Remember the time League 2’s Crawley Town knocked out Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United of the FA Cup?
We do, but Bielsa won’t want to for much longer.
The charismatic Argentine was nominated for FIFA’s Coach of the Year award only a few months back, but has now been left scratching his head a couple of times since Christmas.
It would be an understatement to say that Brighton are in a sticky patch.
Graham Potter is running out of magic, leading his Seagulls to just one win in 16 Premier League outings.
Check out our top Odds Picks for Saturday’s match including a tasty 4/1 fancy.
|Fixture||Leeds United v Brighton|
|Date||Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 15:00|
|Where||Elland Road, Leeds|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Leeds to win – 21/20 at 888sport
Leeds United continue to resemble Jekyll and Hyde in the league.
They’ve won 5-0 and 5-2 in their last five, but have also lost 6-2 to Manchester United and 3-0 to Tottenham.
These FIFA-esque results look set to continue under Bielsa’s cavalier instruction, but Brighton’s willingness to commit players forward may play into Leeds’ hands on Saturday.
We over at Odds Manager reckon it’s back to winning ways for Leeds this weekend, piling the pressure on Potter.
Our Long Shot – Over 4.5 goals – 4/1 at BetVictor
There have been 38 goals in Leeds and Brighton’s last 10 matches combined.
That’s an average of 3.8 per match for all you maths enthusiasts out there, and we can’t ignore the likeliness of a downpour of goals at Elland Road on Saturday.
Together, the sides have kept nine clean sheets all season and we can’t envisage this number growing over their next 90 minutes.
4/1 is a cracking price for us to see at least five goals in west Yorkshire.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.