Leeds United-Birmingham City Betting Preview: Visitors good value to stun Whites

Lee Clark's men have found their scoring touch in recent weeks and our tipster is backing the Blues to be in another eventful match on Sunday
Leeds United will look to halt their alarming slide down the Championship table when they welcome Birmingham City to Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.

Brian McDermott's side had made a positive start to the campaign but have won just one of their last five league matches and have slipped to 14th in the table.

Despite their recent run of poor form, the Whites are chalked up as 23/20 (2.15) favourites with Coral to pick up all three points on home soil this weekend.

Birmingham have been inconsistent in recent weeks, having won three and lost three of their last six matches in all competitions and the Blues are available at 11/5 (3.20) with Coral to claim a morale-boosting victory at Elland Road. The draw can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

Goals have proved difficult to come by for McDermott's side of late, with Leeds having scored more than once in just one of their last eight matches in all competitions.

It is worth noting, though, that Birmingham have managed just one clean sheet in their last 11 matches in all competitions while the Whites have an identical record so defensive solidity is not a quality that has been associated with either side so far this term.

With that in mind, there may be value in backing more than two goals to be scored at a tempting 4/5 (1.80) with Coral when these two sides go head-to-head this weekend.

Given Leeds' poor run of form in recent weeks, it would appear that the visitors are underrated by the odds compilers ahead of Sunday's clash and the 13/10 (2.30) quote for the Blues in the draw no bet market certainly carries plenty of appeal here.

Lee Clark's men have demonstrated already this term that they have plenty of firepower and those looking to back bigger prices should take a chance on Coral's chunky 17/10 (2.70) quote for the Blues to net at least twice at Elland Road.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) 2pts stake with Coral Birmingham to score two or more goals at 17/10 (2.70) 1pt stake with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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