Leeds United v Brentford Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st August 2019

United to edge past Bees

Championship Betting

Leeds United v Brentford Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 21st August 19.45pm

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Thomas Frank’s Brentford meet in a mouth-watering match at Elland Road in the EFL Championship on Wednesday night. These two clubs will be expecting to be there or thereabouts in the promotion hunt come the end of the season. Leeds, who are the title favourites, lead the way at the top of the Championship table after taking seven points from a possible nine. Meanwhile, the Bees find themselves in midtable after three games.

Leeds United v Brentford Betting Odds*

Leeds United 3/5
Draw 16/5
Brentford 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 13:30 p.m.)
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Leeds United News and Form – Leaders to win again?

Marcelo Bielsa’s boys have made a strong start to their season. The Whites missed out in the play-off semi-finals last term, but they seem hell-bent on putting things right this time around. Leeds have started with two wins and a draw from their opening three Championship matches.

United kicked off with an impressive 3-1 win at Bristol City on the opening weekend. They were then held to a disappointing 1-1 home draw by Nottingham Forest. However, Leeds returned to winning ways last time out, claiming a comfortable victory against Wigan Athletic. Two Patrick Bamford goals gave the Whites an easy 2-0 win at the DW Stadium.

 

Winner between 00:00 and 15:00 mins
Leeds73/20
Brentford27/4

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Leeds were very strong at Elland Road last term on their way to a third-place finish in the Championship. United won 14 times on their own patch, scoring 38 goals along the way. After dropping points against Forest in their opening home match of this season, can they hit back with a win at Elland Road on Wednesday?

Leeds have been exceptional so far, winning three and drawing one of four league and cup matches. After cruising to a win at Wigan last weekend, Bielsa’s men will be targeting a third league victory of the season in midweek.

Leeds United v Brentford Head to Head

Brentford picked up four points from the two Championship meetings last term

Pontus Jansson, who is now a Bees player, scored late to rescue a 1-1 draw for Leeds in the last matchup between the two at Elland Road

Leeds have won just one of the last five Championship meetings

The Bees have not won at Elland Road since February 2015

 

Key-Facts – Leeds United v Brentford

  • Leeds sit top on seven points
  • Brentford have won just one of their opening four league and cup matches
  • The Bees picked up only three away league victories last season

 

Brentford News and Form – Can the Bees pick up a positive result in Yorkshire?

Brentford have been tipped to have a good season under Thomas Frank. In fact, at the time of writing, the Bees are priced at just 9/2 with bet365 to be promoted. Meanwhile, you can get them at 16/1 to win the league outright.

The Bees have had a mixed start to their season. The London outfit began with a shock 1-0 home loss to Birmingham City. However, they hit back with a solid 1-0 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, with Ollie Watkins getting the only goal of the game.

Brentford were knocked out of the League Cup in the first round by EFL League Two side Cambridge United last week, and they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull City at Griffin Park in the Championship last Saturday. Therefore, the Bees could certainly do with a positive result from Wednesday’s trip to Yorkshire.

Brentford were poor travellers in the Championship last term, winning just three away matches all season. In fact, only Rotherham United, Reading, Wigan and Ipswich Town picked up fewer away wins. However, after winning their opening away match of this season, can the Bees follow that up with another away triumph in this one?

Leeds United v Brentford Tips & Odds

Leeds United to win at 3/5
Patrick Bamford to score first at 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 13:30 p.m.)

Leeds United v Brentford Predictions

Leeds United win: Like many predicted, Leeds have made a strong start to their season. Brentford, who could also be in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League this season, will no doubt be tough opponents for the Whites on Wednesday. Still, Leeds should get the job done on their own patch. Back the hosts to prevail at 3/5.

Patrick Bamford has been in red-hot form at the start of this season. The Leeds hitman has already helped himself to three goals in three Championship games. The 25-year-old is a real goalscorer at this level, and I fancy him to get on the scoresheet in this one. Bamford is priced at 10/3 to net first on Wednesday.


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