Leeds United are back in the Championship after a three-year stay in the Premier League and they will kick off their Championship campaign with a visit from the strugglers from 2022/23 Cardiff City.
Cardiff avoided relegation by five points come the end of the season, althought they also finished just one spot above the relegation spots. The club would secure only 13 wins throughout the 46 games and lose 23 times - only the relegated Blackpool suffered more losses. Cardiff also scored just 41 goals, and only last-placed Wigan Athletic scored fewer. Their record of 58 goals scored, however, was the best in the bottom seven.
As for Leeds, although only officially relegated on the final game of the season, in truth, it looked as if they were down and out with around 10 games left to play with managers getting sacked, players talking about leaving, and an array of conceded goals alongside constant defeats.
Leeds will, however, be confident in getting back into the Premier League at the first time of asking after their sensational season in 2019/20 that saw them lose only nine of the 46 games and score 77 goals with just 35 conceded while winning the title by 10 points.
Ethan Ampadu to commit 2+ fouls is at 1/1 - Ampadu made two fouls in his last two games for Spezia in Serie A. Luis Sinisterra to score is at 13/8 too - Sinisterra has scored in three of his last five league games for Leeds, scoring all 3 at Elland Road. Karlan Grant 2+ shots on target and will make his league debut for Cardiff here. Leeds to win, Leeds most shots on target in each half and Cardiff most booking points is also at 13/8.
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