Leeds vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
Leeds are determined to get into the Premier League at the end of the season, a feat which they narrowly missed out on last time around. So far this campaign, the team has shown justice to their objective, and are placed in the second spot in the table. Considering their home advantage, and the struggles of Middlesbrough this campaign, the top pick for the win is Leeds.
Leeds vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the previous nine wins went to Leeds.
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
- Seven of the last nine games failed to have goals from both teams.
- Seven of the preceding eight overall wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- The last the guests won at this venue was back in 2011.
Leeds vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Leeds had to dig deep for their win the last match-day on the road against Reading. The match was poised at 0-0 just three minutes from full time when Jack Harrison found the back of the net for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Middlesbrough in the meantime hosted the worst of the lot, Barnsley, and still could only deliver a narrow 1-0 victory.
This Saturday at the Elland Road, consider how dominant Leeds have been this season, and moreover their desperate desire to get promoted. They are placed second in the table, and trail by just two points. They have the best defense in the entire competition and have so far conceded a total of just ten goals, whereas toppers West Brom let in 19.
In addition, at home, the team has lost just once this league campaign, and are on a winning streak of four games. They have scored twice or more in their prior two home fixtures while keeping clean sheets in three of the preceding four.
On the other hand, Middlesbrough remained winless in ten of their last eleven fixtures, and on the road, have not recorded a single victory this season.
Moreover, Leeds registered six of the last nine overall h2h wins, and seven of the former eight wins had gone to the teams that hosted the fixture.
Finally, it’s been eight years since Middlesbrough have won against this opponent in front of the home crowd.
Considering all these factors together, count on Leeds to keep the momentum going, and secure a convincing win this weekend.
Leeds vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Leeds -0.5, -1 Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Leeds/ Leeds @ 2.00 (1/1).