Watford vs Leeds United: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 39
10 06:05, 28 March 2024 Tipsta

Watford vs Leeds United: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 39

The Whites travel south in search of three points!

A red-hot Leeds United will arrive at Vicarage Road in an attempt to keep themselves in first place against Watford. The closing match in Week 39 will begin on March 29, at 9 PM CET.

Watford

The Hornets have been back to the EFL Championship since 2022 after a brief stint in the Premier League, as this campaign is all about finding some stability and securing a spot for the next season.

Despite sacking multiple managers during the season, Watford is yet to string consecutive victories in 2024, as the Hornets won once in each of the last three months, including a last week “1-0” win at Birmingham City. Still, being nine points above the League One relegation zone cut line should provide enough safety with only eight games remaining in the schedule, so both team and its fans can start looking towards a fresh start.

Leeds United

The Whites got back to the EFL Championship after a few seasons in the Premier League, but it does not look to be as Leeds United is eager to spend more time in the second division than they have to in 2024.

With twelve wins in the last thirteen games in the league allowed Leeds United to jump right back in the mix for the direct promotion, as the Whites took a lead from Leicester City, even if the Foxes have a game to spare. Still, being only one point up on the third place Ipswich Town, is far from a secure position, as Leeds will look to score another win in their trip south.

Prediction ⚽️

The Elland Road clash in the first round was all about the hosts, as Leeds United scored three times in the second half to run away with a comfortable victory, as they will look to sweep the season series at Vicarage Road.

Watford, however, is not the easiest team to play against, so we are not expecting another blowout. Nonetheless, sportsbooks believe that Leeds United should come away with three points, so the 1.62 odds 🔥 on the Whites’ winning is the play.