Leeds vs Brighton
English Football League Championship
Date: 18th March 2017, Saturday
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds.
Gary Monk will prepare his Leeds side to take on the mighty Brighton in what should be a very entertaining Saturday afternoon fixture at Elland Road. Leeds are in 4th place and 11 points from Brighton and Newcastle at the top of the Championship. There is still a chance that Leeds can think of the title but more realistically they want to at least reach the play-offs. They currently have a five point safety net.
Recent form has been mixed, and although the team did get 3 goals against Birmingham a few weeks ago, Leeds have really struggled with goals. Take out that game and they have scored just 3 goals in the last month.
Leeds have gone 3 games undefeated at home, their last loss came to Cardiff when they went down 2-0. They have lost just 4 times all season here and have the 4th best home record in the league.
Brighton are only 2nd to Newcastle United on goal difference. Both teams have a six point cushion to third place and of course the motivation will be to finish in the top two as that is automatic qualification for Premier league football next season.
Brighton has won their last two games and away from home they have the 2nd best record in the league.
Leeds vs Brighton: Head to Head Stats
Home or away Brighton has won the last 6 games over Leeds. The last victory for Leeds occurred in 2013 at Elland Road in a 2-1 win. The last four games has seen Brighton score at least 2 goals. From 10 games played at Elland Road this century, Leeds has just 2 wins.
Leeds vs Brighton: Prediction
This will be an interesting game that may not open up until the second half. There is still a belief from Brighton that their season could all go wrong and they will want to raise caution in this match. So should we.
Leeds vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Leeds to be winning at half time at 11/4
Both teams to score at 5/6
A red card (sending off) in match at 7/2.