When Leeds and Manchester United play each other at Elland Road on Sunday, it will be the second time in just five days that these two teams have faced off against one another.
Just two days after parting ways with Jesse Marsch, Leeds travelled to Old Trafford and played in a dramatic 2-2 draw on Wednesday. This result allowed Leeds to salvage a point from their previous match.
After only a few minutes of play in the second half, Leeds took a commanding lead thanks to goals scored by Wilfried Gnonto and an own goal scored by Raphael Varane. However, United responded with goals scored by Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
At the time of this writing, Leeds are only one point above the relegation zone, but if results go against them in the Premier League on Saturday, they could start their game on Sunday sitting in one of the bottom three spots in the standings. Leeds’ next game is on Sunday.
United, on the other hand, are in third place and are only two points behind second-placed Manchester City, despite the fact that they have played one game more than their rivals from the other side of the city.
Leeds vs Man Utd Betting Tips
Leeds’ draw at Old Trafford came at a cost as Luis Sinisterra was forced off with a hamstring issue and Pascal Struijk had to be withdrawn due to concussion.
Interim boss Michael Skubala is certain to be without Struijk due to concussion protocols, but Sinisterra, Liam Cooper and Marc Roca will be assessed ahead of kick off.
Stuart Dallas, Rodrigo, Archie Gray and Adam Forshaw remain sidelined but January arrival Weston McKennie looks set for a second-successive start.
United don’t have any new issues to contend with following Wednesday’s clash but Casemiro is still unavailable as he serves the second game of his three-match suspension.
Midfield trio Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are all in the treatment room along with Anthony Martial.
Antony (leg) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness) both missed the midweek encounter and remain doubts for this meeting.
Over 3.5 goals @ 6/4
Recent meetings between Leeds and Manchester United, including Wednesday’s clash, have offered plenty of excitement at both ends of the field.
There’s little to suggest that this latest edition won’t also deliver in terms of attacking prowess and there’s value to be had in backing over 3.5 goals.
Each of the last three encounters have boasted at least four goals, with two of those games featuring six, as both clubs love to get on the front foot.
#PickYourPunt – Man Utd to win and Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 2/1
For our #PickYourPunt, we’ve put together two selections; a Manchester United win and Marcus Rashford to score anytime.
Leeds played courageously at Old Trafford earlier in the week but that performance could be put down to a new manager, albeit interim, bounce.
Following up on that and taking further points from this clash looks a big ask, though, with Leeds only winning one of their last eight at home in the league, losing three during that sequence.
The second leg of our bet builder requires Rashford to score anytime and that’s something he’s achieved in each of his last three league outings and in seven of his last eight in the competition.
Rashford’s directness and pace has caused huge problems for teams across the division and Leeds, who have the fourth-worst defensive record in the top-flight, could struggle to contain the England international.
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