Marcelo Bielsa hopes to make a positive start at Leeds United when his team takes on Stoke City, who are fresh from their relegation, at Elland Road on Sunday. This happens to be one of the highly fixtures on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Championship campaign. Leeds are vying promotion to the top flight…
Leeds United vs Stoke City – Betting Tips for the game
Leeds United have been handing Bielsa with substantial signings that can help the underachievers make a difference in the upcoming league table. After a few indifferent results in pre-season, Leeds ended up with wins over Guiseley and Las Palmas.
Stoke City have had a disastrous pre-season with the team managing to avoid defeat in just one of the last five games.
The game between Stoke and Leeds makes a return to the football league calendar for the first time since 2006. Stoke managed a 3-1 victory back then. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Leeds United.
Leeds United vs Stoke City – Match odds
Stoke City are at a price 2.75 for a victory. It is a short price for a team that has had a tough pre-season, while the change in management is much more difficult for a newly relegated team. Leeds had a decent home record last season with only seven defeats in 23 outings. In fact, they failed to lose any of the last four home matches. Since this fixture is back on the calendar after more than a decade, historical dominance is unlikely to count much. Home advantage, though, is a different prospect and Leeds can capitalise on the same.
Leeds United vs Stoke City draw odds: 3.25
Stoke City win odds: 2.75
Leeds United vs Stoke City – Correct Score odds
Stoke City have had a disastrous pre-season largely because of their inability to score goals. The loss of creative players like Xherdan Shaqiri makes a lot of difference to any team and Stoke are no different. Leeds United have made some crucial signings in the market and Bielsa’s attacking philosophy will have its say. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Leeds United 2-1 win.
Leeds United vs Stoke City – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Marcelo Bielsa is a manager who favours an attacking brand of football and this is likely to provide plenty of entertainment to Leeds supporters of the season. Stoke City are unlikely to contribute much in the attacking sense, but the goals from Leeds alone may lead to a high-scoring fixture. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
Leeds United vs Stoke City – First Goalscorer odds
Leeds United already have a strong attacking line-up and it has been strengthened further with the arrival of Patrick Bamford. The former Chelsea forward has an excellent scoring record in the Championship – 36 goals in 100 appearances across four campaigns. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Bamford.
Leeds United vs Stoke City – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Leeds United win at 2.80
Total goals over 2.5 at 2.05