Swansea vs Leeds betting tips
Leeds will look to keep up the pressure on Southampton in the battle for second place in the Championship against Swansea on Tuesday night (7.45pm, Sky Sports Arena).
Daniel Farke’s men temporarily moved into the top two on Saturday, only for Southampton to stage a late comeback win over Huddersfield to deny the Yorkshire outfit.
Leeds took care of business at Elland Road against Rotherham, easing past their local rivals courtesy of a Crysencio Summerville brace and a controversial effort from Patrick Bamford.
But it was not enough to take them into the automatic promotion spots for the first time this season. Leeds will have to continue to rack up the victories and are in excellent form, winning six league games on the bounce.
They face a Swansea side that ended a four-game losing run in all competitions last time out, beating Hull City 1-0 at the MKM Stadium.
Luke Williams will have been relieved to get his first Championship win, but his team cannot afford to rest on their laurels being only seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Football betting sites have made Leeds odds-on for the win at the Swansea.com Stadium, and you can find a price of 9/2 for the hosts to dig out a second victory on the bounce.
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Leeds to keep on winning
Although Swansea beat Hull on the road, the statistics say it was a fairly even game that Williams’ men may have been fortunate to win.
Liam Cullen scored the only goal of the game after 11 minutes and for the remaining 79 plus stoppage time, the Swans were resilient to keep their first clean sheet in four league games.
Only six teams have conceded more than Swansea in the Championship this season, so if Williams wants his team look above rather than below them in the table, their defensive record needs to improve.
That will be a challenge against the Whites. Farke’s men put three past Rotherham, although Bamford’s goal came off his elbow and should have been disallowed.
Leeds have now scored in their last six league games and only six sides in the Championship have prevented them from finding the back of the net this term.
They have an embarrassment of riches in the final third led by Summerville, who took his tally to 14 league goals for the season in the win over the Millers. Former Swansea striker Joel Piroe came off the bench in that game, highlighting the depth at Leeds’ disposal.
It’s not only the final third where Leeds are clicking. In their winning run they’ve kept five clean sheets, only Leicester have a better defensive record in the second tier. Due to those factors, we’re backing another win to nil for the Whites at 19/10 with BetVictor.
Swansea vs Leeds Tip 1: Leeds win to nil – 19/10 BetVictor
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Summerville to shine again
Summerville has been one of the outstanding players in the Championship this season.
The 22-year-old took his tally to 14 goals for the campaign with his brace against Rotherham to go with seven assists. The Dutchman has been the Whites’ key figure in their charge up the table after their underwhelming start to the term.
Farke would have been pleased to see him get back on the scoresheet after going four Championship games without finding the net.
Leeds succeeded without Summerville finding the net, but now that he has returned to form, they’re more dangerous. Even during his lean run, Summerville still mustered 16 attempts at goal.
He’s not shy at trying his luck in and around the penalty area and Swansea will make stopping him their priority. Kyle Naughton had a good game last time out protecting the Swansea right flank, halting Anass Zaroury and Ryan Giles.
Swansea vs Leeds Tip 2: Crysencio Summerville to score any time – 7/4 BetUK
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Another disciplined showing from Leeds
The Whites have been one of the best behaved sided in the Championship this year. Farke’s men have only accrued 46 yellow cards, the fewest in the second tier. Although they have collected two red cards, lapses in their judgement have been rare.
During their winning streak since the turn of the year, Leeds have only picked up one yellow card or less in five of their matches. There was a blip in the 2-1 win over Preston, where the Whites collected four yellows.
The referee on that occasion was David Webb, who has been assigned this fixture.
He has averaged 4.40 yellow cards in his 20 Championship games this term, so it could test the Whites’ excellent record. We’re backing Farke’s men to maintain their fine disciplinary record by collecting under 1.5 cards at 6/5 with bet365.
Swansea vs Leeds Tip 3: Leeds under 1.5 cards – 6/5 bet365
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Simon Sinclair is an experienced sports journalist, who has written for national publications for football, cricket, NFL and many more. He contributes tips on a wide range of sports for The Independent.