SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Leeds’ meeting with Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Leeds vs Southampton (Tuesday, 18:00)
Leeds will be looking to get back on track when they welcome Southampton to Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Marcelo Biela’s men have been a breath of fresh air this season, but the Whites head into this clash off the back of two consecutive Premier League defeats.
Last time out Leeds lost 1-0 at Wolves, on a night where my recommended Bet Builder landed, while Southampton snapped a six-match losing streak when battling to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
Leeds have been difficult to trust on home turf this term, while Southampton have won just one of their last 12 top-flight tussles, and I’m therefore going to steer clear of the match result market.
Leeds, for all their attacking brilliance, do boast the joint second-worst defensive record in the division and it’s worth noting that Bielsa’s brittle backline have bagged just one clean sheet across their last nine matches in all competitions.
With that in mind, coupled with the attacking threat that Southampton carry, I’m more than happy to support at least one Saints strike on Wednesday night.
Given that dealing with Leeds high-tempo style is no easy task I’ll also back Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team to collect at least one card during this dust-up – the Saints have collected at least one caution in 11 of their last 12 Premier League assignments.
In order to get the Bet Builder up to 10/11 (Bet 365), I’ll also back the home team to hit over three corners – Leeds 11.2 match corners per game average is the highest tally in the top-flight this term.
What’s more, Leeds have hit four or more flag kicks in each of their last 14 Premier League matches and I see no reason to oppose a repeat here on night where the Whites are expected to dominate possession for long periods.
- Over 0 Southampton Goals, Over 0 Southampton Cards & Over 3 Leeds Corners – Bet Builder – 10/11 (Bet 365)