Bristol City v Leeds United Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th August 2019

Massive three points on the road for United

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Bristol City v Leeds United Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 4th August 16.30pm

On Sunday afternoon in the EFL Championship, Lee Johnson’s Bristol City and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United lock horns at Ashton Gate in the standout fixture of the opening weekend. The Robins will be pushing for a play-off spot this season, while United are the bookies’ favourites to win the division. This will no doubt be a cracking matchup at Ashton Gate, but who will prevail?

Bristol City v Leeds United Betting Odds*

Bristol City 11/5
Draw 12/5
Leeds United 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 3rd, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.)
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Championship Title Odds 2019/20?

Leeds 9/2 4/1 4/1
Fulham 6/1 6/1 6/1
Cardiff 9/1 10/1 9/1
West Brom 12/1 10/1 10/1
Middlesbrough 20/1 16/1 20/1
Stoke 12/1 12/1 12/1
Derby 16/1 16/1 20/1
Huddersfield 25/1 20/1 20/1
Brentford 10/1 12/1 10/1
Bristol City 16/1 16/1 20/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from Bet365, Betvictor & Ladbrokes on August 3rd, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.)
Leeds United to win the Championship Title 2019/20 at bet365

Bristol City News and Form – Can the Robins push for the play-offs?

Bristol City just missed out on the play-offs last season, finishing in eighth spot, four points behind sixth place. Nevertheless, the Robins had one of their best seasons in the Championship for years. Overall, City won 19, drew 13 and lost 14 of their 46 Championship encounters.

Their results at Ashton Gate cost them a top six position last season. Johnson’s side really struggled in front of their home supporters, winning just eight times on their own patch. Only Ipswich Town (three), Bolton Wanderers (four), Rotherham United, Millwall and Birmingham City (all seven) picked up fewer home wins.


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Things were far different away from home, though, as Bristol City were one of the best travellers in the second tier last term. Norwich City and Sheffield United, who were both promoted to the Premier League, were the only sides better on the road, with the Robins picking up an impressive 38 away points.

The club have brought in the likes of Daniel Bentley, Tommy Rowe and Sammi Szmodics in the summer, with Frank Fielding, Eros Pisano and Lloyd Kelly moving on. Meanwhile, Brighton & Hove Albion have just bid £20m for City’s Adam Webster.

Bristol City are more than capable of causing Leeds problems on Sunday, but their home form will need to improve drastically this term if they are going to trouble the top six.

Bristol City v Leeds United Head to Head

Leeds did the double over Bristol City last term, scoring three and conceding none

United are unbeaten in five against the Robins (four wins, one draw)

There has not been a goalless draw in this fixture since April 1979

City’s last victory over United came in a Championship fixture at Ashton Gate back in September 2016


Key-Facts – Bristol City v Leeds United

  • Bristol City were beaten seven times in the league at Ashton Gate last season
  • Leeds picked up 11 away victories
  • United claimed just one point from their last four regular season matches last term


Leeds United News and Form – Can the title favourites get off to a winning start?

Leeds United go into the new season as the favourites to win the Championship title. United are available at just 9/2 ahead of this weekend’s trip to Ashton Gate. After missing out in the play-off last term, the Whites will be desperate to make amends this time around.

Leeds looked nailed on for a top two finish in the latter weeks of last term, but just one point from the last 12 on offer in the regular season put paid to their automatic promotion hopes. The Yorkshire club were then beaten by Derby County in the play-off semi-finals.

More players have left Elland Road than arrived this summer, with the likes of Pontus Jansson, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Samuel Saiz – plus a number of others – all moving on. However, United still have one of the strongest squads in the league.

Bielsa is a very experienced manager, and Leeds have done very well to keep hold of the Argentinian. However, only promotion to the Premier League will do for the Whites faithful this season.

Bristol City v Leeds United Tips & Odds

Leeds United to win at 7/5
To win to nil – Leeds United at 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 3rd, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.)

Bristol City v Leeds United Predictions

Leeds United win: Bielsa’s men will be eager to make a fast start after their disappointment in the play-offs in May. It will be very interesting to see how United cope with the favourites tag, but I fancy them to claim a big three points away from home on the opening weekend. Back Leeds to prevail at 7/5. The Yorkshire side beat Bristol City home and away last season without conceding a single goal. With that in mind, have a punt on Leeds to win to nil again on Sunday at 3/1.