Stoke City will be eyeing their maiden win of 2019 when they face league leaders Leeds United at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The hosts have bagged just the solitary point in the past four matches and have dropped them eight points off the playoff zone. Leeds, meanwhile, secured their first triumph of the calendar year last weekend and they are now four points ahead of Sheffield United at the top of the standings. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke come into the game on the back of a 3-1 defeat on the road to Brentford. They have since been ousted from the FA Cup in the third round after a 3-2 replay loss at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.
Leeds ended a two-match losing streak in the Championship after a 2-0 triumph over Derby County on the road. The victory was also their maiden one of 2019 after previously losing three games across all competitions.
Elland Road was the destination for the previous encounter between the teams in August which finished 3-1 in Leeds’ favour. Stoke’s last home game against Leeds was 13 years ago and it ended with the same scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Leeds United win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are fancied at 2.87 for the three points but they face a stiff task of doing the same against the table-toppers. The Staffordshire outfit have made the worst possible start to the calendar year with just the solitary point and the change of management has yet to show any effects on the team. The league leaders should outsmart the hosts with their better scoring run going into this game. Our preview predicts a win for Leeds United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Leeds United win at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City win odds: 2.87
Stoke City vs Leeds United draw odds: 3.30
Correct Score odds
Stoke have recently struggled in the Championship and this has largely come about by their ineffectiveness in the frontline. The Potters have netted just twice in the past five matches and this statistic should pose a concern against the visitors, who have bagged 10 goals in the same period. Nathan Jones’ side will fancy scoring against a Leeds backline, which has looked leaky of late. Our correct score prediction favours a Leeds 2-1 win.
[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
Despite their poor run, Stoke have kept the scores down with just one of the previous five matches producing more than two goals. The visitors have excelled in the scoring department with five goals in the past two away trips. 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 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kemar Roofe has been in blistering form for the Yorkshire outfit this term and he has amassed 14 goals in the Championship. Four of those goals have resulted in the past five matches where he has opened the scoring once. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Roofe to continue the good run of form on the road.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Kemar Roofe at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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