Leeds v Crystal Palace betting tips: Draw specialists may be hard to separate
Preview and odds for Tuesday’s match
Leeds are hovering one place above the relegation zone and seeking just a second home win of the season as we pick out some Leeds v Crystal Palace betting tips.
The Whites managed a goalless draw at Brighton on Saturday but are still looking anxiously over their shoulders at the bottom three, especially with Newcastle taking on Norwich on the same night.
Tuesday’s match at Elland Road is live on Amazon Prime and kicks off at 8.15pm.
Leeds v Crystal Palace match odds
Leeds have only beaten Watford and Norwich so far and face the third promoted club Brentford at the weekend so this has the potential to be a good week for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Getting something out of these back-to-back home matches looks vital, though, ahead of a daunting run of fixtures against Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Leeds are favourites at 29/20 but are struggling to reproduce the intensity which saw them impress on their return to the Premier League last season.
They at least managed a clean sheet at Brighton but rode their luck as Neal Maupay missed an open goal for the hosts while Leandro Trossard and Solly March struck the woodwork.
That was a sixth draw of the season for Leeds and the only team to have shared the points more often is Palace with seven.
Palace are 2/1 to bounce back with a win after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa ended a seven-match unbeaten run.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 27, 2021
Marc Guehi’s late goal proved in vain but at least means Palace have scored in eight consecutive matches.
Palace often improve after the break, with 14 of their 19 goals coming in this period when only four teams have a better record.
Leeds v Crystal Palace head-to-head
The honours were shared in last season’s two meetings, which were the first for eight years between these two teams.
Palace won 4-1 at Selhurst Park last November but Leeds gained revenge with a 2-0 win at Elland Road in February and a repeat is 11/1.
Leeds v Crystal Palace key battles
Patrick Bamford scored two of the three Leeds goals against Palace last season and his continued absence has been an issue for Bielsa.
Leeds have only scored more than one goal in a match on two occasions this season so are hardly likely to go goal crazy here.
Guehi has scored in back-to-back games for Palace and the centre-back is 25/1 to extend that run while Christian Benteke is 11/2 to open the scoring in Leeds v Crystal Palace betting tips after his recent brace at Burnley.
Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips may be out to prove a point after being substituted at half-time against Brighton, although Bielsa has assured Leeds fans there is no problem between him and the England midfielder.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication