts – Leeds United vs Crewe Alexandra Betting Tip

  • Leeds have scored eight goals in their last two against Crewe
  • Alexandra have lost three in a row
  • Crewe are currently in 22nd spot in League One


In truth, Leeds should pick up a sizeable cup victory in front of their home fans on Tuesday night. Take a punt on the hosts to win -2 at 11/5.

Since making a £17m switch from Rennes in September 2019, Brazilian Raphinha has been a big hit at Elland Road. He scored his seventh Premier League goal for Leeds in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton. Raphinha is available at 5/1 to score the opener on Tuesday.


The best betting odds for Leeds United vs Crewe Alexandra

Leeds United to win: 1/3 at Bet365
Draw: 4/1 at Bet365
Crewe Alexandra to win: 17/2 at Bet365