During the week, the championship table was somewhat straightened out due to four catch-up games. Leeds United (ranked third, 64 points) was defeated surprisingly with 0-1 in West London at the Queens Park Rangers, who lost for the first time since the 1995/96 season seven games in a row. On Friday night waiting on Elland Road with Premier League relegated West Bromwich Albion (Table 4, 60 points) a very different caliber on Marco Bielsa and Leeds, which against West Brom according to odds of bookmakers as a favorite in the game go.
Today’s Football Prediction Leeds vs West Brom
Due to the bankruptcy at QPR, the “Whites” failed to jump back to the top of the table, which would have been possible with a win. The chance for Leeds, however, also on Friday, with a home win at Elland Road on the “Baggies”. It’s the second absolute championship top game in a week for West Brom. However, the match against Sheffield United last Saturday was lost. Accordingly, both teams are under pressure on Friday to clinch a good result. According to our prediction, the home team will succeed at Leeds against West Brom.
Leeds – Statistics & Current Form
On Tuesday evening, the black series of Leeds United continue in the English capital. Of the past 14 Championship away games in London only one could be won (1-5-8). This one victory was in December 2017 at Loftus Road against QPR. This time it was enough despite plenty of possession and best chances not to a threesome. Leeds won 19 of the 34 league games this season. Thus, the club has already recorded more victories than in six of the previous seven championship seasons. Only in 2016/17 there were 22 successes. Will Leeds rise, they will also have to crack this mark. Otherwise, it could soon be a club sale again, because the current boss Andrea Radrizzani announced that they have no interest in another championship season and to look at a missed climb for potential buyers. In 27 of the 34 games Leeds took a direct promotion spot, 20x of which was rank one. With a victory, Leeds would take at least one of these coveted places again, at least until Saturday. If Leeds scores the first goal this season, Bielsa has not lost a match yet.
You can also rely on home strength this season. Together with Sheffield United, the “Whites” got the most points at home (36). However, there have recently been two home runs in the past five games on Elland Road and thus one more defeat than in the 16 home games before (11-4-1). In general, Leeds is currently not as brilliant as it was at the beginning of the season and between November and Boxing Day, when seven consecutive victories were claimed. Most recently, Leeds won just four of the past ten championship games (4-1-5). This is also reflected in the 2019 Anniversary Table, where Leeds is only 12th with 13 points from nine games. However, Leeds v West Brom is our favorite for a home win. Barry Douglas returned after injury to QPR. Gaetano Berardi is also fit again. Jack Clarke is questionable. Leeds top scorer Kemar Roofe fails with a knee injury.
Best scorers in the championship:
- 14 goals: Kemar Roofe
- 7 goals: Pablo Hernandez
- 7 goals: Mateusz Klich
Expected formation of Leeds:
- Casilla; Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski; Phillips; Hernández, Klich, Roberts, Harrison; Bamford
- Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Last matches from Leeds:
- 2/26/2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Leeds United 1: 0 (Championship)
- 23.02.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Bolton Wanderers 2: 1 (Championship)
- 13.02.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Swansea City 2: 1 (Championship)
- 09.02.2019 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United 1: 1 (Championship)
- 02.02.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Norwich City 1: 3 (Championship)
West Brom – Statistics & Current Form
West Brom is not getting around. In the 2019 calendar year, the baggies were only 14 points (4-2-3), too little, for a club that is aiming for a direct re-emergence in the Premier League. Although West Bromwich Albion lost only two of the past twelve championship games (7-3-2), the Baggies only had a direct promotion spot three times this season, most recently on matchday 18 in mid-November. Although a playoff-place West Brom should be difficult to take, but the ascent games after a 46 game days ongoing mammoth season, same as a game of Russian roulette. Especially the home form is the Baggies in the way. Four of the eight defeats this season conceded West Brom in the domestic “The Hawthorns”. At home, no other team played less often than the baggies. On Friday night, Leeds is against West Brom according to odds of betting shops first contender for a win.
After 25 home games in a row, in which West Brom always met, there was the first time in the defeat against Sheffield United no goal. In fact, the second best offensive of this championship season (67 goals) remained only for the fourth time without own goal. The “baggies” each lost 0: 1 (three times abroad, once at home). The baggies have already won ten matches away from home this season, and as many matches as in the past three seasons. West Brom is currently the best away team in the league with 33 points (10-3-4). Jay Rodriguez has been without a stake in his past two championship games. In the nine games before the former English national striker was directly or indirectly responsible for ten goals (seven goals, three assists). However, Rodríguez 14 (ten goals, four assists) of his 22 goals in 17 home games. Away, Rodríguez only gets eight goals (seven goals, one assist) in 17 matches.
Best scorers in the championship:
- 17 goals: Jay Rodriguez
- 16 goals: Dwight Gayle
- 9 goals: Harvey Barnes
Expected formation of West Brom:
- Johnstone; Gibbs, Dawson, Hegazy, Holgate; Livermore, Harper, Field; Phillips, Rodriguez, Gayle
- Coach: Darren Moore
Last matches of West Brom:
- 23.02.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. Sheffield United 0: 1 (Championship)
- 19.02.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. West Bromwich Albion 2: 3 (Championship)
- 16.02.2019 – Aston Villa Vs. West Bromwich Albion 0: 2 (Championship)
- 12.02.2019 – West Bromwich Albion Vs. Nottingham Forest 2: 2 (Championship)
- 09.02.2019 – Stoke Vs. West Bromwich Albion 0: 1 (Championship)
Leeds vs West Brom Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head-to-Head: 34 victories Leeds United – 18 Reims – 33 victories West Bromwich Albion (85 competitive games)
The first leg in November was the first meeting between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion since January 2007. The Baggies clearly won the first match of the season 4-1. The “Whites” lost five of their last six games against West Brom at The Hawthorns. Overall, Leeds won none of the past five competitive games against West Brom. The only victory in the past nine matches (across the competition) was for Leeds in August 2002 away. At home Leeds could win against the “Baggies” for the last time in November 1988.
Leeds vs West Brom Football Betting Prediction
Once again, an absolute top game, in the most exciting championship season in years, is waiting for the fans of the English House of Commons. At home on Elland Road, Leeds is the first aspirant to score three points against West Brom in terms of odds of all betting firms. Both teams will be on Friday evening with the best staff on the lawn bring what the league has to offer. While Leeds will have to do without top attacker Roofe, Baggies coach Moore will be able to call on his entire squad.
Key Facts – Leeds vs West Brom Tips
Leeds is the Championship’s best home team (36 points)
West Brom is the best away team in the league (10-3-4)
According to the year table 2019, the table diva (Leeds) receives the ninth (West Brom)
As decisive could prove the home advantage. Although West Brom is the best away team of the season, Leeds scored the most points at home. So between Leeds and West Brom our prediction is a home win.
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