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Stoke City vs Leeds United - Stoke's misfortune to continue

Top of the league Leeds are tipped to defeat struggling Stoke City 
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Leeds United have won three of their opening four games (Getty Images)

Stoke City vs Leeds United Tips, Predictions & Free Bets 

Top and bottom of the league clash on Saturday as Stoke City welcome Leeds United to the bet365 Stadium in the EFL Championship.  

Stoke are in free-fall at the moment and at odds of 2.00 with bet365, Leeds winning is our tip for the match. 

Stoke City vs Leeds United Match Details 

DateSaturday 24th August
Venuebet365 Stadium
CompetitionEFL Championship
Time15:00  (GMT +1)

Stoke City Form & Team News 

Things are not looking good for Nathan Jones. His Stoke City side are winless in 10 games in the Championship and have lost three of their opening four games of the season. Their last game saw them lose 3-1 away at Preston, with James McClean grabbing a late consolation for The Potters. 

Stoke have conceded at least two goals in each of their four Championship games so far this season. Goalkeeper Jack Butland has come under criticism after a string of errors in recent matches. 

Lee Gregory and Scott Hogan have been starting up-top for the team in the last two games and it looks as though they will continue to hold those places on Saturday afternoon. Tom Ince has been a lively threat for The Potters. Ryan Woods, Sam Clucas and Joe Allen have lined up in midfield for the club but fans have become critical of Jones's tactics and formations. 

The former Premier League club are priced at 3.50 to pick up the win. A draw is valued at 3.60 but neither of these things seem too likely given Stoke's terrible start to the campaign. 

Leeds United Friendly
Patrick Bamford grabbed a brace for Leeds in his last away game (Getty Images)

Leeds United Form & Team News 

Leeds United come into this game full of confidence. The Yorkshire club grabbed a 1-0 victory over Brentford this week, with Eddie Nketiah getting his name on the scoresheet. Their last away game saw them defeat Wigan 2-0 with Patrick Bamford grabbing a brace. 

The Whites have won four of their five competitive games so far this season, with their only draw coming at home to Nottingham Forest. They have also kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches. 

Patrick Bamford is likely to start up top for Leeds again this week. Wolves loanee Helder Costa will be pushing for a place in the starting eleven after grabbing the assist at Brentford but Marcelo Bielsa is unlikely to change a winning team. 

Leeds are favourites for the game and offer great value at 2.00 with bet365. 

Stoke City vs Leeds United Analysis- Leeds Marching On 

Leeds United are chasing an automatic promotion spot after being denied in the playoffs last season. Bielsa's men have looked like they have made considerable improvements and are the team to beat in the Championship right now. 

Stoke, on the other hand, are in free-fall. The club looks like they lack any sort of shape on the pitch and were picked apart with ease by Preston in the middle of the week. They did pick up a victory against Leeds at the bet365 Stadium last season but things have changed since then. 

Stoke City Joe Allen
Joe Allen is one of Stoke's most experienced players (Getty Images)

Stoke City vs Leeds Tips- Back Leeds for a win

Leeds United look like they are going to be the pace-setters in the Championship this season while Stoke continue to struggle. Leeds at 2.00 is great value with bet365. 

Stoke have managed to score in each of their defeats this season, so a 2-1 win for Leeds is great value in the correct score market at 8.50. Stoke have seen over 2.5 goals in both of their games at the bet365 as well, so there is value to be had in placing a small outlay on that at 1.90.

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