Leeds United vs Sunderland: Preview and Predictions

Leeds United vs Sunderland
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

Leeds’ form has seen plenty of tumbling blocks so far in the season which is why the Peacocks won’t see the playoffs come May. They have managed to interrupt the negative run with a narrow 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers last Friday, but only to return to the old habits falling 2-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage four days later.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side now sits 13th in the league standings with nowhere to go in the remaining six rounds. Next up for them are Sunderland who are desperate for points. The Black Cats have a mountain to climb in order to save the season and they can’t take anything but three points at Elland Road to keep the hope alive.

Chris Coleman’s side has managed to see a glimmer of hope on Friday when they destroyed Derby County 1-4 at iPro Stadium. Nonetheless, it proved out to be only a sudden moment of bliss since the team quickly returned to the old habits falling 1-3 at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Monday. It’s just the poor defensive line which has been the main problem for Sunderland throughout the entire season.

We thus see plenty of room for Leeds United’s fast players to create in the final third. This can particularly be said for Pablo Hernandez who has been enjoying a fine form with two goals in last four games for the Peacocks.

Leeds United vs Sunderland: Head-to-head

Leeds United have ended Sunderland’s three-win streak in H2H games in this term of the Championship when they’ve clinched a 0-2 win at Stadium of Light.

None of last four hewed to head games has seen both teams on the scoreline.

Leeds United have been way better in clashes at Elland Road (18 wins and only 8 defeats).
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Leeds United vs Sunderland: Prediction

Sunderland obviously lack quality for the second tier football and we so find the value in the 2.00 odds offered for Leeds’ win here.

Pablo Hernandez, who has found the back of the net in each of last two home clashes for Leeds United, is well worth backing to score anytime against the struggling defense of Sunderland’s at 3.20 odds.

Leeds United vs Sunderland: Bet Tips

Leeds United to win @ 2.00

Pablo Hernandez to score anytime @ 3.20