Kick-off: 1200, 27/12/2020
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
Burnley have got their mojo back after a slow start to the season and may be worth backing to pick up another positive result against Leeds at Elland Road.
The Clarets have only lost to Manchester City in their last seven outings and are now just four points behind United with a game in hand.
Punters can get 11/10 for Sean Dyche’s side to avoid defeat in this clash of styles and that is our first Leeds vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds continue to earn plenty of plaudits for their attack-minded tactics and could easily have had a handful of goals when beaten 6-2 at Manchester United.
There comes a point where Marcelo Bielsa’s gung-ho gameplan becomes more of a kamikaze mission, though, as they were fortunate not to be hit for double figures at Old Trafford.
Stuart Dallas admitted: “We’ve got to learn from this, because I don’t think there are too many positives we can take from this, there is plenty we can learn from.
“I suppose the only positive we can take is that we kept going until the very end.”
The Whites look fragile defensively at set-pieces and that is one issue Burnley are well equipped to capitalise on.
Looking at the Leeds vs Burnley odds, we think 19/10 for United to concede more than one goal for a fifth straight game is tempting.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Klich, Bamford, Raphinha.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley made it three wins in six matches when outmuscling Wolves at a wet and windy Turf Moor on Monday evening.
Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood scored for the Clarets and Wanderers could only respond with a late Fabio Silva consolation from the spot.
“It was a fantastic Burnley night,” said Dyche. “Rain pouring, wind swirling, freezing cold, all the rest of it.
“It was a very good performance and a deserved win. At both ends of the pitch, we operated well. We created quality chances. We rarely create 25 or 40 but we created a good number.
“If we’re being hypercritical, we could’ve controlled the game earlier if we’d taken them, but on the other hand we saw the game through well and deserved the win.”
Dwight McNeil and Robbie Brady picked up niggling injuries in that victory and it would be a shame to lose them at this point.
The Clarets can be relied upon to battle hard whatever team lines up, though, and 18/5 for a score draw is our final Leeds vs Burnley prediction.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Brownhill, McNeil, Brady, Westwood, Wood.
Man Utd 6-2 LEEDS – Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas
BURNLEY 2-1 Wolves – Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
Head-to-head: Burnley 2-2 Leeds, Burnley 1-0 Leeds, Leeds 1-1 Burnley
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