Leeds – Swansea SOCCER PICKS
Leeds United and Swansea City meet at Elland Road, in a match for the 32nd day of the Championship. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 21-08-2018, the two teams tied (2-2).
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 58 points won, after 17 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Norwich City, by (1-3). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Middlesbrough, by (1-1). In the last 10 home league matches Leeds United has a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 20 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 13 of the last 15 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 31 matches in this competition, they have only won 4 of 17 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Leeds enter this game after a 1-1 draw in the Middlesbrough field trip, thus registering the second consecutive game without beating the championship: Phillips scored the only goal of the team. It should be noted that the home club is losing breath, as it has won only 2 of the last 7 matches in this competition. The trainer Marcelo Bielsa usually acts in a 4-3-3, privileging a style of game more rapid, of constant transitions, attacking, preferably, by the lateral corridors. Note that in this tactical drawing the three most advanced players are Brown, Harrison and Roofe: the latter is the best score of this team, with 14 goals scored. Absent from injury will be Berardi, Blackman, Dallas and Clarke.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 44 points won, after 12 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bristol City, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Millwall, by (1-0). For the league, Swansea City won 11 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 15 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 31 matches in this competition, they suffered the first goal 12 times, but got the comeback in 4.
The Swansea enters this day motivated, after a triumph, by 1-0, in the reception to the Millwall, returning to the victories after two consecutive days without winning: the only goal of the game was marked by Byers. Like the rival of this round, the Swansea usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are James, Routledge and McBurnie. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Naughton side. For this game the coach does not have the injured Narsingh, Joe Rodon and Leroy Fer.