Leeds United vs West Brom
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
Matchday No 35 will be opened with a mouth-watering tie between promotional contenders Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion on Friday evening at Elland Road. Neither of the two sides will enter the derby in high spirits following their recent failures
The Peacocks have been on a particularly poor touch lately. They dropped out of top two spots in the league as a consequence of a slide in for after the festive period.
The most recent of failures came on Tuesday night when Marcelo Bielsa’s men lost 1-0 away at struggling Queens Park Rangers. The defeat at Loftus Road left the team level on points with Sheffield United as both teams are two points shy of leaders Norwich City.
A potential defeat on Friday against WBA would be catastrophic for Leeds as the visitors would narrow the gap behind them down to just one point before the final quarter of the season.
Leeds United vs West Brom: Head-to-head
Leeds United have a better head to head record historically
Nevertheless, it’s WBA who claimed a demolishing 4-1 victory in the first H2H meeting between these two likes in this decade.
The Baggies won each of last four head to head ties with Leeds United.
There were at least four goals scored in each of past four head to head affairs.
Leeds United vs West Brom: Prediction
West Brom were on a streak of three wins and a draw before falling 0-1 to Sheffield United in last weekend’s derby at The Hawthorns. They have a chance for an immediate rebound six days later when they travel to Elland Road.
Leeds barely went past the likes of penultimate-placed Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. They could not find the net in the mid-week defeat to QPR. They lost last four H2H ties with WBA, the previous one 4-1 at The Hawthorns in this term of Championship.
We thus have to fancy the 1.66 odds offered for the visitors to leave Elland Road unbeaten as the main betting option here.
Leeds United vs West Brom: Bet Tips
West Brom or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6)
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6).