Leeds United are enjoying an excellent season so far with five wins and three draws from their opening eight outings and they will look to continue the momentum when they entertain Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Marcelo Bielsa is clearly working his magic with the West Yorkshire side, the former Chile and Argentina manager presiding over some excellent results which culminated in a 3-0 demolition of Preston North End earlier this week. The evidence suggests that the Whites will continue in a similar vein this weekend and we’ll certainly be backing them to have the edge over the Blues on home soil, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Leeds United v Birmingham City.
Leeds have banged in eighteen goals with just five conceded along the way this term and this sort of form suggests that they are worthy of consideration when looking for a Championship title punt. They remain favourites to win promotion to the Premier League at the end of 2018/19 and the likelihood is that they will take a step further in that direction on Saturday.
Visitors Birmingham City have been pretty dreadful with the Blues still in search of their first win of the campaign. They have lost just two of their eight Championship games although six draws hasn’t been enough to lift them above 20th position in the league table. Indeed the West Midlands side have banged in a mere five goals along the way and this clearly doesn’t make for good reading ahead of their tough weekend trip to Elland Road. As such we have no hesitation in predicting a thoroughly one-sided affair on Saturday afternoon and we’ll be siding with the hosts to win comfortably and keep a clean sheet into the bargain, Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 2/1 on a Home win.