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Brighton vs Leeds: Whites can add to Albion’s jitters

Kick-off: 1500, 01/05/2021

Stadium: Amex Stadium

TV: Amazon Prime

Brighton are making hard work of securing their Premier League safety and Leeds can put a bit more pressure on by prevailing at Amex Stadium.

The Whites have faced some tough fixtures during a six-match unbeaten run and now get the chance to chase a ninth away win of the season on the south coast.

We feel 11/5 for United to oblige is excellent value for our first Brighton vs Leeds prediction.

A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds

Brighton battled hard for goalless draws against Everton and Chelsea, but going down 1-0 away to already-relegated Sheffield United was a big blow.

The Seagulls still have the luxury of a seven-point buffer over Fulham but a daunting run-in will be enough to keep them looking over their shoulders.

Following this contest, Albion close with games against Wolves, West Ham, Manchester City and Arsenal.

“It doesn’t feel comfortable to me because we need more points, it’s as simple as that,” said Graham Potter.

“We are at that stage of the season where everyone is fighting for something, even if it is pride like Sheffield United.

“I think all the games we have to play, we can be competitive in, and we have proved that.

“We have got a chance to get points in all of those games – but equally we could lose.”

Brighton are invariably able to produce some nice football, but the lack of a cutting edge is proving costly.

Just two home victories all season is another obvious cause for concern, so 9/2 for an away win to nil is another tempting option from the Brighton vs Leeds odds.

Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, Veltman, Bissouma, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck.

Defender Ben White is back from suspension to play against the club he helped win promotion to the Premier League last season when on loan at Elland Road.

Midfielder Adam Lallana has been troubled by a tight calf but should be fit. Forward Percy Tau has recovered from a hamstring injury, but defender Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) and winger Solly March (knee) remain out.

A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds

Leeds have tightened up at the back since becoming more used to the demands of top-flight football and are currently on a cracking run.

Sunday’s goalless stalemate with Manchester United may have lacked entertainment, but that was another solid display.

“It was a very demanding game for us,” Marcelo Bielsa said. “For the game not to become unbalanced, the team made a massive effort.

“Even if they dominated in the main, we managed the chances on goal similarly.

“And even if they did have more of the ball to attack and they had a lot more attacks than we did, I insist I value everything we did so the game would not become unbalanced.”

Five previous fixtures had produced wins over Fulham, Sheffield United and Manchester City, plus draws against Chelsea and Liverpool.

Leeds have featured in 16 road games this term, posting eight wins and the same number of defeats, with zero draws!

Seven of those matches have been settled by just a one-goal margin, so let’s have a saver on either team to prevail in that manner here at 27/20 to complete our Brighton vs Leeds betting tips.

Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Bamford, Roberts, Costa.

Record signing Rodrigo is back in contention, but Raphinha remains unavailable. Skipper Liam Cooper serves the last game of his three-match ban.

Additional stats

Last result:

Sheff Utd 1-0 BRIGHTON

LEEDS 0-0 Man Utd

Head-to-head: Leeds 0-1 Brighton, Leeds 2-0 Brighton, Brighton 2-0 Leeds

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