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LUFC Leeds v Bristol Rovers Match Preview

Leeds United welcome Bristol Rovers to Elland Road on Saturday in the final game of the season knowing a win will guarantee promotion to the Championship.

Form


Leeds
The Whites lost last time out at Charlton 1-0 after conceding a late own goal by Richard Naylor.

Last time out at Elland Road they beat MK Dons 4-1.

So far this season at home they have won thirteen, drawn six and lost three.

Recent home form: WWLLDW

Bristol Rovers
The Pirates lost their last home game of the season last Saturday to Champions Norwich City 3-0.

Last time out away from home they lost 2-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion.

They go into the game without a win in five.

So far this season on their travels they have won six, drawn two and lost fourteen.

Recent away form: LLLWLW

History

The two clubs have only ever met on eight occasions at Elland Road with Leeds winning four and four being drawn.

Last time they met at Elland Road Leeds had to rely on a late Jermaine Beckford goal to earn a point in a 2-2 draw.

When the two sides met at the Memorial Ground earlier this season, Leeds put in one of their performances of the season and enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 win thanks to goals from Jermaine Beckford (2), Sam Vokes and Tresor Kandol.

Full History at Elland Road (League unless stated)
1953/54 Leeds 3-3 Bristol Rovers
1954/55 Leeds 2-0 Bristol Rovers
1955/56 Leeds 2-1 Bristol Rovers
1960/61 Leeds 1-1 Bristol Rovers
1961/62 Leeds 0-0 Bristol Rovers
1971/72 Leeds 4-1 Bristol Rovers FA Cup
2007/08 Leeds 1-0 Bristol Rovers
2008/09 Leeds 2-2 Bristol Rovers


Betting (Odds supplied by Paddy Power)

Match Betting

Leeds 3/10
Draw 15/4
Bristol Rovers 9/1

First scorer (Selected)

Beckford - Leeds 3/1
Gradel - Leeds 9/2
Watt - Leeds 11/2
Kuffour - Bristol 11/1
Duffy - Bristol 11/1
Lines - Bristol 22/1
Collins - Leeds 25/1

Specials

Any time own goal 7/1
First goal is an own goal 25/1

Penalty to be awarded 13/8
Penalty scored 5/2

Leeds to come from behind and win 15/2



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Date:Thursday May 6 2010

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