Stoke City vs Leeds United
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
The Peacocks were hit on their head by the two unexpected losses they had to suffer in succession in the Championship. The high-flying team was brought back to earth by these two tough matches, and their steady march to achieve promotion to the Premier League has taken a hit.
Close competitors like Sheffield United and Norwich have gained quite some ground, and fans, as well as players, are on high alert to see through their great objective.
The biggest threat is surely the team from Sheffield, for the top spot. In the while that the Whites lost the two ties, the Blades cut short the lead at the top by six points.
The Potters who have a lot of affairs to bring under order do not really want this tie right now. They have been winless in their last six games in a row. The team must be extra careful if they do not want to extend that streak.
Stoke vs Leeds Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three games in a row, that featured both these teams, had over 2.5 match goals.
- Five of the last seven h2h ties saw the teams hosting the event failing to score.
- Marcelo Bielsa’s men scored in all their games at this venue, against this opponent.
- United kept clean sheets in two of their last three h2h games at the Bet365 Stadium.
- Both Teams scored in the last two matches that featured both these sides.
Stoke vs Leeds Prediction
The team from West Yorkshire will be desperate to get back on the pitch and get their mojo back. For these players, for whom winning has almost become a habit, the two losses that came out of nowhere, would have been really shocking.
It’s true that the Whites are on the road for this tie. But that would matter little to the possible best team in the entire tournament.
To make things a little easier, their opponents for the game are winless in their last six games and have lost their last two appearances at home.
The Peacocks will not waste a single moment and will go all out for the win. They will smite the struggling Potters with all their might.
For sure, expect a goal from the league-toppers in the first half itself, and at least a total of two goals from them by the time the final whistle blows.
Stoke vs Leeds Betting Tips
Leeds to Score in First Half @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Leeds @ 2.20 (6/5).