Leeds vs. Cardiff City Match Analysis and Prediction

With eyes fixed on the Premier League, Leeds will be hosting side Cardiff City at the Elland Road stadium. The match is slated for 14th December, with kickoff set at 15:00 GMT.

Coach Marco Bielsa has secured a tight leash around Leeds United with eyes set on a Premier League return. Leeds are currently at the top of the Championship table with 46 points. They are tied off with points with first runners up West Brom.

Cardiff City are currently 9th on the Championship table with 31 points. The side has managed to pull off 3 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws in their last 7 matches.

Cardiff City experienced their first defeat under Neil Harris as thy succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Brentford. However, Harris will be looking to freshen the squad ahead of their clash with title leaders.

Neill Harris has experienced a good start as manager for the Bluebirds with a total of 10 points collected from their past 5 matches.

 

Leeds vs. Cardiff City Head to Head

Both teams have played 19 games together with Cardiff City picking up the lions share with 13 wins while Leeds contended with 3 wins. 3 of their battles have ended in a draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Leeds 1-4 Cardiff

Cardiff 3-1 Leeds

Leeds 0-2 Cardiff

Cardiff 0-2 Leeds

Cardiff 0-2 Leeds

Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

Leeds 1-2 Cardiff

Cardiff 3-1 Leeds

 

Leeds Team News

There is still a lot of speculation over the future of youngster Eddie Nketiah who has been sidelined for a better part of the season. Rumors has it for a recall to the Gunners during the January window with Birmingham City emerging worthy contenders.

Marcelo Bielsa unleashed the young talent of Oliver Casey who featured for five minutes in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield. Despite the short performance, he managed to impress the crowd. It seems that the youngster might make his championship debut.

 

Cardiff Team News

Harris seemed to have developed a liking for duo Lee Peltier and Joe Bennett who have gained massive game time under his tenure. Peltier has given some incredible performances despite the age of 33 at the right back position with the leadership element.

The move has been the eviction of Sol Bamba and Sean Morrison from the starting XI. Another right back option which has been underutilized has been Jazz Richards. The versatility and attacking offense of Richards is set to trouble Leeds defense.

 

Prediction and Odds

Leeds have not registered any loss in the Championship’s last 6 matches. Cardiff City will face an uphill battle with a stronger side.

Leeds win

Both Teams to Score

Double Chance

Goals Under 2.5

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