Leeds United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds.
The second game on Saturday’s Premier League menu is happening at Elland Road where one of the most attractive teams in the league Leeds United welcome Brighton.
Marcelo Bielsa’s boys surely want to forget mid-week’s appearance against Crawley Town in the FA Cup as soon as possible. They were easily beaten by lower division squad, but truth be told, there were many reserve players on the pitch.
Domestic campaign is what really matters for this squad, still hoping to light one hell of a streak and get involved into the Europa League race.
Brighton are sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone after having only 14 points from 17 games. Hosts are warm favorites for the win, currently priced at 2.00 rate.
Leeds vs Brighton Head-to-head
- There were 28 head to head clashes between these two opponents in the past. Brighton were more successful so far, having won 12 encounters while losing eight.
- Total number of goals scored in those matches is 68, which averages 2.42 per duel.
- Four out of the last five head to head meetings were won by home teams.
Leeds vs Brighton Prediction
We have been enjoying watching Leeds in action this season. Squad rarely decides to focus on defending, usually being super-aggressive. Sometimes this strategy pays off, like against WBA (won 5-0 on the road), but also backfires against top guns (lost 6-2 to Manchester United). Fans are surely thrilled to be part of the elite again, and to sit far away from the relegation zone
Leeds are entering this clash from 12th place, having won 23 points in 17 games.
Patrick Bamford is having one of the best seasons of his career, managing to score ten goals so far.
At the moment of writing this preview, Brighton are yet to face Manchester City in mid-week action. Their most recent results haven’t been that bad, having four draws and one loss in the last five appearances.
We don’t think they will be able to face Leeds at Elland Road. Besides home win, we will also back high number of goals.
Leeds vs Brighton Betting Tips
Home win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.61.