Leeds United will be hoping to pick up where they left off before the break when they travel to Cardiff City on Sunday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are top of the Championship and won their last five games before the temporary suspension of the league, putting them in pole position to return to the Premier League after 16 years away.
Cardiff vs Leeds Latest Odds
Leeds have the second-best away record in the Championship and are bet365’s 4/6 (1.67) favourites to take the points in Wales.
However, Cardiff have won three of the last four meetings between these sides and may be a popular bet at 4/1 (5.0).
The teams drew 3-3 in the reverse fixture at Elland Road back in December when the Bluebirds came back from three goals down and another stalemate is available at 11/4 (3.75).
Cardiff vs Leeds Team News
Jean-Kevin Augustin is likely to miss out for Leeds while Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw are both unavailable.
For Cardiff, Jazz Richards injured his calf during the hiatus and joins Greg Cunningham and Isaac Vassell on the sidelines. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Lee Tomlin are both fit to start.
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It has been a tumultuous 2020 for Leeds as they picked up just five points from their first seven games, but a run of five wins – all to nil – in February and March steadied the ship and left them seven points clear of third.
The enforced break has raised many questions over the conditioning of players but Leeds typically play well after significant time away, having won both their opening games of Bielsa’s two campaigns.
That being said, Leeds have not kept an away clean sheet against a top-half side this season and with Cardiff pushing for a play-off place, it could be an entertaining clash in south Wales.
Cardiff vs Leeds Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 4/5 (1.80) by bet365 and looks good value for this clash, considering the teams drew 3-3 earlier in the season.
It has also landed in six of the seven away games Leeds have played against top-half teams this season, and in eight of Cardiff’s 12 games against sides currently above them in the Championship.
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