Leeds United v Birmingham City Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th October 2019

Comfortable home win for United

Leeds United v Birmingham City Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 19th October 15.00pm

Having lost at Millwall before the international break, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will be gunning for all three points this weekend. At Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City visit West Yorkshire. The home team are the strong favourites with the bookies, but can the Blues cause an upset at Elland Road? This promises to be an entertaining EFL Championship fixture.

Leeds United v Birmingham City Betting Odds*

Leeds United 2/5
Draw 7/2
Birmingham City 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 15:30 p.m.)
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Leeds United News and Form – United to claim a big win on Saturday?

Leeds United crashed to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to rivals Millwall at The Den before the break. Gaetano Berardi’s early red card swung the game in the Lions’ favour, with Jed Wallace scoring the resulting penalty. United rallied after the break, but Millwall held on for the narrow win in London.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have not quite been at their best in recent weeks, losing three of their last six in the Championship. Meanwhile, the title favourites have won only two of six league and cup matches at Elland Road, losing to Stoke City (EFL Cup) and Swansea City (league) along the way.

 

Both teams to score
Yes11/10
No69/100

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Despite their patchy form, Leeds are just two points off the top in fifth place. The Whites have also conceded the fewest goals, shipping just seven times in 11 Championship encounters. The Yorkshire club will be desperate for all three points on Saturday.

Leeds United v Birmingham City Head to Head

Birmingham did the double over Leeds last term, winning 2-1 at Elland Road and 1-0 on home soil

A Che Adams goal gave City a 1-0 victory back in April

The Blues have won the last three meetings, shipping just once along the way

Leeds’ last victory over Birmingham came in September 2017

 

Key-Facts – Leeds United v Birmingham City

  • United have lost three of their last six
  • Birmingham have taken three points from the last 12 on offer
  • Leeds have conceded the least amount of goals in the Championship so far (seven)

 

Birmingham City News and Form – Zero points for the Blues at Elland Road?

Birmingham City have had a mixed start to their season under new manager Pep Clotet. The Blues are currently in 12th place, winning five, losing five and drawing one of their opening 11. The Midlands club have scored 11 and shipped 14 in the process.

However, Birmingham stopped a run of three successive losses with a vital home win over Middlesbrough last time out. With the game level at 1-1, Odin Bailey’s 89th-minute strike won the points for the Blues.

Birmingham have been poor away from home, losing five of their six away league and cup fixtures since winning 1-0 at Brentford on the opening weekend. After beating Charlton Athletic 1-0 at The Valley over a month back, City have lost their last two on the road, losing 3-2 at Derby County and 1-0 at Wigan Athletic.

Leeds United v Birmingham City Tips & Odds

Leeds United to win -2 at 11/4
To win to nil – Leeds United at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 15:33 p.m.)

Leeds United v Birmingham City Predictions

Leeds United win: Bielsa and his boys will still be hurting from their loss to Millwall before the break. The Whites have had a long time to think about what went wrong at The Den, and they will be eager to make amends on Saturday.

Despite winning at Griffin Park and The Valley, Birmingham have been poor on the road this season. Leeds should be too strong for the Blues in this one, so have a punt on United to win -2 at the decent odds of 11/4.

Leeds have won seven times in all competitions this term, with six of those victories coming with clean sheets. You can get the hosts at 11/10 to win to nil again at the weekend.


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