Leeds United vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leeds United vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Leeds will be looking to bounce back after going down to a 2-0 at Craven Cottage to Fulham last time out.  They can have few complaints about the result but then few sides can live with the Cottagers currently.

Sunderland failed to build on their shock victory at Derby by suffering a 3-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.  George Honeyman netted for the Black Cats but it was another loss as they sit deep in relegation trouble.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August and the Yorkshire outfit won that one 2-0 thanks to a goal each from Samuel Saiz and Stuart Dallas.  It put to an end a three-game winning head-to-head run for the Wearsiders.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

I am surprised to see Leeds at such a big price to win the game given how poor their opponents here are.  I guess their win at Derby and their need to win makes Sunderland look more dangerous but the truth is they are still awful on the pitch and United look good things to win.

Leeds have been ahead going into the interval in ten of their 20 home matches which suggests a 50/50 chance yet the odds do not reflect so back them to be leading at half-time.

 

Leeds to win the game

Leeds to be ahead at half-time

 

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sunderland

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leeds United

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Club Friendlies

MNL All Stars

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Leeds United Preview

It is just four points from their last six games for the Whites who are seeing their season run out quietly.  They now have a four-match run where their highest ranked opponent is Norwich in 14th.

At Elland Road, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, one draw and two defeats from their last five.  Their last two in front of their own fans and five of seven have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Pablo Hernandez has six goals for the season though two of these have come from his last four appearances.  Leeds would be as high as seventh if the league table was decided on the scorelines after 45 minutes.

 

Leeds United Team News

Eunan O’Kane (unknown) Adam Forshaw (calf), Liam Cooper (thigh) and Tyler Roberts (shin) are doubts while Kemar Roofe (calf), Conor Shaughnessy and Luke Ayling (both ankle) are long-term absentees.

Sunderland Preview

Four defeats from their last five and just one win in their last 12 and an eight-point gap to safety with just six games remaining means things look bleak for the Black Cats.  They face four winnable matches before ending the season with Fulham and Wolves.

Away from the Stadium of Light, they won at Derby last time out but before that had taken just two from the previous six.  For a relegation side, they surprisingly rank in the top ten for goals scored on the road.

The last two Sunderland league games and four of their last seven have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Just 37% of their league goals this season have come in the first-half.

 

Sunderland Team News

Jake Clarke-Salter is available following suspension. Billy Jones (knee), Darron Gibson, (groin), Jonny Williams and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts while Duncan Watmore (knee), Robbin Ruitter (broken finger) and Tyias Browning (groin) are out for the season.

Leeds United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leeds United vs Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Bailey Peacock-Farrell 188 73
15 LB Stuart Dallas 186 81
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
28 RB Gaetano Berardi 179 72
37 CD Paudie O'Connor - -
23 CDM Kalvin Phillips 177 72
25 CDM Ronaldo Vieira 177 74
10 CM Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
21 CM Samuel Saiz 174 68
19 CM Pablo Hernandez 173 70
9 CF Pierre-Michel Lasogga 189 88
No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
36 RB Marc Wilson 188 80
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
22 LB Donald Love 178 72
27 LM Lynden Gooch 173 69
6 CDM Lee Cattermole 178 76
4 CM Patrick McNair 183 72
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
26 CM George Honeyman 173 72
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78