Leeds v Middlesbrough | Betting Preview

Date: August 16, 2014
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds, England
Time: 12:15 BST

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Despite losing 2-0 to Millwall in their opening game of the Championsip, Leeds United boss Dave Hockaday is still very confident about his qualities, as he stated that he “belongs in the Championship”.

Well, if he can get a Leeds side in turmoil to do very well this season, than I definitely will believe him – but that will be a very difficult task. On Saturday, Hockaday will look to get his first win of the season against a strong Middlesbrough side.

Form

Leeds United: D-W-W-W-L

When looking at their form on paper, the stat they may stand out is they’ve only lost 1 in 5. But that by no means tells the whole story, as the only meaningful game they have played so far this season they lost to Millwall, 2-0.

Middlesbrough: W-W-W-L-W

Having only lost two out of 8 games so far this season, and having defeated Birmingham 2-0 in their first game of the Championship, things are looking much brighter for Middlesbrough both on and off the field.

Leeds: Nicky Ajose

Up front, Leeds were very poor against Millwall and created very little. Nicky Ajose, a 22 year old striker signed from Peterberough, made his debut that game and will have to do much better if Leeds are to do well this season.

Middlesbrough: Enrique Garcia

Garcia, nicknamed Kike, was impressive in Middlesbrough’s first game of the season, and he scored their 2nd goal in the 67th minute. The 24-year-old striker will be looking to once again impress and get his name on the score sheet against a shaky Leeds defense.

Betting Advice

Leeds’ problems will continue in this match, as all their new faces haven’t had enough time yet to settle in. I am looking at Middlesbrough to win this one with Paddy Power not only offering 2.4 for that result but also a free bet of £20 if you open a free account with them.

Best Bet:
Middlesborough to win at 2.4 with Paddy Power