Leeds v West Brom Championship betting preview and tips

20:45 Fri 01 Mar
Football
England
Championship
Tip: BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: -152

We’re fast approaching the end of the Championship season, with Leeds and West Brom firmly in the mix when it comes to automatic promotion. Friday night’s encounter at the Elland Road is likely to have a huge bearing on which teams head to the Premier League.

As you might expect, Marcelo Bielsa’s team are warm favourites to land the spoils and they have won eleven of their seventeen matches at Elland Road, with the Whites getting back on the winning trail by beating Swansea and Bolton.

Previously to this, the Yorkshire side had hit the buffers, with Hull, Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Norwich all claiming recent victories and Leeds have only won their past two encounters by a single goal.

Nevertheless, United are full of goals and they have found the net in the past nine encounters to date, while West Brom arrive in west Yorkshire knowing that they need to start racking up wins to trouble the automatic places.

The Baggies were turned over at home to Sheffield United last weekend, although they had previously landed ten points from four matches and it’s worth noting that Darren Moore’s side have better form on the road than at home.

West Brom have been a high-scoring team in the Championship all season and it’s easy to see them finding the net against opponents who will also be on the front foot to try and ensure that they finish ahead of either Norwich and Sheffield United.

Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle are among the division’s leading scorers, while Leeds have Patrick Bamford looking sharp and enjoying a run of matches in the team.

We can’t be confident of the outcome but the net should bulge at least once at both ends, with a high-scoring match potentially on the cards.

BETTING TIP
BTTS @ 1.66 with bet365

Team News

Leeds: 4-1-4-1 (Confirmed Line-up)
West Brom: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-up)
  • 33
    Kiko Casilla
  • 10
    Ezgjan Alioski
  • 06
    Liam Cooper
  • 18
    Pontus Jansson
  • 02
    Luke Ayling
  • 23
    Kalvin Phillips
  • 22
    Jack Harrison
  • 43
    Mateusz Klich
  • 11
    Tyler Roberts
  • 19
    Pablo Hernandez
  • 09
    Patrick Bamford
  • 01
    Sam Johnstone
  • 68
    Mason Holgate
  • 25
    Craig Dawson
  • 26
    Ahmed Hegazy
  • 24
    Tosin Adarabioyo
  • 18
    Gareth Barry
  • 34
    Rekeem Harper
  • 08
    Jake Livermore
  • 04
    Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 16
    Dwight Gayle
  • 19
    Jay Rodriguez

Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 43 25 12 6 87:53 87
2 Sheffield Unite 43 24 10 9 71:39 82
3 Leeds 43 23 9 11 66:42 78
4 West Bromwich A 43 22 10 11 83:57 76
5 Aston Villa 43 19 15 9 79:58 72
6 Middlesbrough 43 18 13 12 45:36 67
7 Bristol City 42 18 12 12 56:47 66
8 Derby 42 17 13 12 61:52 64
9 Sheffield Wedne 43 15 16 12 54:56 61
10 Preston 43 16 12 15 64:59 60
11 Hull 43 17 9 17 63:62 60
12 Swansea 42 17 8 17 59:57 59
13 Nottingham Fore 43 14 15 14 56:54 57
14 Birmingham 43 13 17 13 60:56 56
15 Blackburn 43 15 11 17 59:65 56
16 Brentford 43 14 13 16 67:59 55
17 Stoke 43 11 19 13 41:48 52
18 Queens Park Ran 43 13 9 21 51:67 48
19 Reading 43 10 15 18 48:64 45
20 Wigan 43 11 12 20 47:63 45
21 Millwall 42 10 14 18 45:57 44
22 Rotherham 43 8 16 19 49:76 40
23 Bolton 43 8 8 27 29:74 32
24 Ipswich 43 4 16 23 32:71 28