STAR PREVIEW Leeds v Middlesbrough

first_imgWe might still only be in August (well only just) but it’s hard to imagine a bigger match at this stage of the season than Leeds v Middlesbrough at the top of the Championship.After bright starts to the season, both sides are locked on 13 points after five games and a win for either would send them six points clear of third placed Bolton ahead of the international break. Points very much in the bag.There was little to choose between the pair last season, Leeds winning 2-1 here at Elland Road and Boro getting their revenge with a 3-0 win at the Riverside.Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa is likely to revert to the side that saw off Norwich in style last weekend after heavily rotating his squad for the midweek Carabao Cup loss against Preston.For Boro Tony Pulís could name a similar starting side to the one that beat West Brom a week ago.Leeds United v MiddlesbroughChampionship19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main EventHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbro 3-0 LeedsNov 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 MiddlesbroFeb 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 0-0 MiddlesbroSep 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbro 3-0 LeedsFeb 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbro 0-1 LeedsAug 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-0 MiddlesbroFeb 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbro 0-0 LeedsNov 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 MiddlesbroFeb 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbro 1-0 LeedsDec 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 Middlesbro Looks set to be a tightly fought game but I can also see goals and will take the 4/5 about both sides to score with starsports.betRECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK BTTS 12 pts at 4/5 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 165.11 points(not including Fourth Test, Test series recommendations and Premier League ante-post)last_img read more