Leeds – Sunderland : Preview & Prediction
Leeds United and Sunderland play for Elland Road in a match of the 41st round of the Championship. In the last clash between these teams in this competition, on 19-08-2017, Leeds United won out by (0-2). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 victory for each team of the last 2 times that they met. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Leeds United Analysis
After 15 wins, 8 draws and 17 losses, the home team is in 13th place, having won 53 points. In the last match, he lost with Fulham away (2-0), having won 2-1 at home against Bolton in the previous game. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games of the league, Leeds United have won 4, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 14 points out of 30. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 1-0 (8 out of 20 matches). The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 40 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 19 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Leeds United come to this game with a 2-0 defeat at Fulham, adding to their second defeat in the last three games. In this game at home coach Paul Heckingbottom should not make major changes compared to the previous eleven, with Samu Sáiz being the main responsible for organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Lasogga is the best finisher of Leeds United with 10 goals scored. The frailties in the aerial game is something that has harmed the home team. For this game the coach can not count on Ayling due to injury.
Analysis of Sunderland
After 6 wins, 13 draws and 21 losses, the visiting team is in 23rd place, having won 31 points. In the last match, she lost with Sheffield Wednesday at home for (1-3), after the previous match had won out in a game against Derby County by (1-4). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 away Sunderland games have won 2, 3 draws and 5 defeats, having won 9 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 40 games in this competition, he has never managed to come back on the scoreboard in the 27 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sunderland come to this match after having lost to Sheffield Wednesday by 1-3, adding to their fourth defeat in the last five games. In this away game home coach Chris Coleman should maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, the 4-2-3-1, with Fletcher being the most offensive reference of the team. However, the best finisher of this team is Lewis Grabban with 12 goals scored. Usually the Sunderland team favors a very direct style of play, since it has some difficulty in maintaining possession of the ball. For this match, the visiting coach still does not have Watmore due to injury.
Leeds – Sunderland : Betting Tips
Leeds – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70