Huddersfield Vs Leeds Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview
Leeds United will look to continue their charge up the Championship table on Sunday whilst aiming to extract revenge on rivals Huddersfield for an earlier
defeat at Elland Road in the process. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United
Venue: John Smith’s Stadium
Kick-off: Sunday 5th February, 12.00PM
Leeds United further closed the gap on Newcastle after an injury time Pontus Jansson header handed them victory at Blackburn, and a horrific own goal by Ciaran Clark saw the Toon held to a late draw at home to QPR.
The gap is down to just five points now but equally Huddersfield are five points behind rivals Leeds and need the points themselves to ensure a playoff place in the final months of the season, and they’ll surely take pleasure in putting a dent in Leeds’ own promotion hopes.
The return fixture saw Huddersfield run out 1-0 winners through a controversial yet fantastic goal from Aaron Mooy. The defeat came very early in the six amidst a run of just two wins in six games for Leeds, which although far from being bad form, still remains on paper their worst such run over any six game period this season.
Huddersfield are favourites to win this game at odds of 13/10 with Bet365 whilst the draw can be backed at best odds 9/4 with Bet Victor, whilst Leeds United might offer good value at 23/10 through Winner.
Huddersfield’s home form this season has been fantastic as they’ve won nine of their 12 Championship home games. Leeds have been more reliable at home themselves, but have still managed 10 wins in 19 away games in all competitions, which makes for a reasonably good return that should secure a top four finish.
Two of Town’s home failings have come against Yorkshire sides in Wednesday and Wigan, and they’ll have one less day to prepare as they welcome league leaders Brighton on Thursday evening, presenting them with the challenging task of two huge games in four days. Thursday’s contest could take it’s toll and if Town get a result, they could set themselves up for a let down here. Our Betting tips and prediction is Leeds United +0.25AH at odds of 9/10 with Bet365.
Both sides are capable of playing fantastic, high pressure defence and cancelling each other out. It will likely be a scrappy game in stages, but Leeds have conceded in their last eight away and Town in five of six at home. Back our correct score prediction a 1-1 draw at odds of 11/2 with Bet Victor.
Huddersfield have a lot of threat going forward but Elias Kachunga seems to pop up more than anyone. Equally, Leeds United have a lot to thank Chris Wood for. The New Zealander has been in stunning form and only once since the start of October has he gone back to back games without a goal. Back our anytime goalscorer prediction Chris Wood to net at odds of 2/1 with Bet Victor.