Championship leaders Leeds United entertain struggling Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday. Marco Bielsa’s side have excelled since the start of the season and they possess the only unbeaten run of the division. Birmingham, though, are still searching for their first victory of the campaign and they are presently above the drop zone by the solitary point. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leeds come into the game on the back of a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Preston North End in midweek. Tyler Roberts starred with a late brace which ended a run of two matches without a win.
Birmingham failed to end their search for a victory on Wednesday night as they played out a 0-0 stalemate against Sheffield United. They have now drawn six of their eight league matches this season.
Leeds previously faced off against Birmingham at St Andrew’s in December 2017 where they suffered a 1-0 defeat. The last meeting at Elland Road witnessed a 2-0 victory in their favour. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a comfortable win for Leeds.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leeds United win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham are offered odds of 5.00 for the win but the result appears unlikely given their winless start to the campaign. Garry Monk’s side have just about stayed clear of the drop zone but there are genuine concerns in the scoring department, as they have the lowest tally among the clubs this term. Based on this, Leeds should expect a solid performance as they have impressed on either side of the field. Our preview expects Leeds to pick up the three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leeds United win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Leeds United and Birmingham City draw odds: 3.60
Birmingham City win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Leeds have not possessed a dominant record at home versus Birmingham over the years but this is a game where they should expect three points to enhance their promotion push. Leeds have netted more than three times the number of goals as Birmingham already this term and that should itself split the difference between the teams. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Leeds 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Leeds United 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Leeds have been free-flowing with their football this term and this has contributed to majority of their matches witnessing three or more goals. However, Birmingham’s emphasis has been more on the defence and this should result in a low-scoring encounter after producing more than two goals in just one of their four away trips. Our total goals prediction anticipates less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
With Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe on the sidelines, young Tyler Roberts was the star of the show in midweek where he bagged a brace against Preston. The performance opened his goal tally for the season and he will once more be the main man-to-watch whilst leading the line. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Roberts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tyler Roberts at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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