Leeds v West Brom Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 29/02/19

Leeds v West Brom Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Leeds v West Brom and provides us with his best bets for  Friday’s Championship clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Leeds v West Brom Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 01/03/19
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Elland Road
  • Channel: Sky Sports main event

Promotion chasers Leeds United will be looking to return to winning ways following their disappointing mid-week loss to QPR at Loftus Road.

Leeds currently sit in third spot in the Championship, level on points with second placed Sheffield United and two points behind league-leaders Norwich City.

The hosts have been out of sorts in recent weeks, only winning four of their last ten in all competitions which has seen them slip out of the top two.

Opponents West Brom will be looking to close the gap between themselves and Leeds to just one point with a win.

Darren Moore’s side have been in impressive form recently but they faced a setback last Saturday as they lost to promotion rivals Sheffield United 1-0 at home. The defeat was just their third loss in the Championship since the turn of the year.

The Baggies occupy fourth spot in the league and will be keen to put a winning run together as we start to approach the business end of the campaign.

Team News

Marcelo Bielsa will be without Jack Clarke and Kemar Roofe with the pair both still sidelined with injuries alongside Adam Forshaw.

The visitors only have one injury concern, with Jacob Murphy injured and Matt Phillips should be able to replace the hole left by Murphy.

Potential Leeds Starting XI: Casilla, Alioski, Cooper, Jansson, Ayling, Phillips, Harrison, Klich, Hernandez, Brown, Bamford

Potential West Brom Starting XI: Johnstone, Holgate, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Livermore, Harper, Johansen, Gayle, Rodriguez, Phillips

Head To Head

  • Leeds 34, Draws 18, West Brom 33.
  • Leeds haven’t won any of their last five games against West Brom.
  • Last time Leeds won at Elland Road against the visitors was in November 1988.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Leeds have the joint best home record in the division, picking up 36 points from a possible 51.
  • West Brom have the best away record in the Championship, winning 10 and drawing three of their 17 away games.
  • Leeds lost the reverse fixture at the Hawthorns 4-1 in November.

Betting Odds

  • Leeds 5/4
  • Draw 5/2
  • West Brom 12/5

The Verdict

This will be an interesting encounter given Leeds’ strength at home and West Brom’s impressive record on the road and goals are to be expected in this promotion clash.

Jay Rodriguez has been on fire this season, netting 17 goals in the Championship but Leeds have a goalscorer of their own with Kemar Roofe netting 14 goals so far this campaign.

There should be goals in this game with both sides capable of unlocking each other’s defences and with both teams having strikers on fire, it all makes for a thrilling encounter.

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