Leeds United vs Burton Albion
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 29th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
Leeds United are an improving side as a series of good results are getting them ever close to the play-off spot. Due to a poor start to the season where they lost 4 of their first 6 matches, they are still positioned at 10th in the table. The next 8 matches produced 5 victories and are currently at a 3-point gap from the play-off zone. They earned a narrow 1-0 win over Wolves last weekend and a thrilling win via penalties in the League Cup fixture against Norwich, which extended their run to 3-match unbeaten in all competitions.
While the newly promoted Burton Albion are a side that must be feared. They defeated an in-form Birmingham City 2-0 at home in the last round fixture, registering their 4th win in the league this season. Interestingly all their wins have come at home and they are still win-less in the away matches. But they have earned 4 draws from 7 matches during the period, which is a clear evidence of their ability to torment the home sides.
Leeds United vs Burton Albion: Head-to-Head Stats
The lone meeting between the two sides happened in a friendly match on 2012 at the Burton. Leeds edge the narrow 1-0 win during that occasion.
Leeds United vs Burton Albion: Prediction
Leeds United are coming in good spirits after their win over Norwich City in the mid-week’s League Cup fixture. Also their recent home form is one of the best in the league as they picked 3 wins and a draw from their last 4.
Burton are not a bad side, but they tend to perform better at home. They are still looking for their first away win in Championship. They have drawn 4 and lost 3 from their previous 7 away matches in the league. And a solid defensive side like Leeds shouldn’t have enough trouble to edge a narrow win against them.
Leeds United vs Burton Albion: Betting Tips
Leeds to win at 2.05 (12/11)
Under 2.5 goals at 2.30 (9/7)
Correct Score 2-0 win for Leeds at 9.50 (17/2).