Leeds vs Barnsley Prediction & Tips
Leeds United and Barnsley face off on Elland Road in a match for the 44th round of the Championship. Leeds United won away by (0-2) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 11-25-2017. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between º and 22º of the overall ranking, in fact this is a showdown between the 14th place in home games and the 21st as a visitor.
Leeds United Analysis
After 15 wins, 9 draws and 19 losses, the home team is in the 2nd position and has not won any point. In the last match, they lost with Aston Villa away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have lost out in a game against Preston North End, by (3-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 home games for the league, Leeds United have won 3, 3 draws and 4 losses, having won 12 points out of 30. In their domestic league games the most frequent scorer in the break was 1-0 (8 in 21 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 43 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 21 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Leeds United were making a very interesting season, however, the yield has dropped dramatically, and at this point it has only recorded 2 wins in the last 10 games. As usual, coach Paul Heckingbottom should keep his team in the 4-2-3-1, benefitting from possession and subsequent attacks by the sides. Highlight for Kemar Roofe who works with the number 10, appearing very well in finishing areas. On the other hand, Lasogga is one of the best finishers of Leeds with 10 goals scored. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Berardi, suspended, outside the injured Ayling.
The visiting team is currently in 22nd place with 38 points drawn after 8 wins, 14 draws and 20 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Ipswich Town by (1-0). In the last match, they tied at home to Bolton by (2-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, virtually the same points at home and away, with 23 goals scored and 32 goals conceded at home, against 21 goals scored and 31 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Barnsley won 8 points out of 30 after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in their last 10 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 42 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 23 times and never managed to turn the score.
Barnsley arrives for this match with a 2-2 draw against Bolton, adding to their second straight game without winning the championship. It is important to note that the team occupy the relegation zone with 38 points, or 2 points less than Birmingham, the first team outside this dangerous area. By playing away from home, coach Jose Morais should opt for a cautious strategy with the low lines, in order to exploit only the counterattacks. However, the visiting team has all the quality to dominate the match for a few moments. Oliver McBurnie is the best finisher of this squad with 8 goals scored. For this match the coach can count on all his players.
Leeds – Barnsley FREE TIPS
Leeds – Win @ 2.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90