West Brom vs Leeds United
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
With a chance to take the lead at the top of the table, Leeds will try their best to make the most of the current off-form of West Brom.
West Brom vs Leeds United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leeds won both their clashes in 2019, and recorded a combined scoreline of 5-0 in the process.
- Since 2006, never once have West Brom kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- Five of the previous six games saw the teams that had home advantage winning.
- Both teams scored goals in 100% of encounters since 2002.
West Brom vs Leeds United Match Preview
In spite of the dropped points in the month of December for both teams, their positions at the top-most are still secure. Such have been the forms of these squads all through this campaign.
At present, both West Brom and Leeds have posted 51 points each on the board, and the winner of this fixture will take a commendable lead, as well as get closer to the league title. Likely, this match-up will be considered important by both sections of fans, and a fierce encounter is on the cards.
West Brom vs Leeds United Prediction
West Brom were at home the last match-day, and in spite of the advantage, had to bow down to Middlesbrough with a 0-2 scoreline.
Meanwhile, Leeds recorded one of the best wins of their season the prior game week. They were on the road, and delivered a 4-5 victory over Birmingham, with the winner of the match coming in the 90+4th minute.
As things stand, Leeds are high on confidence due to their thrilling win on the road the last game day, while their opposite number West Brom had lost at home.
In addition, as per current form, Leeds come out on top. They had won eight of their previous eleven overall fixtures, and had lost just once from their preceding fourteen games.
On the road, they won four of their last five trips, and their sole away loss in the period came against Fulham, a team that were plying their trade in the Premier League the last season.
On the other hand, West Brom were winless in four of their last five overall fixtures, and were so in their last two at home.
Moreover, Leeds hold a 100% winning record against this opponent in 2019, and had registered a 5-0 combined scorecard in the process.
Considering these observations, expect Leeds to avoid the loss at the least this Wednesday.
However, consider what’s at stake for West Brom this match-day. With a loss, not only will they concede a lead in the title-race, but will have to begin their new year with a defeat as well.
On top of that, take into account their home advantage, and the fact that five of the previous six h2h games had resulted in wins for the teams at home.
In addition, West Brom have scored goals in 14 of their last 15 overall match-ups, and did so twice or more in eight of their previous ten appearances at home.
Furthermore, Leeds have conceded two or more goals in three of their prior four matches, and four alone in their most recent match. And most importantly, 100% of h2h match-ups at this venue since 2002 have had goals from both teams.
Taking into account all these pointers, expect the BTTS bet to have a great potential this game week.
West Brom vs Leeds United Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leeds or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).