Since then, Neil Warnock has become manager of the Yorkshire side who aren’t winning many Championship matches at the moment although Tuesday’s 3-0 win against Southampton means they have reached the quarter final stage of the Capital One Cup.
Even so, Brighton might regard this as a good time to be playing their opponents and Albion are firm favourites at 21/20 (BetVictor free bets) to claim all three points and propel themselves back towards the top six places.
Gus Poyet’s team came out of the traps flying this season and five consecutive victories saw them briefly go top of the Championship before losing their way and the Sussex team are now searching for a first victory in seven games.
Interestingly, all six of these matches have seen two goals or less scored and Under 2.5 Goals looks to be the ticket at odds of 20/23 as Leeds are likely to set their stall out to defend nice and early.
United are as big as 3/1 (Stan James bookmaker) to follow up that impressive victory against Saints with a victory in this match and Luciano Becchio is likely to return to the starting line-up to give the attack more cutting edge. The Argentine is among the favourites to score first and the same applies to Craig Mackail-Smith even if the goals have momentarily dried up for the striker.