Leeds United welcome Preston North End to Elland Road for the early kick-off in the Championship this Sunday. The hosts need the three-point haul to get themselves into the conversation for automatic promotion, whereas Preston will want a win to get into the top half of the table.
- Leeds to win @ 1/5 on William Hill
- Over 1.5 goals @ 1/7 on Paddy Power
- Both teams to score @ 11/10 on William Hill
These odds are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
This week’s Sunday action in the Championship sees Leeds take on Preston in an important game at the top. With the likes of Ipswich Town faltering, a win this weekend can get Leeds even closer to automatic promotion, but a loss could hand Preston a spot in the Play-off race.
Leeds currently sit fourth in the Championship after 27 games. The Whites have 15 wins, six draws and six losses, leaving them on 51 points, four points behind Southampton and seven points behind Ipswich in the automatic promotion spot.
Daniel Farke’s side have been on the front foot up top, scoring 48 goals so far this season, averaging 1.78 goals a game with their top scorer, Crysencio Summerville having the third most goals in the league. Leeds are even better at the other end of the pitch, only conceding 25 goals this season and keeping ten clean sheets, the second-best record in the Championship.
Preston, on the other hand, currently sit 12th in the Championship. In 27 games, Preston have 11 wins, five draws and 11 losses which leaves them on 38 points, equal with 11th place Norwich and only two points from the Play-offs.
Preston’s attack have faltered this season, scoring just 33 goals so far this season, ranking them 16th in the Championship. Their defence is even worse, conceding 44 goals already, averaging 1.63 goals conceded a game and keeping only four clean sheets.
Leeds and Preston have met 62 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1924. Preston have the better record in the fixture with 26 wins in comparison to Leeds’ 22 wins, with the other 14 games ending in a draw.
The last five games between the two have finished in two wins for Leeds, one win for Preston and two draws. However, in only two of these games have both teams not scored, the 3 - 0 and 2 - 0 wins for Leeds back in 2018 and 2019.