On Tuesday, at 19:45, Leeds United and Luton duel in the 40th round of the Championship, on Elland Road. In addition, Marcelo Bielsa’s team is already thinking about the first league matches!
Without Casilla and Forshaw, Leeds hopes to get past this “hop” in front of a modest team, which is more defensive on the road. The Londoners will not be able to count on the injured Galloway, LuaLua and O’Kane, important losses for the black and whites. With 6 victories in the last 7 stages, Leeds United is the big favorite and has good chances to escape without a goal in this duel. Be careful, though! Luton has not lost 5 stages, although he had hard matches, and now he hopes to save, taking advantage of his good form.
It is interesting that Bielsa has developed Leeds ‘defense: in 70% of the whites’ championship matches, less than three goals have been scored! Luton usually favors corner bets, but this time we will bet on a fairly easy success of the hosts. Patrick Bamford will be the most dangerous player of the favorites (he also scored in the round, with Luton). Leeds is the league leader (74 points), while Luton is in 23rd place (goal difference 45-72). We should see an unbalanced match on Elland Road.
Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, White, Dallas; Phillips; Costa, Hernandez, Klich, Harrison; Bamford
Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Luton Town: Servant; Pearson, Carter-Vickers, Bradley, Potts; Rea, Mpanzu, Tunnicliffe; Brown; Cornick, Collins
Coach: Graeme Jones
Luton has the weakest defense in the Championship, with 72 goals conceded;
In the last 4 matches played by Luton, less than three goals have been scored;
Luton comes after a 1-0 win over Swansea, while Leeds just beat Fulham (3-0);
In the round it was 2-1 for Leeds, with a decisive goal in extra time. The guests had 21 sutures;
Leeds have won 4 of the last 5 direct duels with Luton, always at the minimum difference;
PREDICTION: Over 2,5 goals @ 1,66