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Stoke vs Leeds Prediction & Betting tips
Stoke City will receive Leeds United next Saturday. Stoke City has to win to stay connected with the big middle group in the Championship. Leeds United is the proud leader and saw the lead at Norwich City up to four points but got a new competitor in Sheffield United with four points behind. Will Stoke City take the first points under the new manager or will Leeds United keep the momentum? A look ahead!
Stoke City lost for the first time last weekend under the new manager Nathan Jones. In London, Brentford lost 3-1. The manager knew his selection before the start of this meeting only three days so a lot of time to project his way of working on his new team was not there. The manager chose to have his team play in a classic 4-4-2 system with a diamond in the midfield. The first set-up showed that Erik Pieters had his basic place back as left back but that this is at the expense of another Dutchman, Bruno Martins Indi. In the front, the Welshman prefers two center strikers namely Afobe and Berahino.
Manager Nathan Jones was disappointed by Brentford after the game: “We will have to defend better than we have shown today. We give away the goals very easily and then it is difficult to win in the Championship matches. We came today with the intention to win the game. We have a talented group of players but we need time to become a strong entity. We are in the middle of a process. I look at the long term and not at the short term. We have to learn things and win competitions during the process. Rome was not built in a day either. ”
Leeds United last weekend convincingly won the Friday night game of Derby County 2-0. Nothing was on the victory. but then nothing at all to be bothered. Leeds was lord and master on Elland Road where old times currently seem to revive. The fans were really a twelfth man and there were five or six players who qualified for the predicate ‘man of the match’. The central defense duo Jansson – Cooper did not give anything away. Opportunity leftback Alioski was everywhere on the field. Adam Forshaw shoveled and polished as never before. And in the front there was always the threat of the super talents Jack Clarke and Kemar Roofe. The latter was also responsible for the opening goal after twenty minutes. When Jack Harison was able to enter the field just after half time, the game was already decided. Derby could not make a fist and Leeds United mostly left the score higher.
Afterwards, it was mainly about the fact that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa had sent spies to Derby County training in preparation for the game. Everything around the club Derby County was ‘not amused’ but the Argentinian saw nothing wrong in his own action because within the South American football culture it is very normal to get information about an opponent through a spy. There was an official statement from the president of Leeds United in which apologies to Derby County were offered and according to the owner Andrea Radrizzani the stocking was: “It does not suit a club like Leeds United to act like that. We want to remain honest. The owner of Derby County (Mel Morris) has accepted my apologies. ”
Stoke vs Leeds head to head matches
05.08.18 CHA Leeds Stoke 3 : 1
30.12.06 CHA Stoke Leeds 3 : 1
14.10.06 CHA Leeds Stoke 0 : 4
25.03.06 CHA Leeds Stoke 0 : 0
28.12.05 CHA Stoke Leeds 0 : 1