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Leeds United vs Swansea City - Leeds backed in top of the table showdown

The top two in the Championship will meet in what promises to be a lively encounter this weekend
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Leeds United welcome Swansea City to Elland Road this weekend (Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Swansea City Tips, Predictions & Free Bets

The top two sides in the EFL Championship will meet this weekend when Leeds United welcome Swansea City to Elland Road. 

Leeds United vs Swansea City Match Details 

DateSaturday 31st August
VenueElland Road
CompetitionEFL Championship
Time15:00 (GMT +1)

Leeds United Form & Team News 

Leeds United have been the early pacesetters in the Championship this season. They have won four of their opening five fixtures and sit top of the table. 

They have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Championship matches and have only conceded two goals in their first five games. They have scored a total of 10 goals over the course of those five games. 

Their last league match saw them win away at Stoke City 3-0. Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Ezgjan Alioski were the names on the scoresheet for The Whites in the match. Coincidentally, they were defeated by Stoke on penalties in the English League Cup this week after a 2-2 draw. 

Bielsa made several changes to the side for the cup clash with Stoke. Patrick Bamford was rested but will likely return to the side on Saturday. Jack Harrison is likely to partner him up top as well. 

Leeds are priced at 1.60 to win the match with bet365 on Saturday. They are on fine form so far this season so this is a bet worth investing in. 

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Leeds United have won five of their opening six matches in the Championship (Getty Images)

Swansea City Form & Team News 

Swansea City have been the surprise package of the Championship so far. Steve Cooper appears to have revitalised the side and they find themselves sitting second in the league after five games. 

The Swans have won four of their opening fives games in the Championship so far this season. They also registered a dominant 6-0 victory over Cambridge in the English League Cup earlier in the week. 

Their last league outing saw them pick up a comfortable 3-0 victory against Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium. Kyle Norton, Bersant Celina and Borja Baston were on the scoresheet. Baston has been exceptional for the Swans so far this season and has netted five goals for the club in his first five games. 

The odds for a Swansea win in this game are 5.75. The club have been very impressive so far but Leeds United are a very strong outfit. A draw is priced at 4.00.

Leeds United vs Swansea City Match Analysis - Leeds to remain unbeaten 

Swansea City have managed to turn entertaining football into results under Steve Cooper and they looked excellent in the second half against Birmingham last weekend. 

Despite this, Leeds are a cut above the teams Swansea have played so far and the Elland Road crowd will be very much behind the home side. Leeds have been scoring for fun so far and have only conceded once at the venue. This will be a tricky tie for the Swans.

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Swansea City defeated Birmingham City 3-0 in their last Championship match (Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Swansea City Betting Tips - Highly entertaining encounter

Swansea have been a highly entertaining side so far this season and even going back into pre-season. The South Wales side have seen over 2.5 goals in 12 of their last 13 games in all competitions. A repeat of that happening again is priced at odds of 1.72, which is great value. 

Leeds are favourites for the match at 1.60 and while this is decent value. A small outlay on this is also my tip for the game. 

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