Leeds vs Watford prediction, odds and betting tips 23/09/2023

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Leeds - Watford

England Championship - Elland Road

8th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Leeds and Watford go head-to-head at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday, September 23rd. Just a single point separates the teams in the table ahead of Leeds’s clash with Watford this weekend. Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Leeds vs Watford

Can Leeds snap their run of draws on home soil when they take on a tricky Hornets outfit in the Championship on Saturday? Read our top Leeds vs Watford predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Watford Double Chance

  • Watford are on a three-man unbeaten run in the Championship.
  • Leeds shared the spoils in each of their first three home games in the league this season.
  • Leeds have dropped points in five of their seven Championship fixtures overall this term.
  • Watford have avoided defeat in five of their first seven tussles of the new campaign.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams found the net in two of Leeds’s first three home games of the season.
  • Two of Watford’s last three fixtures in the Championship produced goals at both ends.
  • Leeds and Watford have scored ten and 11 goals respectively in the Championship after seven games each.
  • Leeds have played four competitive games at Elland Road this season and BTTS landed in three of them.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Leeds vs Watford

Check out our plethora of key stats for Saturday’s clash featuring Leeds vs Watford below alongside a very useful tool to help you choose the juiciest odds. Click the link to view more of our football predictions today.

Head to Head

09/04/22

England Premier League EPL

Watford

Watford

Leeds

Leeds

0

3

02/10/21

England Premier League EPL

Leeds

Leeds

Watford

Watford

1

0

20/02/16

England FA Cup FA Cup

Watford

Watford

Leeds

Leeds

1

0

28/02/15

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Watford

Watford

2

3

23/08/14

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Leeds

Leeds

4

1

Last Five - Leeds

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Leeds

Leeds

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Leeds

Leeds

0

4

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Leeds

Leeds

0

3

W

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

gb

Plymouth

Leeds

Leeds

1

4

W

02/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Leeds

Leeds

0

1

W

Last Five - Watford

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Watford

Watford

4

2

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

0

L

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

1

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Leeds – Watford odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s showdown below.

Leeds odds: 37/50 (1.74) – 57.5%

Draw odds: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%

Watford odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

Leeds have been priced as clear favourites to pick up three points this weekend, with the probability of a home win set at 57.5%. The expected winners are also priced at 4/7 (1.57) to net over 1.5 goals this weekend. That outcome has an implied probability of 63.6%. Interestingly, a 1-1 draw is among the bookies’ meanest prices in the correct score arena at 11/2 (6.50).

Leeds vs Watford Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Leeds vs Watford lineups and team news for Saturday’s Championship contest below.

Leeds

Leeds will be without Djed Spence, Junior Firpo, Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas this weekend. There are further doubts about the availability of Tyler Adams and Jack Harrison ahead of Saturday. Joe Rodon is suspended.

Predicted Lineup for Leeds: Meslier – Ayling, Cooper, Strujik, Shackleton – James, Gray, Ampadu, Gnonto – Rutter, Piroe

Watford

Watford have relatively few injury issues at the moment, however, midfielder Ken Sema has a muscle problem and won't be available until next month. Watford drew 2-2 with West Brom in midweek.

Predicted Lineup for Watford: Bachmann – Ngakia, Porteous, Hoedt, Morris – Louza, Sierralta, Kone – Ince, Martins, Rajovic

Player to Watch – Wesley Hoedt

Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt has been a rock at the back for Watford this season and the 29-year-old has been averaging a healthy 2.4 tackles and 2.4 interceptions per game for the Hornets in 2023/24. Hoedt will need to be at his best again if the Hornets are to prevail at Elland Road on Saturday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Leeds

Leeds
5-4-1
1
Illan Meslier
fr
25
Sam Byram
gb
6
Liam Cooper
gb
21
Pascal Struijk
nl
17
Jamie Shackleton
gb
8
Glen Kamara
fi
4
Ethan Ampadu
gb
10
Crysencio Summerville
nl
7
Joel Piroe
nl
20
Daniel James
gb
24
Georginio Rutter
fr
Substitutes
44
Ilia Gruev
bg
2
Luke Ayling
gb
22
Archie Gray
gb
30
Joe Gelhardt
gb
5
Charlie Cresswell
gb
28
Karl Darlow
gb
12
Jaidon Anthony
gb
27
Ian Poveda
gb
49
Mateo Joseph Fernandez
gb

Watford

Watford
4-2-3-1
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
45
Ryan Andrews
gb
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
6
Jamal Lewis
gb
10
Imran Louza
ma
3
Francisco Sierralta
cl
11
Ismael Kone
ca
7
Tom Ince
gb
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
37
Matheus Martins
br
Substitutes
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
2
Jeremy Ngakia
gb
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
15
Matthew Pollock
gb
42
James Morris
gb
39
Edo Kayembe
cd
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
19
Vakoun Issouf Bayo
ci
40
Myles Roberts
gb

Leeds vs Watford prediction


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