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Leeds vs Norwich Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

1:30 PM GMT 31/01/2019
Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United 2018-19
Marcelo Bielsa’s side take on the Canaries as the top two in the Championship clash in a game that could have huge ramifications on the promotion race

Leeds United take on Norwich City on Saturday evening in what could be one of the most important games of the season.

The West Yorkshire club currently sit three points clear at the top of the Championship but will be leapfrogged by their opponents should the result go against them.

Latest Odds

Leeds are 5/6 (1.83) favourites to earn three points this weekend with bet365 whereas the visitors are available at a hefty price of 16/5 (4.20). If you fancy a draw in this game, it is available at 13/5 (3.60)

Team News

The hosts are still struggling with a number of injuries with Eunan O’Kane, Gaetano Berardi, Izzy Brown, Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Barry Douglas all set to miss out in this one.

In contrast Norwich have a clean bill of health for this game, which could give them the advantage they need.

Preview

Leeds were rescued by some late individual magic once again as they edged past Rotherham at the New York Stadium last weekend. The Whites have lost four of their last six games and the manner of their previous win was far from convincing.

For Norwich this spells the last of their tough run of fixtures, facing three of the top four sides in the division consecutively.  The Canaries managed draws against Sheffield United and West Brom but will feel unlucky to not come away with more.

The visitors looked a well-oiled machine as they dismantled Birmingham City in their most recent win and a repeat of that performance could well see them leave Elland Road with all three points. 

Leeds brushed Norwich aside earlier in the season with a 3-0 win but Daniel Farke’s men have come on leaps and bounds since that performance.

Prediction

In recent years Leeds have become synonymous with a mid-season wobble and they are bang in the middle of one yet again.

A significant injury list and increasing media pressure surrounding spygate appears a perfect recipe for the current leaders to drop points.

Norwich to win is certainly appealing at 16/5 (4.20) and looks overpriced with Leeds’ recent outings in mind.

However, a bet that is much more likely to land that still produces good potential returns is Draw or Norwich in the Double Chance market at Evens (2.00) with and that is the best bet for this game. This will be settled as a winner if the visitors avoid defeat at Elland Road.

Prices correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Norwich City or Draw (Double Chance) at Evens (2.0) for a 2pt stake with bet365