Our prediction for this Championship match:
Despite the fact that Swansea City chiefs were force to sell a number of first-team regulars in the summer transfer window, the Welsh outfit have been producing fine performances at the start of the 2018/2019 Championship campaign. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Sheffield United and Preston, the Swans played out a goalless draw with Birmingham City in their last league fixture, but it has to be noted that the Blues missed several clear-cut opportunities to score the winner. Leeds United, on the other hand, extended their winning run in the Championship to three games at the weekend, with the team beating Rotherham United at their Elland Road. The Whites are determined to return to the English top flight and seeing that the Swans are not as sharp as they used to be last term, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the second-placed side.
Highlighted Player (Jefferson Montero):
The 26-year-old Jefferson Montero is a lightning quick winger who plays for Swansea City in the English Premier League. After starting his career in the youth ranks at Emelec, Montero made his senior professional debut with them. But his first real impact was at Independiente Valle, which brought him a contract with Villarreal in 2009.
Montero, however, struggled to establish himself at the Spanish club and spent his time on loans with Levante and Real Betis. He then moved to Liga MX club Morelia, where he would go on to play more than 60 games in two years. His pace and guile caught the attention of Swansea who brought him to Premier League in 2014.
Montero was part of the 2007 Pan American Games winning Ecuador team – the first international trophy for the nation. He made his full debut in 2010 and has 56 caps and 10 goals to his credit so far.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.