Newcastle (17 PTS) vs. Leeds United (14 PTS)
Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 PM
The Line: Leeds United -137 / Newcastle +360 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Leeds United and Newcastle face off on Wednesday in an English Premier League showdown at Elland Road.
This is a big game for both teams who both are trying to get some more distance between them and the relegation zone.
Newcastle comes into this game sitting in 12th place in the standings with 17 points. Newcastle has looked good as of late winning each of their last three games. Two games ago Newcastle kept a clean sheet, and in the last game Newcastle was able to win 2-1 against West Brom. Miguel Almiron opened up the scoring in the first minute and Dwight Gayle also put a goal in the back of the net in the 82nd minute and that led to the victory. This is a big game for Newcastle and they need to try and get the gao scoring opened early. If they can get the first gaol early, that should really open up the rest of the game for them.
Leeds United currently sits with 14 points which puts them in 14th place in the standings. Leeds United found some success early in the season, but the last few games they haven’t looked great. Two games ago against Chelsea, the defense gave up three goals and in the last game against West Ham they were defeated 2-1. In the last game Leeds United actually opened up the scoring with a penalty kick in the 6th minute, but they gave up two goals including a goal in the 80th minute and that led to the loss. Leeds United had 64 percent of the possession, but that still wasn’t enough for them to come away with the victory.
Newcastle is going to get that first goal early and they should have no issue coming away with the victory. I really don’t think Leeds United will even put a goal in the back of the net which also makes the under a solid play.