Date:Thursday August 6 2009
The Football League season kicks off again this weekend and Leeds welcome newly promoted Exeter City to Elland Road.
Leeds finished the normal season the form side in League One and have currently won their last eleven League games in a row, a club record.
The only blot on this was the draw with Millwall in the Play off semi final in Leeds final competitive game of the season.
Exeter finished their season in League Two with a 1-0 victory at Rotherham United which clinched the club promotion to League One.
Opening day stats
The Whites will be wanting to continue a record that stretches all the way back to 1990, that was when they last lost on the opening day of the season at Newcastle United 5-2, ironically Leeds won the old Second Division title that season.
Since then they have won twelve and drawn seven.
It`s the first time Leeds have started the season at home since 2006/07 when they beat Norwich City 1-0.
They have won their last five opening day fixtures in a row, the last time they drew was in Leeds last season in the Premiership when they drew 2-2 at Elland Road against Newcastle.
Exeter also have a good record on the opening day of the season in recent years. The last time they lost on the opening day was when they lost 1-0 at Shrewsbury in 2002.
In the last six seasons they have won two and drawn four.
This is the fifth season in a row that they have started the season away from home.
This is the first time since the 1993/94 season that they have started the season as high as the third tier of English football.
They have enjoyed back to back promotions in the last two seasons, they won the conference play off final in 2007 and finished second in League Two last season.
Men to watch
Jermaine Beckford - Finished last season with 34 goals in League One and after a summer which has seen him put on and then taken off the transfer list, he will want to start the season with a flurry of goals.
Marcus Stewart - Veteran of the game Stewart still knows his way around a football pitch and his experience and goals may be a key factot this season if the Grecians are to stay up.
The two clubs have never met in the League before, infact this is the first meeting between the two clubs since they met in an FA Cup tie in 1931.
On Exeter`s only previous visit to Elland Road in 1929 they lost 5-1 in an FA Cup replay.
1928/29 Exeter City 2-2 Leeds United FA Cup
1928/29 Leeds United 5-1 Exeter City FA Cup
1930/31 Exeter City 3-1 Leeds United FA Cup
Betting (Best odds from Oddschecker)
Leeds 4/1 (Ladbrokes)
Exeter 80/1 (Ladbrokes & William Hills)
Leeds win 1-2
Exeter win 13/2
First scorer (Selected players)
Beckford (Leeds) 7/2
Becchio (Leeds) 5/1
Snodgrass (Leeds) 13/2
Adam Stansfield (Exeter) 10/1
Craig McAllister (Exeter) 12/1
Marcus Stewart (Exeter) 14/1
Patrick Kisnorbo (Leeds) 33/1
Rob Edwards (Exeter) 50/1
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Date:Thursday August 6 2009
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