Man Utd vs Leeds: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
One of England’s biggest rivalries returns to the Premier League as Man Utd host Leeds at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.
Man Utd vs Leeds: Predictions
With Leeds out of the Premier League for 16 years, games between the Yorkshire club and Man Utd have been few and far between. But now they are back and ready to renew the rivalry.
Perhaps as expected, Man Utd are the higher-placed of the two sides going into Sunday’s game, currently sitting ninth in the Premier League but just three points off fifth. The Red Devils went through a tough spell at the start of the season but are now unbeaten in their past five league games, winning four and only drawing with Man City last weekend.
Leeds, meanwhile, are five places and three points below Man Utd in 14th after a tricky opening set of fixtures. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have already faced Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea this season, winning two points from those four games so far.
After a run of two defeats, their most recent match saw Leeds return to winning ways in emphatic fashion, beating Newcastle 5-2 having initially gone behind. But now all attention turns to old rivals Man Utd.
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Match Stats
Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 15 home league games against Leeds, six of which have been draws including the last in February 2004. The Red Devils are also in poor home form this season, with one win and two draws from six games, while Leeds have held two of the so-called Big Six to draws so far.
Leeds have been exciting for the neutral to watch this season, both capable of scoring goals but also susceptible to letting them in, and Man Utd haven’t been too different. Between them, Man Utd’s and Leeds’ matches in the Premier League this season have seen 82 goals scored at both ends of the pitch, setting up for an exciting match.
20 September 2011 – Leeds 0-3 Man Utd (League Cup)
03 January 2010 – Man Utd 0-1 Leeds (FA Cup)
21 February 2004 – Man Utd 1-1 Leeds (Premier League)
28 October 2003 – Leeds 2-3 Man Utd (League Cup)
18 October 2003 – Leeds 0-1 Man Utd (Premier League)
Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between old rivals Leeds and Man Utd for over nine years, when the Red Devils emerged victorious in the League Cup. That came just 21 months after Leeds had knocked Man Utd out of the FA Cup in the third round, a big win for the fans.
You have to go back even further for the last league meeting between Man Utd and Leeds, which came in February 2004, a 1-1 draw which prevented the Red Devils from doing the double over their rivals who were later relegated.