Leeds United vs Preston North End
England- The Championship
Date: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
It’s been a positive start to the league campaign for Leeds who after more than a decade look their closest to getting back into the Premier League, although there is a very long way to go.
Under Marcelo Bielsa they are in 1st position in the Championship with 15 points but it is so close that Derby who are in 7th place are just three points behind.
Leeds got off to a terrific start in the league and whilst they remain unbeaten recent weeks have seen the team grind to a halt with 3 draws in their last 4 games, so a win is really overdue. In their last two games they have drawn against Middlesborough and Millwall, and the Millwall game was heading for defeat until Jack Harrison scored with one minute left.
Preston North End are in 23rd place and have just 1 win from their opening 7 games so it will be no surprise to learn that Leeds are the odds on favourites to win this game. Preston have lost 3 of their last 4 games and have not won a game in a month. Away from home they have lost all 3 games and have not scored yet.
Leeds vs Preston: Head to Head
- The teams met just last month in the Carabao Cup where an under strength Leeds side lost 2-0.
- Leeds have not won any of the last 3 meetings between the sides.
- In 13 years there has only been one match that ended 0-0.
Leeds vs Preston: Prediction
Leeds will want to exact revenge on Preston for their cup exit. What we must remember is that Bielsa did not field his best squad in that game as the priority is to get promoted to the Premier League. Leeds need to start winning again and at home they should have enough to ease to a victory. This could be the banker of the night in the Championship and Leeds are also very good value.
Leeds vs Preston: Bet Tips
Leeds to beat Preston at 1.91 (10/11)
Leeds to score 2+ goals at 2.00 (1/1).