Leeds United make the weekend trip to the Hawthorns on the back of some pretty solid form after collecting seven points from a possible nine and climbing into pole position in the Championship table after sixteen matches. The Whites have enjoyed wins over Wigan Athletic (1-2) and Ipswich Town (2-0) with a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest during that time, results which suggest that Marcelo Bielsa’s men have finally found some consistency at long last. Leeds will be in for a very tough test on Saturday evening however when they lock horns with West Bromwich Albion and Bielsa’s men will need to continue their recent impressive form should they wish to come home from the Hawthorns with the three points in the bag, the bookmakers giving away free bets on West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United.
The Baggies aren’t in the best of health right now and this is perhaps a great time for Leeds to be facing them. The 1-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic last month was the start of a poor run during which West Brom collected just a single point from four league games, this culminating in a 1-0 defeat to struggling Hull City last weekend. This certainly doesn’t bode well ahead of the visit of table-topping Leeds United and we expect the visitors to take full advantage of the Baggies’ recent woes.
Nevertheless West Brom have been a hard team to break down in front of their home fans although boss Darren Moore doesn’t appear to have found a cure for his side’s defensive frailties. As such we’ll be siding firmly with Leeds to break down the home side in what has all the makings of a narrow contest, William Hill Bookmakers going 17/5 on Leeds United to win and both teams to score.