Leeds United vs Southampton prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024
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Leeds United vs Southampton prediction and betting tips - May 26, 2024

Tournament: Championship playoff
Location: Wembley
Match date: 26.05.2024

On May 26, 2024, Leeds United and Southampton will face off in the final playoff match for a place in the English Premier League. Both clubs are aiming to win and achieve their season's objective.

Key Statistics and Trends:

  • Leeds United has won only 2 of their last 8 matches.
  • Southampton has won twice and drawn once in their last 3 matches.
  • Leeds wins the first half in 38% of their matches, while Southampton wins the first half in 44% of their matches.

Leeds United - Form Analysis: Picking Up Momentum at the Right Time

The "Whites" effectively conceded the race for the top two spots in the Championship, securing just one win and one draw in their last six matches. Their playoff journey began with a goalless draw at Norwich's field, but in the return leg, Daniel Farke and his team pulled off a convincing 4-0 victory over his former club.

Southampton - Form Analysis: Not Giving Up Their Premier League Ticket Easily

The "Saints" were relegated to the Championship a year ago alongside Leeds and finished the regular season just behind them, three points adrift in fourth place. Russell Martin's squad entered the playoffs and followed a similar pattern, drawing 0-0 away to West Bromwich before a confident 3-1 home win (with West Brom scoring a consolation goal).

Leeds United: Team News

Only Bamford and Struijk are unavailable for selection.

Southampton: Team News

Martin will be without Larios and Bazunu, with S. Armstrong's participation in doubt.

Leeds United - Southampton: Possible Starting Lineups

Leeds United (possible lineup): Meslier - Firpo, Ampadu, Rodon, Gray - Kamara, Grujic, Summerville, Rutter, Gnonto - Piroe

Southampton (possible lineup): McCarthy - Stephens, Bednarek, Harwood-Bellis, Walker-Peters - Aribo, Downes, Smallbone - Fraser, Brooks, Armstrong

Previous Matches

In the Premier League, Leeds had 2 draws and 1 win. However, in the Championship this season, Southampton won both encounters.

Free Prediction for Leeds United vs Southampton on May 26:

Farke's side is given a slight advantage. However, both teams will give their all in this crucial match. Therefore, betting on "total over 2.5 goals" (odds – 1.92) seems promising.