Leeds United v Brighton & Hove Albion latest odds, news and free bets

Gus Poyet knows his way around Elland Road, having been assistant manager to Dennis Wise a few seasons ago and the Uruguayan will be in the visitors’ dug-out on Saturday hoping to see his Brighton team warm up for their FA Cup trip to Anfield with a victory here

The Seagulls got off to a flyer this season before suffering a dip in form, although Albion now sit just outside the play-off places thanks to an unbeaten run of eight matches, five of which have been victories.

There was nothing shabby about a 1-0 win over Nigel Pearson’s Leicester last weekend and the visitors look overpriced at 11/4 (Ladbrokes £50 free bets) to beat a Leeds United team that lost their last game at Elland Road by a 4-1 scoreline.

That result against Birmingham City led to manager Simon Grayson losing his job and caretaker boss Neil Redfearn has been given three matches to demonstrate that he can lead the United promotion charge that could take them into the play-offs.

Last weekend’s trip to Bristol City saw Leeds win emphatically 3-0 and they are likely to be popular at 11/10 (Bet Victor free bets) to claim another three points in this match, with the team not struggling to score goals.

Ross McCormack has been a shining light for the Yorkshire side this season and the Scot is the 5/1 favourite (William Hill bookmaker) to score the first goal, having found the net in each of his past three games.

The two teams played out a 3-3 draw at the AMEX Stadium earlier this term and we should expect another high-scoring encounter when they meet on Saturday, with Over 2.5 Goals looking like a tasty bet at odds of even money.

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