Leeds United entertain Middlesbrough in a top-of-the-table Championship clash on Friday night. Marco Bielsa’s side have been one of the surprise packages during the early phase of the campaign and they are presently leading the standings with 13 points. Middlesbrough have matched their Yorkshire counterparts and they are currently behind Leeds on only goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leeds continued their unbeaten start to the Championship season as they secured a comfortable 3-0 win at Norwich City. They could not make the same impression during the League Cup second round in midweek where they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Preston North End.
Middlesbrough also remain unbeaten through the league campaign and they acquired their fourth straight victory after beating West Brom by a 1-0 score. Boro also enjoyed success in the League Cup second round where they sealed a 2-1 triumph over League One side Rochdale.
Leeds’ previous outing against Middlesbrough came at the Riverside Stadium in March where they suffered a 3-0 defeat. The last meeting at Elland Road witnessed the hosts secure a 2-1 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions would back a Leeds win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leeds United win at 2.25 [/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough are given a price of 3.50 to secure three points but we are backing the home side for the Friday night showdown. The visitors have had the edge over Leeds with just one defeat in the last four meetings but their record at Elland Road has not been great. Boro have managed just one point on the road to Leeds since 2012. We are predicting Leeds to edge the encounter once more. Our preview would back a Leeds win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leeds United win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Leeds United vs Middlesbrough draw odds: 3.30
Middlesbrough win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Since 2012, Leeds have won four of their five home meetings against Middlesbrough with 2-1 being a common score. Both teams have netted at least once in each of their five matches this term but Leeds should have the upper hand with more than 1.5 times the number of goals scored as Middlesbrough. Our correct score prediction predicts a 2-1 triumph for Leeds.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Leeds United 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent history of the fixture has been high scoring with three of the previous five matches at Elland Road witnessing three goals. More of the same could be expected on Friday with both sides averaging nearly two goals per game this term. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The likes of Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez have been the pick of the attackers for Leeds this term but midfielder Mateusz Klich has stolen the limelight. Since returning to Leeds, the 28-year-old has netted on three occasions and each of those goals have opened the scoring for the west Yorkshire outfit. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Klich to continue with his scoring form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mateusz Klich at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
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