Market: Leeds United win
Odds: 4/6 @ Bet 365
Looking to move one step closer to a Premier League return, Leeds will make the trip to an empty Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.
Starting with the hosts, while Cardiff may have entered the enforced break with a 2-0 win away at rock-bottom Barnsley, it does not cover what was an extended blip for the Bluebirds. Although Neil Harris’ men might mark their return still firmly in the play-off picture, the Welsh outfit could only muster a single victory in their last five Championship appearances. If the former Millwall boss is to see his side pull off what would be a shock result this weekend, then he will know that his side must make some much-needed alterations on home soil. With a growing reputation for their inabilities to pick up maximum points, Sunday’s hosts have remarkably played out a stalemate in six of their last eight contests at the Cardiff City Stadium.
As for the visitors, last seen picking up a 2-0 win against local rivals Huddersfield back in March, Leeds will be looking to carry on from where they left off before the break. Marking their return still sat top of the table, many around Yorkshire felt that Marcelo Bielsa’s men were playing their most eye-catching spell prior to the enforced break. Previously winning each of their last five Championship outings, there is no doubt that the former Napoli boss would have been most impressed by his side’s stunning performances at the back. Recording another clean sheet at the John Smith’s Stadium last time out, Sunday’s guests had gone over 500 minutes without picking the ball out of their own net. Making some clear alterations on the road prior to the break and landing back-to-back wins away from Elland Road, we’re backing a successful return for Leeds this weekend.
Bet: Leeds United 4/6 to beat Cardiff City in Sunday’s Championship showdown @ Bet 365