Friday brings a very interesting betting offer which is why we have analyzed the derby match of the 15th round of the English Championship, in which the first-placed Leicester will measure forces with the third-placed Leeds. The start of the match between the two former Premier League teams is scheduled for 9 pm.
Leicester: The Foxes Shine at the Start of the Season!
Unfortunately, as is well known, Leicester was relegated from the Premier League last season after finishing the season in eighteenth place on the table with two points fewer than seventeenth-placed Everton, who ultimately managed to secure survival, which was not the case with the popular Foxes. Of course, there is little debate about what the primary goal is, and that is, of course, a return to the top tier of English football. In the meantime, Enzo Maresca became the new coach of the club, and during the summer transfer window players like Maddison, Barnes, Tielemans, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Amartey, and Bertrand left the club.
However, the legendary Jamie Vardy has remained faithful to the popular Foxes even in the second division, having scored four goals so far, and when all is said and done, the impression is that all Leicester fans have plenty of reasons for satisfaction when it comes to the performances of their favorite team in this year’s edition of the Championship, which for years has been considered the best second division in the world. At this moment, the Foxes are in first place with a five-point lead over second-placed Ipswich. It sounds impressive that Enzo Maresca’s charges have so far played fourteen matches this season and achieved thirteen victories with only one defeat, which was at home against seventh-placed Hull, with a score of 0:1.
In the last five matches in the Championship, Jamie Vardy and his teammates have achieved as many victories, with the latest in the series occurring last round when the table leaders were better in their visit to Queens Park Rangers, a match that ended with a score of 1:2. The winning goal was scored by Winks about ten minutes before the end of regular time, and interestingly, that was the seventh away win in as many matches played outside their home ground. The last head-to-head encounter between Leicester and Leeds was played in the previous edition of the Premier League, when the two teams played a draw (1:1) at Elland Road.
Leeds: Can Leeds Make a Swift Return to the Premier League?
Like Leicester, Leeds unfortunately played very poorly last season, and relegation to a lower division was inevitable. In the end, the team finished the season in nineteenth place on the table with a deficit of five points from the teams in the safe zone. When they needed it the most, Leeds played a disastrous end to the championship, as the team from Elland Road suffered four defeats in the last five league matches, along with a draw against Newcastle at their own stadium (2:2). So honestly, nothing more than relegation could have been expected.
It goes without saying that this team will also have a primary goal of making a swift return to the top tier of English football, with the observation that this will be no easy task. At this moment, the former Premier League team finds itself in third place on the table, which at the end of the season leads to a playoff spot, but what is not good at all is that Leeds currently has a nine-point deficit compared to second-placed Ipswich, and as a reminder, only the top two teams on the table will secure direct promotion to the Premier League at the end of the Championship. In the last five matches, Daniel Farke’s charges have achieved four victories, with one defeat, which was in an away match against Stoke with a score of 1:0. We have to mention that the visiting team missed a penalty at 0:0 and the hosts took advantage of that to secure a very important victory.
Our Betting Suggestions
There is no doubt that we are in for a very interesting duel, in which there simply must be goals on both sides, so we recommend that you focus on the GG (Both Teams to Score) bet, which Mozzartbet is offering at odds of 1.60.
When all is said and done, the impression is that the home team is still the big favorite in this duel, if for no other reason, then because of their brilliant performances in the course of the championship and their first place in the standings, so we advise you without much hesitation to bet on a home win (1), for which Mozzartbet has set the odds at 2.10.
Finally, Leicester does not score too many goals at home, but we believe that this time we can expect a somewhat different approach from Leeds, who has nothing to lose at King Power Stadium, and who will surely attack the league leader, all of which could create plenty of space for Enzo Maresca’s charges, who could very easily score two goals, with a great odds of 1.90 at Mozzartbet.