Leeds United v Cardiff City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
After narrowly missing out on promotion at the end of last season, Leeds have made it their mission to get into the top flight at any cost.
So far, Bielsa’s men have been the best team in the competition, and this Saturday, they will be keen to keep their winning streak going on. Considering their home advantage, and the struggles of Cardiff on the road, the favorites are easily Leeds.
Leeds United v Cardiff City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last two games had goals from both teams, and the number of total goals had exceeded four or more each time.
- Since 2012, not a single draw has been posted between the teams.
- Leeds kept clean sheets in three of their prior six clashes.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Cardiff won 1-4.
- Leeds conceded two or more goals in the prior three encounters.
Leeds United v Cardiff City Prediction
Leeds had to work hard for the win the last match-day at home. They had played hosts to Hull, and the first goal of the game came by the hosts in the 73rd minute. Later they were able to add one more to ensure a 2-0 win.
Meanwhile, Cardiff suffered the consequence of being on the road the previous game week. They conceded two goals, one apiece in each half, and could return just one goal back.
This weekend, consider the sheer domination that Marcelo Bielsa’s men have been displaying in the second division of English football for the past two seasons. They may have missed their chance to get promoted the last campaign, but this time around, they are not taking anything for granted.
At the moment, they are at the utmost top of the table, and hold a lead of eleven points over contenders from the playoff zone for this direct-promotion spot.
Defense really have been the hallmark of this team throughout this run. In fact, they have conceded a total of ten goals from their total twenty-one league fixtures, and on top of that, they are on a streak of seven straight wins.
In addition, their last four matches had ended in wins to nil, and the team scored two or more goals in seven of their preceding eight games as well.
Furthermore, at home, they are on a six-fixture winning run, and have lost just once in their preceding eleven attempts here. Also keep note that the team scored two or more goals in their last four games here, and conceded a total of one goal from the prior six home match-ups.
On the other hand, Cardiff were winless in 12 of their last 18 overall fixtures, and most importantly, have a single win on the road this whole season. In the process, they had conceded twice or more in five of their last seven battles away from home too.
Considering all these findings, count on hosts Leeds, who are hell-bent to make it to the Premier League, to secure a convincing win this Saturday.
Leeds United v Cardiff City Betting Tips
Leeds -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Leeds @ 1.44 (4/9).