Leeds United vs Newcastle United
England League Championship
Date: Sunday, 20th November 2016
Kick off at 13:15 UK Time
Venue: Elland Road, Beeston, Leeds.
This should be a cracking fixture in the English Championship as league leaders Newcastle United face a tricky trip to Leeds. Both of these teams a few years ago were accustomed to playing in the Premier League together and both desperately want to get there again so stealing three points from each other will be the top agenda today.
Newcastle has really got into their stride winning six games in a row and heading the table by three points over Brighton. The Magpies also have the best away record in the league where from 8 games they have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 1. They are also unbeaten in their last five away games.
Leeds are in great form, after a slow start the club has gone 4 games unbeaten and won three matches in a row. At Elland Road they are unbeaten in their last 5 matches. Manager Garry Monk has been pleased with the side. He has put in extra training and the players have responded well, to him everyone is focused for this huge match.
Leeds United vs Newcastle United: Head to Head Stats
The last three fixtures at Elland Road have either seen a Newcastle win or a draw. However it is important to point out that the clubs have not played here since 2003. The last two matches have both been played at St James’ Park where Newcastle won both times. Because of the lack of recent encounters between the two sides Leeds has not beaten Newcastle since 2002.
Leeds United vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Newcastle are on a roll and it’s hard not to see them get the win here. They have goals and confidence coming from everywhere and want to pull clear at the top. Manager Rafa Benitez has made it clear that he wants his team to win the Championship not just qualify to get back into the Premier League. Despite a good run by Leeds recently Newcastle should prove to be too much on the day.
Leeds United vs Newcastle United: Betting Tips
Newcastle United to beat Leeds United at 10/11 (1.90).