Salford City v Leeds United Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th August 2019

United too good for City at Moor Lane

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Salford City v Leeds United Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 13th August 19.45pm

Salford City will be involved in their first ever EFL Cup matchup on Tuesday when the EFL League Two new boys welcome English giants Leeds United to Moor Lane. Marcelo Bielsa’s side make the trip to Greater Manchester as the clear favourites to get the job done and book their place in the next round, but Graham Alexander’s men will not give Leeds an easy ride at Moor Lane. This has the potential to be an intriguing cup tie in midweek.

Salford City v Leeds United Betting Odds*

Salford City 5/1
Draw 10/3
Leeds United 1/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 17:30 p.m.)
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Salford City News and Form – Can the Ammies cause a huge upset?

What a rise Salford City have been on over the last few years. Backed by several of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’, the Ammies have secured a number of promotions in recent times. They now find themselves in the Football League for the first very time in their 79-year history.

Salford finished the National League in third spot last term, setting up a play-off semi-final with Eastleigh. City won on penalties to earn their place in the play-off final against Fylde. Alexander’s men were excellent at Wembley Stadium, with goals from Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Carl Piergianni and Ibou Touray sealing a comfortable 3-0 win.

 

Both teams to score
Yes10/11
No10/11

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Salford got their League Two campaign off to the perfect start, beating Stevenage 2-0 at Moor Lane. Dieseruvwe’s was City’s hero, netting twice, which were Salford’s first Football League goals. Unfortunately for Alexander’s boys, they were bought back down to earth with a bang at Crawley Town last Saturday, losing 2-0 at Broadfield Stadium.

The Salford faithful will relish Tuesday’s clash with the mighty Leeds at Moor Lane. But have they got it in them to cause an almighty upset?

Salford City v Leeds United Head to Head

Tuesday’s EFL Cup clash at Moor Lane will be the first ever meeting between Salford City and Leeds United.

 

Key-Facts – Salford City v Leeds United

  • Salford won 14 times at home in the National League last season
  • Leeds picked up 37 away points in last season’s Championship
  • United started their season with an away win at Bristol City

 

Leeds United News and Form – Will Bielsa’s boys be too strong at Moor Lane?

Leeds United are the favourites to win the Championship title, but the Whites dropped two points against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road last time out. United looked to be on their way to another three points, but a late goal from Lewis Grabban gave Forest a deserved point in the 1-1 draw.

Prior to Saturday’s stalemate, Leeds kicked off their league season with a convincing win against Bristol City. United were superb at Ashton Gate, with Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison on the scoresheet in the 3-1 victory.

Leeds were knocked out by Preston North End in the second round of this competition last term, which was Bielsa’s first defeat as United boss. Promotion to the Premier League will be number one priority for the Yorkshire club, but Leeds are capable of going on a good run in this tournament this season.

Leeds will be desperate to avoid a cup upset on Tuesday. In truth, the Championship side should have too much quality for their fourth-tier opponents at Moor Lane.

Salford City v Leeds United Tips & Odds

Leeds United to win -1 at 11/8
Pablo Hernandez to score first at 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 17:33 p.m.)

Salford City v Leeds United Predictions

Leeds United win: Bielsa’s troops were very impressive on the road in the Championship last season, winning 11 of their 23 away fixtures. Meanwhile, only Norwich City (45), Sheffield United (40) – who were both promoted to the Premier League – and Bristol City (38) picked up more than United’s 37 away points. Leeds also started this season with an away victory at Ashton Gate. This will be a great occasion for everyone involved with Salford, and the hosts will do their best to make life difficult for the Championship side. However, my money is going on Leeds to win -1 at 11/8.

United midfielder Pablo Hernandez has made an outstanding start to his season. The Spaniard, who is widely regarded as one of the best players outside of the Premier League, has scored in both league games so far this term. Have a punt on Hernandez to net anytime on Tuesday at 13/8.


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