Salford City vs Leeds UnitedEFL Cup, KO: 20:00 Aug 29, 2023, The Peninsula Stadium
Leeds United travel to Salford City for a Carabao Cup second round clash on Tuesday. It has been an erratic start to the season for Leeds but they are still expected to be too strong for the League Two side, who have found things difficult lately, particularly at home.
Salford City were giant killers in the previous round as they saw off another Championship side to secure a place in Tuesday’s clash. They overcame Preston North End on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra-time.
However, that win came in early August and things have been a bit erratic for Salford City ever since. Neil Wood’s men have claimed just one win in their last four matches, suffering two defeats in that run.
The strange thing about Salford City’s campaign is that they have done better on their travels and are yet to pick up a win in front of their fans. They head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Accrington Stanley in a League Two fixture last weekend.
It has been a slightly erratic start to the season for Leeds United, although they have only lost once in their opening five matches across all competitions. Daniel Farke’s men have picked up just two wins and battled to two draws in that run.
Leeds United are in the second round of the Carabao Cup after claiming a 2-1 victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town. They were made to come from behind with second half efforts from Joe Gelhardt and Pascal Struijk sealing the win.
One of the major problems for Leeds United is a lack of discipline at the back as they have failed to keep a single clean sheet across all competitions this season. Those defensive problems were evident as they picked up a 4-3 victory at Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture last Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
The only previous meeting between both teams was a League Cup clash in 2019 which ended 3-0 in favour of Leeds United.
Players to watch
Callum Hendry has caught the eye for Salford City early in the season and could be worth keeping am eye on. The forward has found the net three times so far and could be priced to get on the score sheet on Tuesday at 7/2 with William Hill.
Leeds United have spread their goals across the team this season, but Joel Piroe could be the one to watch after scoring on his debut last Saturday. The Dutch striker is priced at 5/4 by bet365 to find the net on Tuesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Salford City and Leeds United have been unconvincing at the back this season and both teams can be tipped to score at 7/10 with William Hill. Salford saw over 3.5 goals in the previous round and a repeat is priced at 7/4 by Paddy Power while over 2.5 goals is valued at 7/10 with William Hill.
Leeds United have plenty of attacking quality within their ranks and can be backed to score in both halves at 6/4 with bet365.
This EFL Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United will be played on Aug 29, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Salford City vs Leeds United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.