Leeds United vs Brentford betting tips
This article covers Leeds United vs Brentford betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:
o – Leeds United win 1.95/1 favourites
o – Draw 3.5/1
o – Brentford win 3.75/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Leeds United vs Brentford: Match details
Match: Leeds United vs Brentford
Competition: Premier League
Date: December 5, 2021
Kick-off time: 2:00 pm, December 5, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Elland Road
Betting prediction: Leeds United 2 – 1 Brentford
Leeds United welcomes Brentford to Elland Road on Sunday for this Premier League match.
The Bees have the upper hand in the head-to-head in the modern era, with 5 wins to Leeds United’s 3, from their 14 encounters.
However, in all competitions, since the sides first faced each other back in 1935 in the old Division One, Leeds have the slight upper hand with 14 wins to 12 from 40 matches between them.
Sunday’s match will be the first meeting between these sides in English’s top-flight since they faced each other in 1946/47 in the first Football League campaign post-WWII.
Leeds United vs Brentford: Recommended bets
101 Great Goals’ prediction for this match is Leeds United 2 – 1 Brentford and is available at odds of 9.5/1.
1-1 draw. These sides played out a 1-1 draw when they last faced each other in the Championship back in 2020. Odds of 7/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.
1-2 Brentford win. The last match between them in the English top-flight ended in a 1-2 Brentford win at Elland Road back in 1947. You can back them at 15/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.
Under 2.5 goals. Leeds United vs Brentford in the modern era has usually been a low scoring game with 13 of the last 14 matches producing under 2.5 goal games. You can back another low scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 1.9/1 for under 2.5 goals.
Raphinha Goalscorer. With last season’s top scorer Patrick Bamford out since mid-September, the burden of goals had to be picked up by someone in the Leeds squad. Brazilian international Raphinha (below) has certainly pitched in, scoring 6 league goals for Leeds this season including 3 in his last 4 appearances. The 24-years-old winger is 7.5/1 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 3.1/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Brentford.
Leeds United vs Brentford: What are the betting odds?
The Whites have won 3 of their last 4 home matches in this head-to-head and are 1.95/1 to take all 3 points from Brentford once again on Sunday.
Whereas, the Bees are 3.75/1 to pick up an away win at Elland Road after a run 5 visits without a victory.
A draw has been the most common outcome between them in the modern era, with 6 of the 14 matches ending in stalemate. Odds of 3.5/1 are available if you see Leeds United and Brentford cancelling each other out on Sunday.
Leeds United vs Brentford – recent form and head to head statistics
Leeds United vs Newcastle United - 0:1
West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:3
West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:0
Leeds United vs Burnley FC - 3:1
Leeds United vs Arsenal FC - 1:4
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Brentford FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 1:2
Brentford FC vs Manchester United - 1:3
Liverpool FC vs Brentford FC - 3:0
Southampton FC vs Brentford FC - 4:1
Port Vale vs Brentford FC - 1:4
|January 22, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Leeds United||0 - 1||Newcastle United|
|January 16, 2022||Premier League 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 3||Leeds United|
|January 9, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||West Ham United||2 - 0||Leeds United|
|January 2, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Leeds United||3 - 1||Burnley FC|
|December 28, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Leeds United||0 - 0||Aston Villa|
|January 22, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Brentford FC||1 - 2||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|January 19, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Brentford FC||1 - 3||Manchester United|
|January 16, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Liverpool FC||3 - 0||Brentford FC|
|January 11, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||4 - 1||Brentford FC|
|January 8, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||Port Vale||1 - 4||Brentford FC|
|Leeds United||Brentford FC|
|83||Shots on goal||83|
|96||Shots off goal||70|
|53%||Average ball possession||46%|
|1||Shots on post||1|
|4||Shots on bar||4|
|23||Goals by foot||20|
|1||Goals by head||5|
|Leeds United||Brentford FC|
|0.73||Average Goals Scored||1.13|
|December 5, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Leeds United||2 - 2||Brentford FC|
|February 11, 2020||Championship 19/20||Brentford FC||1 - 1||Leeds United|
|August 21, 2019||Championship 19/20||Leeds United||1 - 0||Brentford FC|
|April 22, 2019||Championship 18/19||Brentford FC||2 - 0||Leeds United|
|October 6, 2018||Championship 18/19||Leeds United||1 - 1||Brentford FC|
Leeds United vs Brentford: Match preview
The return of Patrick Bamford, even if only on the bench, will be a massive lift to this Leeds United side.
Bamford accounted for 24 of Leeds’ 57 big chances from open play last season. Rather than those chances falling to someone else in his absence this season, they merely disappeared. Leeds have gone from having 1.5 big chances in open play per game to just 0.7.
This suggests that Bamford’s movement and positioning is essential for Leeds’ attack in creating big chances and without him, they struggle to destabilise the opponent’s backline to find space in the prime real estate to score goals.
This makes the focus on Bamford ‘missing the most big chances’ a strange one in some sections of social media. The same has also been levied at Mohamed Salah, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe at times. That is because there is a correlation between the number of goals a player scores and the number of big chances they will miss. That sounds a little counter-intuitive so let me explain.
The absolute elite goalscorers who rack up big numbers from season to season are the guys who get the most big chances per game. They are the players getting into the best positions to score goals consistently. That, in turn, leads to them scoring the most goals but also missing the most big chances.
Logically, without Bamford, the number of big chances fell off a cliff and Leeds’ goals scored numbers followed with it. The Whites have gone from averaging 1.21 goals in open play per 90 to just 0.57 this season.
In midweek, Leeds squeezed a 1-0 win out of Crystal Palace. However, they needed a 93rd-minute penalty to break the deadlock. Although, this is in large part due to Rodrigo missing a huge chance at the start of the half.
The point remains though, every team needs a player that can reliably put the ball in the net to achieve their goals as a team. To do so, you need to be able to create big chances consistently. With Bamford back, Leeds will hope the regain the ability to do so to steer them clear of the drop zone before the business end of the season.
Leeds United team news vs Brentford
Robin Koch has had surgery due to osteitis pubis; pain and swelling in the area where the left and right pubic bones meet. It is expected to be another few weeks before he can return to training and then further time to build up his fitness to near match-level after such a long period out.
Luke Ayling is nearing a return to action. He has missed Leeds’ last 9 games with a knee injury but has recovered quicker than expected after his surgery and could be on the bench here.
Patrick Bamford (above) is another from the long-term injury list nearing a return to play. Bamford has been out since 1-1 draw at Newcastle United in September with an ankle problem and is expected to face a late fitness test here after completing 90 minutes for the reserves during the week.
Pascal Struijk only lasted until half-time against Palace in midweek after suffering a knock around his hip. He is also expected to face a late fitness test here to keep his place at left-back.
Jamie Shackleton and Junior Firpo are available to replace Struijk if he doesn’t sufficiently recover in time here.
Brentford team news vs Leeds United
Kristoffer Ajer had a scan on his hamstring injury to ascertain the extent of the damage. It suggests he will be out for 3 to 4 weeks effectively ruling the player out of the Christmas period of games.
David Raya remains out until at least March 2022 due to an injury to the PCL in his left knee. Álvaro Fernández will continue in goal in his absence.
Mathias Jorgensen missed the last 3 games with a muscular problem. He returned to light training was expected to be involved against Everton but was still struggling. He is now being assessed week to week on his fitness.
Joshua Dasilva remains ruled out with a rare hip injury. In pre-season, Frank suggested it wasn’t an injury that could be given a time frame and they would simply have to manage it the right way.
Julian Jeanvier is also yet to play this season. He is still rehabbing his knee injury but is not involved in full-contact training yet.
Mads Sorensen was an unused sub against Everton but was out of the midweek squad again for the trip to Spurs. He hasn’t played since the opening-day win over Arsenal with a medial ligament injury.
Predicted Leeds United line-up vs Brentford
Predicted Brentford line-up vs Leeds United
Leeds United vs Brentford – Official videos
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The Premier League table as it stands:
|5||West Ham United||23||11||4||8||41||31||10||37|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||22||6||12||4||23||23||0||30|
Leeds United vs Brentford live streaming & betting tips FAQs
What time is kick off between Leeds United vs Brentford?
2:00 pm on Sunday Dec 5, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the betting odds for Leeds United vs Brentford?
Leeds United win 1.95/1 | Brentford win 3.75/1 | Draw 3.5/1
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Leeds United vs Brentford?
101 Great Goals predicts: Leeds United 2 – 1 Brentford