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Leeds vs Cardiff Championship predictions: Bettin tips, odds & team news

Leeds and Cardiff go head-to-head in the Championship on Sunday (2.30pm UK time).

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Leeds vs Cardiff odds

Daniel Farke will be hoping to get off to the perfect start after he was tasked with helping Leeds back to the Premier League. After guiding Norwich to Championship glory in in 2019 and 2021, no-one is more experienced in getting a side back into the top flight, but Leeds fans know that it’s not that easy.

Cardiff, meanwhile will be hoping for a much better campaign this time around after avoiding relegation to League One by the skin of their teeth. The club recently hired Erol Bulut, who has a limited managerial career in what could be a risky move for the Welsh side, so they are somewhat of an unknown quantity this term.

Leeds vs Cardiff predictions

Leeds vs Cardiff : Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No @ 9/10 with Betfair
Correct Score Leeds 2-0 Cardiff @ 6/1 with Boylesports
First Goalscorer Patrick Bamford @ 4/1 with Ladbrokes

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Leeds vs Cardiff predictions:

  • Only Wigan (38) scored fewer Championship goals than Cardiff (41) last season
  • Patrick Bamford was Leeds’ top goalscorer in their last Championship season (16)
  • Cardiff only managed 21 goals in 23 away games last term
  • Leeds scored seven goals in their two FA Cup ties vs Cardiff in 2022/23
  • Leeds have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 14 Championship matches

Leeds vs Cardiff match tip

Leeds to win to nil @ 13/10 with Paddy Power

Leeds scored seven times in their two FA Cup ties against Cardiff last term, while the Bluebirds scored the second fewest goals in the Championship last term (41). The Whites have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 14 Championship matches.

Leeds vs Cardiff Bet-Builder tip

Leeds to win to nil, Patrick Bamford to score anytime & over 1.5 goals 

Patrick Bamford will be keen to get off the mark asap as he looks to fire them back to the Premier League, while only Reading (17) lost more away games in the Championship last term than Cardiff (13).

Leeds vs Cardiff  team news 

At the time of writing, no fewer than nine players have left the club either on loan or a permanent deal, while only Karl Darlow, who spent last season on loan at Hull, Sam Byram, who was at the club between 2012 and 2016 and Ethan Ampadu have joined the club. Daniel Farke has a host of injury problems with Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Cody Drameh and Junior Firpo among those who might not take any part of the opener.

Leeds team news

In  Out Doubtful
Karl Darlow

Ethan Ampadu

Sam Byram

Tyler Adams

Stuart Dallas

Jack Harrison

Cody Drameh

Junior Firpo

Luis Sinisterra

Georginio Rutter

Aaron Ramsey returns to Cardiff after 15 years away and will be aiming to get off to the best possible start, while Karlan Grant has recently joined from WBA on loan. Forward Callum Robinson is a doubt, while Mark McGuinness and Romaine Sawyers are both out.

Cardiff team news

In  Out Doubtful
Karlan Grant

Aaron Ramsey

Yakhou Meite

Dimi Goutas

Ike Ugbo

Josh Bowler

Romaine Sawyers

Mark McGuinness

Callum Robinson

Leeds vs Cardiff head-to-head record

  • 08 Jan 2023 – Cardiff 2-2 Leeds – FA Cup
  • 18 Jan 2023 – Leeds 5-2 Cardiff – FA Cup
  • 21 Jun 2020 – Cardiff 2-0 Leeds – Championship
  • 14 Dec 2019 – Leeds 3-3 Cardiff – Championship
  • 03 Feb 2018 – Leeds 1-4 Cardiff – Championship

These two sides met in the FA Cup last season, where Jesse Marsch’s Leeds side hit five in the replay thanks to goals from Patrick Bamford (2), Wilfried Gnonto (2) and Rodrigo.

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