Leeds United vs Cardiff City Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th December 2019

Three more points for the Championship leaders

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Leeds United vs Cardiff City Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 14th December 15.00pm

Rivals Leeds United and Cardiff City meet at Elland Road in the EFL Championship on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s boys moved to the top of the table with a comfortable home win over Hull City in midweek. As for the Bluebirds, they were beaten for the first time under new manager Neil Harris. Cardiff have a superb record over United in recent times, but Leeds are the strong favourites this weekend.

Leeds United vs Cardiff City Betting Odds*

Leeds United 1/3
Draw 17/4
Cardiff City 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 13th, 2019 at 14:00 p.m.)
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Leeds United vs Cardiff City Live Stats & Betting Odds

Leeds United News and Form – Eighth straight Championship victory for the leaders?

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are the form team of the Championship at the moment. Since losing 2-1 to Millwall at The Den in early October, the Whites have won eight and drawn two of the following ten.

Tuesday’s win over Hull City at Elland Road was their seventh Championship victory in a row. Although Leeds were made to wait until the 73rd minute for the breakthrough, United’s 2-0 victory was comfortable enough in the end. An own goal and a smart finish from Ezgjan Alioski did the damage.

 

Draw no bet
Leeds9/100
Cardiff32/5

Bet at 22Bet

 

Leeds have been faultless at home since a 1-1 draw with Derby County in September. Bielsa’s troops have claimed consecutive home wins over West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough and Hull City, scoring 12 and conceding just one along the way.

Leeds moved to the top after the results in midweek, as West Brom were held to a 1-1 draw by Wigan Athletic. With the pair level on points, will United still be at the summit at the end of the weekend?

Leeds United vs Cardiff City Head to Head

Cardiff have a phenomenal record in this fixture over the years, winning 15 of the last 23 league and cup meetings

The Bluebirds have won the last three, beating United 4-1 at Elland Road when they last met

The last draw between the pair was back in April 2012

Cardiff have won seven of the last 11 league meetings at Elland Road, losing just one of those

 

Key-Facts – Leeds United vs Cardiff City

  • Leeds will be going for an eighth straight win this weekend
  • Cardiff have picked up just one away victory this season
  • United have won six in a row at Elland Road

 

Cardiff City News and Form – Bluebirds’ winning run against Leeds to come to an end?

Cardiff City were beaten for the first time since Neil Harris arrived in midweek. Despite a late rally, the Bluebirds lost 2-1 to Brentford at Griffin Park, with Marlon Pack pulling one back after the Bees had raced into a two-goal lead.

Prior to that reverse in London, Cardiff had moved up to eighth after three successive wins. City had seen off Stoke City, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley.

Cardiff are very solid in the Welsh capital, with only Preston North End accumulating more home points thus far, but they have certainly had their woes on the road. City’s win at the City Ground last month remains their only away victory of the season. A trip to Elland Road will arguably be their toughest test yet.

Leeds United vs Cardiff City Tips & Odds

Leeds United to be winning at half time and full time at 10/11
2-0 correct score – Leeds United at 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 13th, 2019 at 14:05 p.m.)

Leeds United vs Cardiff City Predictions

Leeds United win: Cardiff have definitely been a bogey team for Leeds in recent years. The Bluebirds have won the last three meetings, thumping United 4-1 at Elland Road in the last game back in February 2018.

However, Leeds are a completely different team these days under the management of the excellent Bielsa, and they have hardly put a foot wrong this season. Harris’ Cardiff could be tough opponents for the leaders on Saturday, but Leeds’ qualities should shine through. I’m backing the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at 10/11.

Leeds’ last three wins against the Welsh side have come with clean sheets. Have a punt on the home team to win 2-0 (5/1) on Saturday.


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