Leeds v West Brom betting tips: United aim for winning finale
Leeds are looking to finish their first campaign back in the Premier League by continuing their impressive end-of-season form with victory over relegated West Brom.
The Whites are 4/9 to claim a fourth consecutive win against a Baggies outfit looking to end on a high in Sam Allardyce’s final game in charge.
Fans will finally be back at Elland Road to see their side play in the top flight for the first time in over 16 years, so let’s look at the odds in our Leeds v West Brom betting tips.
Leeds have again dispelled the myth that Marcelo Bielsa’s sides burn out towards the end of a season, having won six, drawn three and lost one of their last 10 matches to secure a top-half finish.
They bounced back from a poor display at Brighton with impressive wins over Tottenham, Burnley and Southampton, scoring nine goals and conceding just one, while they also found the net five times against the Baggies at The Hawthorns in December.
“I’ve left football clubs before. But I’ve never left one that has been this difficult to leave.”
Sam Allardyce discusses his decision to step down as our head coach at the end of the season and Wednesday night's performance against @WestHam 💬
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 20, 2021
West Brom soon faded after back-to-back wins had reignited their survival bid, losing four of their next six, but scoring goals has not proved a problem.
Albion have netted and conceded in their last five matches, with Leeds doing the same in three of their previous four at home, leaving both teams to score and a home win valued at 33/20.
Bielsa’s side have scored at least twice in six of their last nine games and West Brom have conceded 16 in their previous eight outings, with over 3.5 goals priced at 6/5 and Leeds to win 3-1 at 10/1.
Leeds defender Gaetano Berardi, making his Premier League debut after a serious injury, and goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who has played second fiddle to Illan Meslier all season, both featured at St Mary’s on Tuesday night.
Veteran playmaker Pablo Hernandez, Leeds’ talisman during their promotion from the Championship, may also be handed game time in what could be his final outing for the club, after struggling with niggling injuries this term.
Baggies fans could see their best players for the last time, with Sam Johnstone and Matheus Pereira likely to be the subject of interest in the summer and loanees Okay Yokuslu, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mbaye Diagne and Conor Gallagher heading back to their parent clubs.
Patrick Bamford netted the opener against Saints, taking his tally for the season to 16, and was more involved in the game than during the 4-0 win over Burnley last weekend.
The striker looked a threat and will want to end the campaign well with a possible England call-up for the European Championship on the horizon.
Pereira netted his sixth goal in his last eight matches direct from a corner against West Ham on Wednesday night and can be backed at 2/1 to get on the scoresheet again.
Where: Elland Road
When: 16:00, Sunday 23rd May
How to watch: BT Sport
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication