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Leeds vs Barnsley Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Leeds to edge towards Championship title
- Leeds clash with Barnsley in the EFL Championship on Thursday
- The Yorkshire derby sees top versus bottom
- Leeds have won 9 of their last 11 matches in the Championship
- Read on for our Leeds vs Barnsley preview and predictions
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Leeds can edge towards the EFL Championship title with victory over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road on Thursday. It's top versus bottom and Leeds can take another step on the road back to the Premier League with a comfortable home win.
Leeds opened up a three-point gap at the top of the table after beating Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of Pable Hernandez's late strike.
That came after West Brom dropped points, but manager Marcelo Bielsa knows there is still work to do if his side are to be crowned champions.
The victory over Swansea was a third straight win for Leeds and continued a run of just one defeat in the last 12 matches in the Championship.
Leeds Team News
Adam Forshaw remains the only absentee for Leeds.
After restarting the season with two wins and a draw to move out of the relegation zone, Barnsley find themselves back at the bottom of the table.
Gerhard Struber's side were unable to break down 10-man Wigan at home on the weekend and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
It is back-to-back draws for Barnsley and only one defeat in the last six matches since the Championship got back underway. In an incredibly tight bottom six separated by just four points, Barnsley realistically need at least two wins from the last three games.
Barnsley Team News
Barnsley will still be without Romal Palmer but otherwise have a full squad to choose from.
Leeds vs Barnsley Head to Head
Leeds have had the measure of their Yorkshire rivals in recent meetings, winning the last three fixtures and five of the last six.
The most recent head to head saw Leeds record a 2-0 win at Oakwell in September with both goals coming inside the last six minutes.
Leeds vs Barnsley Odds
Leeds are 1.28 favourites to make it four wins in a row. Barnsley are 10.00 to head back down the M1 with all three points, while the draw is 5.50 with bet365.
Leeds vs Barnsley Match Up
Leeds have conceded just four goals in the last 11 matches in the Championship and Barnsley don't have the firepower to trouble the league leaders.
Barnsley are in better form than their position suggests, but they look set for defeat at Leeds to continue a recent trends in derbies between these two sides.
Leeds vs Barnsley Stats
- Leeds have won 9 of their last 11 matches (Championship).
- Leeds have seen 8 of their last 9 wins come without conceding (Championship).
- Leeds have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 14 matches (Championship).
- Leeds have seen BTTS No in 9 of their last 11 matches (Championship).
- Leeds have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Barnsley (Championship).
- Leeds have seen BTTS No in 6 of their last 9 matches against Barnsley (Championship).
- Barnsley have seen under 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 13 matches (Championship).
- Barnsley have seen BTTS No in 11 of their last 12 matches (Championship).
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Leeds vs Barnsley is being played at Elland Road in Leeds, England.
When is Leeds vs Barnsley being played?
Leeds vs Barnsley is being played at 17:00 BST on Thursday 16 July 2020.
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