Leeds vs Stoke Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview

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Leeds vs Stoke predictions and betting tips for Sunday’s fascinating Championship fixture which takes place on Sunday afternoon in the UK. Can Marcelo Bielsa get off to a winning start in West Yorkshire?

Two new managers take to the dugout at Elland Road as Bielsa faces Rowett in Leeds’ opening Championship match of the season. See our betting tips and match predictions below.

Leeds vs Stoke Predictions

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Reasons for Our Leeds vs Stoke Predictions

The fixture computer throws up an intriguing first fixture in the Championship with relegated Stoke making the short-ish hop across to Elland Road to face Leeds United. Gary Rowett has taken over from Paul Lambert at the Bet365 Stadium and he will be keen to get off to a winning start. The former Derby manager has had mixed fortunes over the past couple of seasons but there is no doubt that he should get the best out of this bunch of talented players. Leeds have taken a gamble on Marcelo Bielsa and it could go either way. The enigmatic Argentine will be hoping to finally get the Whites back to the Premier League and he will be keen to get the home fans on side in his opening fixture. We don’t have any form to go on for this fixture but we can predict the type of game which will occur. Bielsa is likely to have his side chomping at the bit and is believed to have been working hard on improving his players fitness over the summer. Rowett has often been seen as a conservative manager, particularly away from home and his Derby side drew a whopping 10 of their 24 away matches last year. The Rams only lost six times on their travels last season with two of those defeats coming against promoted teams. They are unlikely to lose this clash. Draw looks the likeliest outcome and it is the first of our Leeds vs Stoke predictions for Sunday afternoon. It can be backed at 23/10 with Bet Victor and you can use their £40 free bet on this opening Championship game.

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Today’s football predictions continue with a goals-based bet. Leeds are likely to play some sumptuous attacking football under Bielsa this season and it should keep the Elland Road faithful suitably entertained. They should score plenty of goals and the signing of Patrick Bamford is an excellent summer addition to their squad. Stoke will look to improve their defensive record this season but it may take some time to adjust. They have plenty of firepower and should be able to find a route to goal in this game. Both Teams to Score? Yes is a tempting price at 4/5 with William Hill and is the second of our Leeds vs Stoke predictions.

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Stoke have strengthened their squad this season and Benik Afobe’s loan deal should help them in the striking department. The powerful forward always scores goals at this level and will be desperate to find the back of the net in this opener. The Wolves hitman was the only player who was a single-figure price in the ante-post top goalscorer market and he will be aiming to justify those cramped odds. He is a natural finish and is our anytime goalscorer tip at Elland Road. He is 15/8 with 888Sport to find the net in this fixture and is the third and final selection in our Leeds vs Stoke predictions.

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Leeds vs Stoke Recommended Bets and Odds

Stoke were many punters ante-post picks for promotion this season and it’s unsurprising to see them priced up as the favourites for this game. They are 17/10 with Paddy Power to get off the mark at the first time of asking. You can use their £20 free bet on any of this weekend’s Championship clashes. Leeds are available at 8/5 and will attract their fair share of backers. It’s 11/5 to end all-square. Despite only signing earlier in the week, Patrick Bamford has immediately been installed as the favourite in the anytime goalscorer market and can be backed at 7/5.

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See information on the team news, key players and match stats below

Leeds Team News vs Stoke

Leeds are likely to give debuts to Jamal Blackman, Barry Douglas and Patrick Bamford. Lewis Baker could also be involved in some capacity.

Stoke Team News vs Leeds

Erik Pieters is in a race to be fit in time for this match but may have to settle for a place on the bench. Jack Butland is likely to start ahead of new signing Adam Federici. Peter Etebo and Tom Ince are just two of the new players who may make their debut here.

Leeds Key Player vs Stoke

Barry Douglas is a top-class signing for Leeds and the left-back had an incredible number of assists last season. Leeds fans will be hoping their side can pick up plenty of corners and free-kicks throughout the campaign.

Stoke Key Player vs Leeds

Joe Allen signing a new contract was one of the best pieces of news that Stoke fans could have hoped for. The Welshman had a disappointing campaign last season but should flourish at this level.

Leeds vs Stoke Stats

  • Leeds won 17 of their 46 games last season.
  • They won seven of their first nine games last season
  • They are unbeaten in four of their last five competitive matches at Elland Road.
  • Patrick Bamford scored 11 times for Middlesbrough last season.
  • Leeds haven’t beaten Stoke in any of their last three meetings
  • Two of the last three matches between these sides at Elland Road have ended all-square.
  • Stoke lost 50% of their matches last season
  • They are unbeaten in their last three competitive away matches.

Leeds vs Stoke Betting Tips

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Both Teams to Score Prediction

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Anytime Goalscorer Tip

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