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Leeds v Middlesbrough tips: Bielsa’s boys to hold onto top spot?

| 30.08.2018

First meet second in Friday’s night’s big Championship game, as Leeds United host Middlesbrough at Elland Road.

Both sides are unbeaten and have picked up 13 points from their first five league fixtures. Whoever wins will open up a two-point lead at the top of the table.

It’s all set up for a great game and we’ve got all the odds for you…

Match Odds

Leeds are 6/5 to pick up the points and stay top of the table. Middlesbrough are 9/4 to win and overtake them, while the draw is going for 23/10.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are the division’s highest scorers so far. Middlesbrough have the meanest defence. Which approach will come out on top? Our traders go 8/11 for Both Teams to Score and 5/2 for Leeds and Over 2.5 Goals.

Talking Tactics

Bielsa will name his strongest side here after making plenty of changes for Leeds’ midweek cup loss to Preston North End.

He’ll want his side to control the game, using their passing and movement to unlock the Boro defence.

Tony Pulis will expect a much more convincing showing from his side than they produced against West Bromwich Albion. He could give Muhamed Besic his first league start of the season to add extra bite in midfield.

Goalscorer Odds

Kemar Roofe already has four league goals this term. We’ve got him as the joint likeliest scorer at 13/8 with Patrick Bamford. Both strikers are 9/2 to get the first goal too.

Britt Assombalonga is also 2/1 to grab a goal for the away side. Leeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez has been a real goal threat this season. He’s 3/1 to add to his tally.

Match Info:

Where: Elland Road

When: 7:45pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Football

Click here for the latest Leeds v Middlesbrough odds.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.