Saturday, April 13, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Watford vs Leeds – 29/03/24

Competition: Championship

Market: Leeds win

Odds: 2/3 @ 1xBet

Desperate to widen their buffer in the automatic promotion chase, Leeds will travel to Vicarage Road on Friday night when they meet Watford.

Starting with the hosts, making the shock decision to appoint ex-Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley as their new interim boss earlier in the month, Watford have continued to show a string of issues this season. While the Hornets might have entered March’s international break with a 1-0 victory away at Birmingham, they have recorded just a pair of wins from any of their previous 13 straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to January 14th. Facing what will certainly be a heavyweight challenge this weekend, Watford have continued to gain a reputation for their extended issues on home soil. Last seen at Vicarage Road getting hit with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Coventry, Friday’s hosts have remarkably collected just a single win in front of their own supporters since the end of November. Likewise, hit with a 3-0 drumming when they travelled to Elland Road back on September 23rd, the Hornets couldn’t have asked for a tougher challenge.

As for the visitors, while Leeds might have lost their Premier League status last season, the Yorkshire-based outfit have continued on a stunning rise under Daniel Farke. Heading into March’s international break with a routine 2-0 victory at home against Millwall, the former Norwich boss has seen his high-flying squad find a route to the top of the Championship table. Now tipped as a leading promotion contender in 2024, the Whites will be looking to make another statement here. Winning all of their previous three appearances by an aggregate score of 5-0, Farke’s men should be excited by a trip to Vicarage Road this weekend. In fact, Leeds have remarkably collected 34 points from their previous 13 Championship showdowns – a run that stems all the way back to December 29th. Landing that 3-0 romp when they welcomed Watford to Yorkshire for their reverse meeting on September 23rd, Farke will be calling on a repeat performance here. Looking to extend their stay at the top of the Championship table, we are backing an away victory here.

Bet: Leeds 2/3 to beat Watford in Friday’s Championship showdown @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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