04 AUG 2019 EFL Champions : Bristol City vs Leeds United
Date : 04 AUG 2019
Time : 23 : 30 PM
Match : Bristol City vs Leeds United
Prediction : 1 : 2
Vote Prediction :
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Bristol City will be aiming to make amends for a 5-0 loss to Crystal Palace in their last warm-up game when they host Leeds United at their Ashton Gate in the season opener. Despite producing fine performances in the 2018/2019 Championship season, the Robins eventually finished the process in 8th position in the standings, four points behind the play-offs berth.
The Whites, on the other hand, missed out on automatic qualification to the Premier League and seeing that they failed to impress in the play-offs, the Elland Road outfit remained in the English second tier. Marcelo Bielsa is still in charge of the team and seeing that he managed to keep hold of key players from the last season, we are tempted to put our money on the Whites, who are determined to return to the English elite division.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (KOREY SMITH):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
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.
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