Leeds vs West Brom (By: Frank_Kane)

My 2nd pick for the day is the match between Leeds (3rd) and West Brom (4th) on the league table. The home team have only lost just two of their last 12 Championship home games (W8, D2, L2) and are ranked on the home table as the 2nd best team, while the visitors are ranked as the best away team (W10, D3, L4). I am thus wary of picking a winner in this match, as I expect that the attack and defence of both teams are quite formidable.

With 12 matches to go before the finale to the season, Leeds has 64 pts, and is 2 pts behind the league leaders (Norwich), while West Brom has @ 60pts. Statistically speaking, both teams stand a chance for topping the league, and are definitely in contention for the 3 spots for promotion to the Premier league next season, so I expect a game where neither team will be willing to take excessive risks with their attack, knowing that the other team is good enough to easily punish them for any defensive holes created while committing their full force to the offensive

I expect to see a cagey match with few goals, and will put my finger on the visitors with an average of 2 goals scored per match to score first. It is my expectation that; the cagey dynamics of the match will change once a goal is scored by either the home team or the visitors. Regardless which ever team scores first, the other team will be unrelenting is search for an equalizer, while the leading team will shift their focus to protect their lead. In view that the home team conceded an average of 0.88 goals per match, while the visitors have conceded 1.12 goals per match played away thus far. I thus expect this to be a low scoring affair and too risky to put a stake for Over 2.5 goals.

Both teams have good recent scoring forms, each scoring in five of the recent six matches played, where Leeds (W3, D1, L2) scored 8 goals and conceded 8 goals, and West Brom (W3, D1, L2) scored 10 and conceded 7 goals. I am going for a BTTS as I expect both teams to score in this fire cracker of a match, but am uncomfortable with predictions of Over 2.5 goals in view that the defence of both teams are very good as I have earlier noted.

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Leeds vs West Brom predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
BTTS Bet365 1.67 8 4-0 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Leeds vs West Brom betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Frank_Kane).
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