Leeds United vs Norwich City prediction and betting tips - May 16, 2024
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Leeds United vs Norwich City prediction and betting tips - May 16, 2024

Tournament: Championship
Location: Elland Road
Match date: 16.05.2024

In the return match of the playoffs for the right to enter the English Premier League on May 16, 2024, Leeds United will face Norwich City. Both teams aim to achieve a result that will send them to the decisive round at Wembley. To do this, they each need to finally secure a victory.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Leeds United has been unable to win at home for three consecutive games: they drew with Sunderland and then lost twice.
  • Norwich City has won twice in their last 10 away matches, including in cup competitions.
  • Leeds scores an average of 1.6 goals per match against Norwich, while Norwich scores 0.8 goals in response.
  • Leeds leads at halftime in 37% of matches, compared to Norwich's 33%.

Leeds United - Form analysis: Failed to finish the regular championship strongly.

The "Whites" clearly aimed to return to the Premier League immediately. They were leading alongside Leicester and Ipswich. However, it was Alister's proteges who ended up performing the worst in this trio. In the last 6 matches, they only managed to win against Middlesbrough with a 4-3 away victory, and they suffered four defeats. As a result, they fell behind both competitors, finishing third. They started the playoffs with a 0-0 draw away.

Norwich City - Form analysis: Systematically prepared for the playoffs.

The "Canaries" had a disappointing previous season - as the Championship favorites, they were stuck in mid-table in the second division under Farke's leadership. Now, under Wagner, they have significantly improved. Not enough to aim for direct promotion, but it became clear in mid-spring that they would finish in the top 6. Hence, the weak finish: a couple of draws and a defeat against Birmingham. However, this was seen as conserving energy before the playoff matches. In the end, they didn't score at home but also didn't concede, finishing 0-0 with an opponent advantage.

Leeds United: Team news

Streich, James, and Giabi are not ready to play.

Norwich City: Team news

Gibbs and Hernandez are still recovering.

Possible starting lineups for Leeds United vs Norwich City:

Leeds United (possible lineup): Meslier - Firpo, Ampadu, Rodon, Ayling - Kamara, Grujic, Summerville, Rutter, Nonato - Piru

Norwich City (possible lineup): Gunn - McCallum, Gibson, Duffy, Stacy - McLean, Sorensen, Skipp, Nunez, Sarr - Sergeant

Previous matches:

All 4 previous matches ended in wins for the "Whites."

Free prediction for the Leeds United vs Norwich City match on May 16:

It's unlikely to be a spectacular showdown, but the home team needs to press the opponent. Let's bet on a victory for the "Canaries" in regular time (odds - 1.61).