Leeds United predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 30
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- Average Odds: 2.06
- Overall Stake : 228
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- Yield: -1.54 %
Leeds betting (2020 updated)
The 2020/21 season is going to be a big one for Leeds. Their story from the past 15 years or so is shaping up to be quite an exciting one. They were one of the greatest football clubs in England up until their sudden fall from grace in 2003/04, after which it all spiralled down to League One. It took them more than 10 years to climb back up to first the Championship, and now the Premier League largely thanks to manager macician Marcelo Bielsa.
This story feels like it needs an exciting end to be a bonafide film script, but such a twist doesn’t seem likely from where we’re standing. Leeds’ proud history aside, newly promoted teams rarely fare well in top-flight leagues. Still, this is not an example of a Championship club who clawed their way to the Premier League – it’s an example of a Premier League club back where they belong. As a result, the 2.10 odds for a Top 10 Finish are quite decent, and more than most newcomers can hope to get.
Leeds Key Players
The Whites’ downfall was largely caused by financial issues – and new financing is what got them back on their feet. Specifically, we’re talking about the more than €100 million spent on new arrivals in preparation of their return to the EPL. To be frank, their total market value is nowhere near the glory days – but it’s a start.
Unsurprisingly, a good chunk of their starting 11 are fresh arrivals. These include centre-forward Rodrigo from Valencia, centre-back Diego Llorente, centre-back Robin Koch, right-winger Raphinha, Wolverhampton’s Helder Costa, Lorient’s goalie Illan Meslier, and so on. These are merely the most notable names, mind you – the full list of transfers is even bigger, especially if we consider the loans.
All in all the squad looks a bit untampered and we have precious little to go on in terms of Leeds betting predictions. Still, if there’s one club to keep an eye on this season, it’s Leeds.
English clubs, especially those with such a rich tradition as Leeds, often have a number of clubs against which games are usually more than just football. Locally, they hold many grudges against Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town. On a wider scale, the list of their rivals includes clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Millwall.
As for the international stage, two Leeds fans were murdered by Galatasaray supporters when the two sides met in the UEFA Cup in 2000, and the enmity that was instigated then was fuelled further when former Leeds winger Harry Kewell moved from Liverpool to Galatasaray in 2008.
In 1919, a club that went by the name of Leeds City FC was disbanded by the Football League, and that led to the formation of the club we know as Leeds United who took over the former’s ground at Elland Road. It remains their home to this day.
They started out in what was then the Midlands Football League, and it took them only five seasons to move through the ranks and reach the top flight, in 1924. They’ve played in the First Division for the most of their history, even earning the crown of the champions of England on three occasions - in 1969, 1974 and 1992. They’ve added the 1972 FA Cup and the 1968 League Cup to their trophy cabinet. They were also the runners-up of the 1975 European Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup Winners Cup two years before.
It hasn’t been all glory and stars for them though. There were several periods of crisis, the last one starting with a financial disaster which resulted in relegation from the Premier League in 2004. They even went further down to League One in 2007, but they returned to the Championship three years later. Will 2020 be the year of their Premier League return? Let’s wait and see.
Leeds United results
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