English Championship: Game Week 8
Stadium: Elland Road
23rd September 2023
Leeds United will welcome Watford at Elland Road in Gameweek 8 of the English Championship. The hosts are winless in the last five games. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Leeds United form
Leeds United, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are determined to make an immediate comeback and gain promotion under their new manager, Daniel Farke. Despite a slow start with just one point from their first two matches, Leeds United have managed to put together a five-match unbeaten run in the second tier of English football. Their first victory came in a thrilling 4-3 contest against Ipswich Town, followed by a disappointing draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday. However, Leeds bounced back with an impressive 3-0 win against Millwall, only to be held to a goalless draw against Hull City. Currently sitting in ninth place, two points behind the top six, Leeds United will aim to continue their unbeaten streak and secure more victories to establish themselves among the top teams in the Championship.
Leeds United Predicted Lineup
Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Shackleton; Gray, Ampadu; Summerville, Piroe, Gnonto; Rutter
Watford, under new management this season with Valerien Ismael, are facing a Watford side that is also determined to compete for promotion. Last season was disappointing for them as they finished 11th in the Championship. However, they started the new season strong with a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers. They then faced a draw and two defeats against Plymouth Argyle, Stoke City, and Blackburn Rovers, respectively.These results gave them four points from their first four matches. Before the international break, they had a thrilling 3-3 draw against Coventry City, where they took the lead three times through Mileta Rajovic and Matheus Martins but were equalized each time, conceding the final goal in the 87th minute. Disappointed by this result, they returned to action with a 2-0 victory against Birmingham City, thanks to goals from Rajovic and Ryan Andrews in injury time. Their most recent game was a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion, where they initially took the lead with a goal from Tom Ince but were equalized by Martins in the 23rd minute. With their momentum rising at Vicarage Road, Watford will aim to build a winning streak in the upcoming weeks to place themselves at the top of the league table, starting with a challenging game at Elland Road.
Watford Predicted Lineup
Bachmann; Ngakia, Porteous, Hoedt, Morris; Louza, Sierralta, Kone; Ince, Rajovic, Martins
Leeds United vs Watford Expert Tips
Both teams have strong attributes and are likely to challenge each other. Although the hosts haven't achieved consecutive wins yet, we believe that Farke's team will soon accomplish this and predict a remarkable victory for them at Elland Road. The game is expected to have over 2.5 goals.