Leeds United have the chance to extend their winning run into the New Year when they host Hull City in a cross-town derby this weekend. The hosts have gone through the perfect streak of results since the last international break and this has propelled them to the top of the standings with a three-point advantage over Norwich City. Hull have transformed their league fortunes over the past two months with just a single defeat but they are still nine points off the top-six after their poor start to the campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leeds United made it seven league victories on the bounce after they secured a 3-2 comeback triumph over Blackburn Rovers. Leeds were trailing 2-1 heading into stoppage time before Kemar Roofe stunned the visitors with a superb brace.
Hull, meanwhile, secured a third successive victory after bagging a 2-1 win over Preston North End on the road. Jackson Irvine was the standout performer for the Yorkshire outfit with a goal in either half.
The KCOM Stadium witnessed the previous meeting between the teams in October where Leeds secured a 1-0 win. The last encounter at Elland Road saw Leeds win by the same scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leeds United win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Hull are given a price of 6.00 for an away triumph but we are not expecting this result against the league’s in-form team. Hull have recently gone through a six-match unbeaten run which has included three-straight wins but that streak could cease at the Championship leaders, who have possessed one of the best defences during the festive period. Our preview favours an eighth successive win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leeds United win at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
Leeds United vs Hull City draw odds: 4.00
Hull City win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
Leeds and Hull have experienced a similar scoring feat during the month of December with 10 and 11 goals respectively. Despite this, Marcelo Bielsa’s side should have the upper hand in the fixture due to a solid defensive record in their stadium, where they have conceded just twice over the past five matches. Our correct score prediction favours a Leeds United 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Leeds United 3-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Leeds United have kept three clean sheets over the past five home matches and this has contributed to four of those games producing two or fewer goals. The outcome has been similar over their past three meetings versus Hull with 1-0 being the common score. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kemar Roofe has been in sublime form for Leeds during the festive period and he comes into the weekend game with five goals from the previous five matches. In this phase, he has been more prone to bagging dramatic late strikes but he should still remain a strong pick to open the scoresheet. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Roofe.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Kemar Roofe at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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