Leeds vs Brentford prediction, odds & betting tips
Leeds vs Brentford prediction, odds & betting tips

Leeds vs Brentford prediction, odds & betting tips

Kick-off: 1400, 22/01/2023

Stadium: Elland Road

TV: Sky Sports

Leeds enjoyed a welcome boost when beating Cardiff in the FA Cup on Wednesday but may find Brentford much more formidable foes at Elland Road.

The Bees have picked up 13 points out of 15 from their last five Premier League matches and thrashed the Whites 5-2 at home earlier this season.

We reckon the visitors are good value as slight underdogs to prevail at 37/20 in our first Leeds vs Brentford prediction.

Leeds United Odds

Leeds made the most of a flying start when hammering Cardiff here in midweek, with Wilfried Gnonto and Patrick Bamford hitting doubles and Rodrigo also netting.

Head coach Jesse Marsch hopes that performance will have laid to rest some “awful” social media reports of player unrest in the dressing room.

He declared: “We are united. We are together. We are doing everything we can as a group, we are all harbouring the responsibility, especially me, and we believe in ourselves.

“We know we’re going to get better and so we’re certainly not done. We have a big challenge on Sunday, but we’re going to keep going.”

Gnonto has emerged as a real hot prospect, while getting Bamford and Luis Sinisterra back from injury certainly helps.

This will be a tougher test, though, and Leeds have only picked up two points from their last five league matches.

Looking at the Leeds vs Brentford odds, we’re keen on 15/4 for an away win and both teams to score.

Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Firpo, Llorente, Kristensen, Wober, Roca, Harrison, Adams, Greenwood, Rodrigo, Gnonto.

Club record signing Georginio Rutter is in the squad – the France Under-21 striker moved from Hoffenheim for a fee which could rise to £36million. He will be joined by skipper Liam Cooper, who has recovered from a knee injury, but Crysencio Summerville (ankle) is out.

Brentford Odds

Brentford’s Premier League form either side of the World Cup break has been nothing short of sensational.

The Bees signed off for Qatar 2022 with a shock win at Manchester City and then returned with an entertaining draw against Tottenham.

Impressive victories over West Ham and Liverpool followed and the hot streak continued with a smooth 2-0 success versus Bournemouth.

Influential Denmark midfielder Mathias Jensen added to the feelgood factor by signing a new long-term deal this week.

Head coach Thomas Frank told the club website: “I think he has been one of our best players so far this season, after a stop-start season last year when he was unlucky with injuries and illness.

“He is showing what he can offer the team and the potential he has. He is clearly our set-piece man and we know he can dictate a game from the centre of midfield.

“Matti has developed his pressing abilities this season, as well as his defensive mindset, which is so important for a Premier League midfield player.

“I wanted him to add more goals and assists this season and he is doing that. I am pleased he will be part of the next stage of our journey.”

Ivan Toney is showing no signs of being unsettled by off-field issues and has scored in five straight appearances for the club.

Let’s add 9/1 for a 2-1 away win to our Leeds vs Brentford betting tips.

Last Brentford line-up: Raya, Pinnock, Mee, Ajer, Norgaard, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Mbeumo, Vanelt, Toney.

Bees full-back Rico Henry is expected to be available after a minor calf issue. Aaron Hickey is rated as ‘touch-and-go’ as he continues to recover from an ankle problem.

Pontus Jansson (hamstring) will not face his old club and Shandon Baptiste (groin) and Frank Onyeka (hamstring) are out.

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