Leeds – Bristol City Prediction & Picks (15.02.2020)

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Leeds – Bristol City SOCCER PICKS

Leeds United and Bristol City meet at Elland Road, in a match for the 33rd round of the Championship. Leeds United won out by (1‑3) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 04-08-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 24-11-2018, in a match for the Championship that ended the victory of Leeds United by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by K. Roofe (69 ‘) and Pablo Hernández (86’) for Leeds United. Despite being a match between 2nd and 7th of the table, it is actually a clash between the 8th ranked in home games and the 3rd as a visitor.

Leeds United:

After 16 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 56 points won. In their last game, they tied with Brentford out by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (2‑0) outside, in a match against Nottingham Forest. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last matches he scored 22 goals and suffered 13 at home, against 25 scored and 17 suffered as a visitor. In his last 10 home games for the championship Leeds United won 6, drew 2 and lost 2, so he won 20 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (7 in 15 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of their last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 32 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for this competition: he suffered 7 of his 13 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).

Leeds United comes for this match after a draw, against a ball, against Brentford, thus adding the third consecutive game without winning in this second English division: the team’s only goal was scored by Cooper. It is important to emphasize that the locals seek to return to the triumphs in their stadium: they lost their last game, against Wigan. Now, in this match against Bristol, coach Marcelo Bielsa must keep the team in the usual tactical system, benefiting the possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Pablo Hernández is the great organizer of the offensive process. Patrick Bamford is the top scorer of Leeds United, with 12 goals. All players are available for this game.

Bristol City :

After 15 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in 7th position, with 53 points won. In their last game, they won Derby County at home by (3-2), after in the previous match they lost at home, in a match against Birmingham City, by (1‑3). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved more positive results outside than in its stadium, since it conquered 28 points as a visitor and only 25 in its stadium. For the championship, Bristol City conquered 16 points in 30 possible, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 10 games played as a visitor. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (7 in 16 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 32 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 away matches for this competition: he suffered 10 of his 22 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).

Bristol City comes to this match with a 3-2 victory against Bristol, returning to triumphs after the defeat against Birmingham: the three-point goals were scored by Benkovic, Wells and Diédhiou. The strategy that coach Lee Johnson will use for this game will already be defined, that is, defend with the sectors together and looking for spaces in the opponent’s midfield to counterattack. Forwards Famara Diédhiou and Andreas Weimann are the top scorers in Bristol City, with 9 goals each. There are no major absences for this game.


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