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The last match in the normal season saw Leeds lose 2-1 at home to Southampton but they have the chance at redemption in the Championship Playoff final

Southampton finished three points behind Leeds after 46 games having won just one of their last six matches played away from St Mary’s.

Championship Playoff Final Prediction

After a cagey first-leg encounter at Carrow Road, Leeds asserted their dominance over Norwich in the second leg last Thursday, scoring three times in the first half alone en route to a 4-0 home win.

That result cost David Wagner his job, but it earned Leeds a place in the play-off final as Daniel Farke's side target an instant return to the Premier League.

Southampton's first-leg fixture also ended goalless, but like their play-off final opponents, they stretched their legs in the second leg as an Adam Armstrong brace sealed a trip to Wembley after Will Smallbone gave the Saints a 1-0 lead.

Russell Martin's men did the double over Leeds in the regular season and have a stronger bench to call upon when they do battle under the arch on Sunday.

Score Prediction: Leeds 1-1 Southampton (11/2 on Betfred)

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Leeds vs Southampton Lineups

Leeds Predicted Lineup vs Southampton

  • Meslier
  • Firpo
  • Ampadu
  • Rodon
  • Gray
  • Kamara
  • Gruev
  • Summerville
  • Rutter
  • Gnonto
  • Piroe

 

Southampton Predicted Lineup vs Leeds

  • McCarthy
  • Stephens
  • Bednarek
  • Harwood-Bellis
  • Manning
  • Aribo
  • Downes
  • Smallbone
  • Walker-Peters
  • Adams
  • Armstrong

 

Leeds vs Southampton Team News

  • Expect Daniel Farke to name an unchanged starting XI at Wembley after watching his men hammer Norwich 4-0 at Elland Road last time out.
  • Centre-back Pascal Struijk and striker Patrick Bamford will both miss the play-off final on Sunday.
  • Full-back Sam Byram's involvement will go down to the wire.
  • The main point of contention in the Southampton camp heading into the final has been the fitness of Scottish international Che Adams.
  • The striker missed both legs of the semi-final against West Brom through injury but returned to training after last Friday's fixture and is expected to start here.
  • David Brooks will be the man to miss out if Adams does return.
  • Ryan Manning could start at left-back in place of Jack Stephens.

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Leeds vs Southampton Results

Leeds vs Southampton Head to Head (Last Six Matches)

  • EC 04-05-2024: Leeds 1 : 2 Southampton
  • EC 30-09-2023: Southampton 3 : 1 Leeds
  • EPL 25-02-2023: Leeds 1 : 0 Southampton
  • EPL 13-08-2022: Southampton 2 : 2 Leeds
  • EPL 02-04-2022: Leeds 1 : 1 Southampton
  • EPL 16-10-2021: Southampton 1 : 0 Leeds

 

Leeds vs Southampton Betting Tips

Meetings between Leeds and Southampton usually see plenty of goal mouth action so we are backing both teams to score here. 

Daniel Farke’s side scored the third most goals in the Championship this season and this bet landed in both games against the Saints. In fact, both teams have scored in five of the last six head-to-heads.

Southampton did the double over Leeds despite finishing behind them. Their matches saw the second-most goals in the league with an average of 3.21 so we should see plenty of action at Wembley.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 4/5 Betfair (1 point)